Dave: March really is the best month, longer day light hours and fatter ice. The last two weeks have been some of best guiding I have done. Last week at the CIC hut during some settled weather I climbed with 2 brilliant guests Ken and Dave, together we climbed 5 days and 4 routes I had not done before. The highlights were Orion and Cresta Direct.
This last week I have had the pleasure of climbing with David and Mark on an Advanced winter climbing course. Great weather at the start of the week meant we got straight on Crowberry Gully and an early start got us lead position, the windy days had us climbing mid level ice around the Ciste and Observatory Gully. The highlights were Tower Ridge and Crowberry Gully.