Nick, Keith and Ken joined Steve and Graeme down at the Bridge of Orchy hills, but peeled off to climb on Creag Coire an Dothaidh. With two teams heading up to Salamander Gully, they climbed Centigrade, which gave a good and varied climb up vegetated corners and icy grooves. Despite another dump of snow through the night and into the morning, the day turned out to be stunning, with clear views of the surrounding snowy peaks.
Whilst Ken and team were busy on Centigrade Steve and Graeme climbed Antichrist with the Promise Land finish VI,6. They had originally wanted to climb Antichrist in its entirety but copious amounts of digging led them to Promise Land and it’s thin and impressive crux icefall.
With more fresh snow overnight Hannah and team had a late change of plan. And as both Josh and Harry had expressed a strong interest in reaching the top of Ben Nevis, this was to be their objective for the day. With a slightly later than desired start (9:45!) they set off at full steam breaking trail and sharing the navigation under Hannah’s watchful eye. It was tough going but they made the summit and back in less than 7 hours. Harry and Josh were super chuffed with the change of plan and blown away by the unexpected views.