GLEN CLOVA, SCOTLAND - 22 MARCH 2014: David Hetherington ascends the Scorrie during a round of Driesh and Mayar, two Munros in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

I've just returned from a great weekend with friends at the Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club Hut in Glen Clova. Glen Clova and nearby Glen Doll are located just inside the Cairngorms National Park. They're two very photogenic glens with attractive corries, lots of glacial landforms and steep sided hills.

From the Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club hut, we could see into Winter Corrie. Two prominent cornices crowning the exits of Easy Gully and Central Gully put any ideas we had of easy winter climbing to bed and we headed up the steep ridge of the Scorrie instead for an ascent of two nearby Munros, Driesh and Mayar. 

During the weekend we also climbed Ben Tirran (a Corbett known also as the Goet), two other Munros (Broad Cairn and Cairn Bannoch) and 4 (for me) unvisited Munro tops. It was a top weekend of winter fun all round in a part of Scotland I'd not previously visited. The opportunities for a great photo shoot are what excited me most so I'll definitely be back.