Back to Ben Nevis today. Rich was out to shadow me working with Mark as we went to Coire na Ciste to climb No. 3 Gully Buttress. We weren't alone it being an Easter wekend and as well as a couple of teams on our route a group climbed the upper part of 2 Step Corner, several teams climbed Green Gully, Heike and Brian were on Diana, a team climbed Thompson's Route and at least 4 people headed round the other side of the Comb. It was a misty day with a little snow to start but it felt warmer on the plateau- moist and still. Plenty of snow and rime still on No. 3 Gully Buttress though. We came down the Red Burn and spotted quite a bit of debris and shattering caused by the large avalanches a few weeks ago.