Thought you might like these for the blog ………. not a bad effort for an old ‘un (and mum did really well too!) pretty impressive for a 73 year old!! ……….. we should all have a few mountain days left in us yet!!! 5 1/2 hours up and about 3 1/2 down.
Typical Ben day. Icy on the zig zags, few snow flurries during ascent and descent and zero viz on the summit plateau. I was disappointed that mum didn’t get the views, but she didn’t mind as she said it was more exciting as it was. Lovely and clear below plateau level with great views, so a nice contrast. Usual selection of ill equipped people about. Possible to wander about in Merrel approach shoes (seemingly!!!!!) but much easier in crampons from about mid way up the zig zags. Compass essential on plateau as some cairns buried and you couldn’t see from one to another anyway ………… didn’t seem to stop some people though!!