It was a sociable day today and as we arrived at the top of Easy Gully on Aonach Mor we were chatting with parties from Plas Y Brenin, Rob from Highland Guides and Ed and Adele from Jagged Globe. Adrian, Clare and I hung back and looked at some snow anchors until the gully was a little quieter. We slowly made our way across to Nausea giving the team ahead plenty of time to clear the icey step at the bottom. The first pitch was brittle and glassy and a little hollow and despite Adrian placing himself well to one side of the fall line a large chunk of ice bounced off of a ledge as Clare climbed past and homed in on him fortunately doing no damage. Topping out into the sun again was a real pleasure and only the call of the gondola took us down from the plateau where we were looking at the variety of belays around the rim of the coire.