Spring is very much in the air with lambs in the fields and flowers out in the glens. It feels like summer is just round the corner. However the top half of Ben Nevis needs to catch up; it is falling behind the seasons.
Emma and I walked up Ben nevis today on the first of our scheduled Ben Nevis group walks. We had crampons and ice axes and there was a fall of fresh snow on the summit from last night. Above corner one after crossing the Red Burn the patch is half covered in snow but you can manage to keep off most of it untill you reach 1000m. Above here the ground is nearly all covered with snow and the trail disappears. Half the cairns are covered too so navigation in the mist is tricky.