There is plenty of ice about on Ben Nevis at the moment. Admittedly its mostly in the easy gullies and above 1100 meters but what is there is solid and plentiful. Davie and I fancied a swift leg stretch this morning so we took just our axes, crampons and helmets to make a quick hit up Number 2 Gully before heading home for some lunch. Fantastic ice architecture on the route, if your going to climb it with a rope take plenty of ice screws. Despite the lack of snow, better mixed conditions are being reported in the Cairngorms although cracks are full of ice making protection difficult.