Ken: It seems like only yesterday that we were running our second CIC Hut Week on Ben Nevis, climbing some of the best ice routes in the UK, moments before the world was turned upside down.
Bereket, originally from Ethiopia, has just completed the West Highland Way and was interested in bolting on an ascent of Ben Nevis to round his trip off. Luckily, he was easily convinced to give Ledge Route a go! There's an amazing amount of snow down to about 1100m, but all very soft, as the freezing level had risen well over the summits overnight.
We made quick time up Ledge Route and then enjoyed wandering over the plateau to the summit, having a look down the gullies, whrte the greatest accumulations of snow were. I wouldn't start digging out your crampons and axes out just yet as the snow is all very superficial!
Plenty of people on the Mountain Path.