Woke to a gentle inversion below my house and blue skies above. So I hopped on my bike out to Torlundy and sweated my way up to the CIC Hut. The ridges seem largely clear of snow but there is a great deal in the gullies for June. No.2 looks like it might give a good day out in next weeks forecast cooler temperatures! Then it was up Tower Ridge.... a route I struggle to tire of overtaking a fast party of 4 just at the through route after the Eastern Traverse. There was a tiny bit of avoidable snow on the Traverse and an insignificant amount of ice in the chimney- other than that dry rock all the way. Topping out I worked my way down through the hordes (most of whom seem to walk head down in a somnambulistic trance- either that or they are fascinated by their own footwear) and back to my bike- where I broke my chain... and only being out to Torlundy and back did I have any tools on me? Nope. Fortunately it is the MTB World Cup this weekend and a lovely lady soon came to my rescue with a chain tool :-) Sorry about the blurry photos- the camera was down the front of my t-shirt and I was perspiring somewhat!