Sebastian did fantastically well, as the two distinct cruxes of Castle Ridge were a significant step up from his previous experiences. There’s virtually no snow on the ridge anymore, but a fair sized patch to cross to gain the start. On topping out, we continued up to the summit of Ben Nevis, before making a bee-line for the Red Burn, which provided a quick and enjoyable descent, using that all-important mountaineering technique, ‘the bum-slide’.
The weather cleared on our descent, and by the time we reached Halfway Lochan, the summit of cloud-free.
If you fancy being guided up Castle Ridge, or any of the other magnificent ridges on Ben Nevis this summer, please give us a shout!