Hannah and I were out with a group of first year students from the different outdoor degrees from West Highland College today. We weren't sure what conditions were going to be like after the last few days of thaw but we decided to use the gondola to get us up quickly. There wasn't much snow visible from the top station but we kept the faith and carried on round the Nid. Thankfully there was some old snow in patches and ribbons leading up to the Nid, so we spent a very productive day in the area. Fresh snow to about 500m today and it was starting to come down heavily as we made our way down.