Saturday, 21 February 2015

Fresh snow on the Ben

After a lot of overnight snow the mountains were looking nice and white this morning. I met up with Jared and Tom who are both from the US but are living in Scotland for a few months. There was fresh snow down to about 300m this morning which gave the day a great Winter feeling from the start. A few teams had broke trail before us up until about corner 6 on the zig zags, from which I had to wade through some pretty deep powder onto the plateau and the summit. A very strong performance by Jared and Tom saw us at the summit in 3 hours 30 min even in the tough underfoot conditions. A speedy descent on the soft snow saw us back at the Ben Nevis Inn in just over 6 hours in total and some well earned food and drink! A top day with some top chaps!