The first pitch was thin dripping ice but the bay where the first belay is was well frozen and here I handed over the lead to Tom. He made shot work of the water ice step out into the upper gully where we took care to find solid placements for runners and his belay. Eoin seconded quickly and was happy to take over the lead on the upper slopes with me placing gear for him.
We descended the Goat Track to find some ice to introduce the guys to Abolokovs which they duly built and abseiled from before returning to the Lodge to look at placing pegs on the towers.
In Lochain Ewan reported good ice on Sidewinder and Chute route was also climbed. Giles and his team found good chewey ice but steady drizzle on Pumpkin on Creag Mheaghaidh.