Today I was back out with the two Paul’s who attended a three day mountaineering course with me last April. In stark contrast to their last visit (loads of snow) there is currently just a few lines to climb on Ben Nevis. Big gullies are the name of the game so we chose Number 3 which they they led themselves up in four long pitches. A great effort in some damp conditions. I was working for Abacus Mountain Guides.