With today the last blue sky day before the weather changes Hannah and I decided to get a classic done that neither of us had been on. So, we made an early start to try and beat the crowds, which thankfully worked, meaning no queues, nothing falling down on us and clean ice. The Curtain gave three great pitches and we were back at the bags for 12pm and just as the weather was changing. It's no secret that there is plenty of ice on the Ben on the moment and I'm sure most of it will survive the next couple of short, warm spells.
Stunning morning light.
Hannah coming up the first pitch.
Approaching the belay after the crux pitch.
The Ben is looking fantastic at the moment.