I was out with Cornelius, Niko, Gero and Ivo, who are all over from Germany. They're only over for the weekend, but cramming as much adventure into their short stay as possible. To kick off their adventure, they caught the sleeper train from London to Fort William, which arrived at 10am. I then whisked them away to the Achintee Inn, from where we started our ascent of Ben Nevis.
The weather really couldn't have much kinder to us today, with fairly settled conditions for much of the day. A nice change to the stormy weather of late. We encountered snow from just above halfway. Towards the top, the snow was consolidating well, and there was plenty of rime ice on the rocks.
We reached the summit in good time and were down before the light faded. I left them at the Achintee Inn, from where they were going to head to Steall Hut (by the waterfall) to spend the night.
If you fancy tackling Ben Nevis this winter, we've got guides available right through the season, so for more info, head to https://westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk/…/guide-ben-nev…/.