It was a much colder overnight which froze up the snowpack nicely. The guys went for the CMD arete and The Ben today. It was a low cloud day so not much in the way of views, a keen, cold wind with snow showers above 800m. and poor visability most of the day. Excellent hard snow all the way along from Carn Mor Dearg, quiet on the hill and we had the summit to ourselves. Fast time today, around in just over 8 hrs, well done to all the group in their first taste of winter. This was their training for Mera Peak in Nepal later this year, sure they'll find it a doddle after this!