Alex, Hugh and Charlie traveled all the way from London for a quick hit on Ben Nevis yesterday. We climbed Ledge Route which was soft and well stepped out before traversing over the summit and sliding all the way down Coire Leis practicing ice axe braking on route. The Ben is loosing snow fast unfortunately, but there are still a few good climbs in condition. The guys had just a couple of hours to spare this morning before jetting off back south. We utilised the time in the Ice Factor which is a great way to get some mileage on steep ice. I was working for West Coast Mountain Guides.