This afternoon I'm babysitting Sandy but this morning I went up Ledge Route on Ben Nevis to see what things are like. The snowline crept up a little yesterday and today it was sleety with freezing rain on top of Carn Dearg. The snow is soft, wet and still ankle deep higher up. At the top of Ledge Route a blob of exposed turf was still frozen but there was water dripping off of rocks and anything turfy insulated by the snow is still sodden. I didn't need an axe or crampons today and it looks like we still need a little more cold weather to make it winter yet.