So today was my first day of work this season and I was out with Andrew and Sarah for Abacus Mountain Guides. We headed for the North ridge of stob Ban today hoping that the freezing levels had come down as had been forecast to give us some firm snow to use our crampons. We put them on but we were just walking through wet snow right up to the summit. Only here did it feel like things were starting to firm up with the exposed turf frozen and rock dry, so there may well be some climbing to be had on the higher crags if the snow refreezes this evening.
The crags of Stob Ban from the North.