The calm weather and good climbing conditions are still going with very slight thaw freeze cycles to settle the snow. Andy, Laura and Hannah climbed Curved Ridge on Saturday which was nice and snowy. Laura and Hannah practised some leading and moving together for which Curved Ridge is perfect. They were rewarded with the most spectacular sunset at the end of the day too. Many thanks to Andy for the pictures.
On Sunday the team went up Ben Nevis for some ice climbing. After some training in the gulch at the foot of Coire na Ciste they went to climb The Gift to the right of North Gully on Creag Coire na Ciste. Nobody else was up high in the coire despite a good trail up there. Green Gully was empty which is rare at the weekends, and nobody else was on Creag Coire na Ciste. There was a team in Central gully in the Trident Buttresses and a team on Mega Route X. The Shroud was also climbed with a wee traverse in from the right (Harrison's Climb). Today was warmer and soggy right to the top of Buachaille Etive Mor for Louisa, Andy and Ritchie but the snow is melting only very slowly.