The pic above shows the outcome of a dry tooling session in my basement with Donald and Mike (nice axes Mike, shame about the adze.... I'll be more careful next time :-).
Today I went for a quick burn up Tower Ridge. The 0.5 snow patch is reduced to a couple of small beach balls but the main Observatory Gully patch is hanging in there.... just. That's where the cloud was today as the rest of Lochaber basked in autumn sun the Ben hid her head under a grey cloud and a cool breeze. It was dry low on the ridge but anything the cloud had touched was greasy as you like. Off to Aberdeen tonight for a CWA Ass tomorrow and then a weekend wherever it might be dry enough to climb something....anything.