Dave and I walked up Ben Nevis today. Plan A was The Great Chimney however, after hearing from Mike about a substantial cornice guarding the exit onto Tower Ridge we decided a cautious ‘look’ would be in order before committing. Sure enough anyone breaking through the cornice was going to bury their belayer…….Plan B (East Ridge of DB) then had a team heading it’s way so we decided to join the crowds on the opposite side of the boulder and have a look at Plan C (Jacknife) only to whiteness two teams at its base dodging massive blocks falling from SW Ridge and narrowly missing their heads!!! Sometimes it’s just best to call it a day……

The curtain was looking good (no screws today) as was most of the (busy) routes on Douglas Boulder. Didn’t see anyone up high although there were a few folk battling the winds toward the ciste as we walked back to the CIC. The weather was surprisingly good before 9, even though it was windy it was certainly colder than yesterday and we even had some blue sky’s!….. Oh and the Shroud has given into the thaw too 😦

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