Climbers on Zero.
I was out on the Ben yesterday with Simon who wanted to get a classic V. He had shown some interest in Orion as he had already done point 5 and some of the other classics. It was a quiet walk in with very little sign of anyone else, as we came round into Observatory gully we saw a couple of teams heading round the corner, we geared up and kept our fingers crossed. Thankfully one team had gone for Orion and one for Zero gully so we had a clear run. The first pitch was booming a little but the ice just got better as we gained height with fantastic first time placements and good screw placements too. I was working for Abacus Mountaineering today and Mike was on Orion too.
Simon seconding Mike on the second slab rib.
Simon just finishing off the exit chimney.