After a wild night in the West we woke to snow at sea level today. Jamie B and I each had a pair of clients to take out and with the copious amounts of fresh white stuff we opted to go to the Zig-zags on Gear Aonach. We found that Rocio and her team had the same idea and were quite happy to let them pass us to break trail (thanks guys). We headed into the coire at the south end of the ridge and dropped back down to the car as the weather worsened. Well done to the team on the first day's wild winter mountaineering. For those wanting an update on conditions its copious amounts of snow with soft slab forming in sheltered locations at about 800m, our high point today.