Above: James leading the
narrow second pitch
Below: Me leading the hollow pillar
on the third pitch
Yesterday James and I went up onto Ben Nevis because I was up on the 30th I knew that Point Five Gully was in good condition. We got up early and arrived at the bottom of the route before light. We did Point Five, which had some awsome ice and good nevee on the less steep ground. There were good screw placements all the way up the route. We moved together on the last 150m which sped things up a bit, and when we arrived on the summit the sun was beating down on us while we packed away our kit and made our way down to No.3 gully. It was a good day and there is a lot of ice coming into good condition on the Ben. So there should be more good days to come.