Today Gareth and I went to Ben Nevis for a mountaineering day. He was keen to see some mountaineering rope work tools he had read about in action on Tower Ridge, one of the routes on his hit list.
With fine weather we had a good day out ahead of the crowds on our route. As we climbed up the side of the Great Tower we were even treated to a piper on the summit.
The top was busy and with almost no wind at all there were a few midges on the summit plateau.
To make the fullest use of the day we came down Ledge Route abseiling the gritty slab and kicking steps down the remaining snow in No. 5 Gully.