Sadly it wasn't a sparkling spring day again today, rather a very humid and cloudy one for Malcolm on his trip up Ben Nevis with me. The cloud did lift occasionally during the day but by late afternoon it was well and truly claggd in. Despite this we had an atmospheric traverse along the Carn Mor Dearg arete and had it to ourselves. It was quite warm but with a welcome breeze on the tops. Snow on the plateau is now rapidly breaking up and some big bare patches around, unfortunately all the litter that thoughtless folk have left behind is now a real eyesore. I picked up 3 of those snap light sticks on the way down, no doubt left behind by 3 peak challenge events as well as the ubiquitous banana skins and plastic bottles.