Ken: Fortunately, it was quite a dry day today, and so as a result, the thaw took far less of a toll on the snow than yesterday.
Caspar enjoyed a day of classic Ben Nevis ice climbing with Shaun today. they climbed Comb Gully, which whilst a bit damp, was in good condition.
I was back out with our Winter Mountaineering team. We climbed School House Ridge, above Ballachulish, with Giles and Dave taking turns on the sharp end. The ridge was almost split right down the middle, with the right hand (north) side offering a snowy winter ascent, and the left hand side offering a rocky summer ascent. We were treated to a brilliant and direct descent, on soft snow, down Coire Riabhach.
We’re due a welcome return to wintry conditions tomorrow, which looks to stay with us throughout next week, with things ramping up a notch on Tuesday. The never ending winter?