It was a beautiful, cold, clear morning. One of those Alpind days again, so it seemed but a blanket of cloud down to 900m came in by mid day. It was Ryana's 18th Birthday today so all the family wanted to take her to Ben Nevis. A shame there was no view at the summit, indeed it was quite poor visability on the plateau. Hard work ploughing through the fresh snow with at least 20cm of fresh stuff. Staying cold through the weekend with sub zero temps at sealevel during the day and night. Hopfully the forecast of sunshine tomorrow happens, the last few days we have been right on the edge of a front.