We were surprised and very grateful that a team had set off before us, and put in a track for at least some of the way, as the snow, even on the SE flank of Am Bodach, was very deep in places. The ridge felt Himalayan in character (if you ignore the A82 way below), with double cornices in places, and a sharp crest of snow for much of the way. We caught up with the two chaps from Northumberland (one of whom was Ben, who had been out on North Buttress with Andy yesterday) at the pinnacles, where we thanked them, and took our turn trail-breaking at the front.
A huge well done to Helen for accomplishing the traverse in tough, but very worthwhile conditions. The views and situations more than made up for the effort of ploughing our way along!
A ski traverse of the Aonach Eagach anyone?
Hannah was out on Ben Nevis with Noah. They too enjoyed not having to break trail all the way up the mountain!
I wouldn’t normally post quite so many photos, but it was an amazing day to be up there, particularly given the amount of snow for early April, so hope that you all enjoy them!
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