So climbing and mountaineering conditions in the Highlands can only be described as fantastic with good sticky ice and solid neve to climb and with routes of almost every grade available. We are missed the higher end mixed routes at the moment but with some cloud holding a bit of moisture around the tops we might see some of the mixed routes turning white. The forecast for the weekend is looking good with little wind, cold temps and a chance of some blue sky. It is going to be busy because of this and if you think out of the box and avoid the usual areas you might avoid having to queue. Also if you're in the Fort William area the Fort William Mountain Festival is on at the moment and will provide some good entertainment in the evening.
For the last two days I have been out with Michael for West Coast Mountain Guides who was up to climb some easier routes. Yesterday we climbed Tower gully on the Ben and today we climbed NC gully in Stob Coire nan Lochan.
Tower gully, it's a long way up.
Not a bad view to top out to.