What a day to be in the Highlands! Matteo had flown over from Italy to climb some steep ice on Ben Nevis but as the classic routes aren’t quite there yet the big ridges are brilliant. A few teams already established on NE Buttress and a few more heading that way meant Tower Ridge was going to be the ticket. The route is in brilliant condition and thanks to the teams ahead of us there was a nice trail up to the Great Tower, following which we managed to bypass the jam and get into the gap before the front runners. Thanks to the team who casually allowed us over first, there’s a picture of you below! More strong climbers at the CIC hut today, hopefully objectives were sent…….

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