Since getting home from a successful Skye traverse last week, I have enjoyed the start of the winter training season and embraced ‘more’ rain by running over a few local hills. I did have one great day of work last Sunday with Jon and Leanne on the uber classic Tower Ridge. These two seemed to enjoy every moment, even though rocks were typically slippery and greasy after all the rubbish weather we have had on the West coast. As per usual the North Face was very quiet with just one other team on Castle Ridge for company. After such a peaceful day on Tower Ridge we emerged to the crowds on the summit, reinforcing that ‘The Ben’ is a mountain for everyone. We took a quick exit from the madness and descended Ledge Route for a nice all round mountaineering experience. I’ve lots of rock climbing work over the next week or so – if only the clouds would part and summer would reveal itself!