Day 2 of our CIC Hut Week and Mark and I took out teams up Minus 2 Gully and then continued up North East Buttress, giving an excellent journey to the summit of the mountain.
We had a steady thaw and rain through the night, but by the morning, things had improved. The first pitch of Minus 2 Gully was a bit soft in places, but thereafter, the ice was excellent.
North East Buttress was good fun as always with even more snow than a couple of weeks ago. We popped over to the summit and the descended Coire Leis. It's worth noting that the descent to Coire Leis was on hard ice and a slip there would be very consequential. Coire Leis, by comparison, was a joy to descend.