Hump Day on Ben Nevis

Ken: Wednesday is often referred to as hump day, so with that in mind, our Winter Mountaineering team, consisting of Freya, Rich, Tom and myself, as well as Steve who was guiding John, all headed to the tallest hump in the UK, Ben Nevis, and what a day it was!

We headed up Ledge Route, which was bathed in sunshine for quite a bit of the day. Freya, Rich and Tom each took turns leading the middle section of the route, before we headed up to the summit. For Rich and Tom, it was their first time up Ben Nevis, and for Freya, her first Munro. Not a bad way to open her account!

Steve was on No. 2 Gully with John. The managed to negotiate the cornice, which was steep, but not quite overhanging. Oodles of teams enjoying the great ice up there, with plenty of action all over the mountain. It looked like every team heading up Tower Ridge had set their alarms to go off at the same time this morning.

Henry and his Advanced Winter Climbing team found good ice on Quartzvein Scoop and Cut It on Beinn Udlaidh, which survived the thaw and is in pretty good condition.

Michael and Sammie climbed The Split on the East Face of Aonach Mor whilst Ian was on Sron na Lairig with Kevin.

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