Tom and Colin and I were at the front of a long queue on Dorsal Arete yesterday as the snow began to fall. It was the first winter lead for the guys and the large amounts of fresh snow certainly made it fell properly wintery! We were heading down in good time but the gullys were filling fast and avalanche activity was apparently seen later in Broad Gully. Off to the Cairngorms for the weekend and early next week and it looks like it will be wild! I've attached a picture the guys took of me enjoying the last pitch of No.3 Gully Butress yesterday too.