I had a very liesurley start today, not jumoing onto the bike and up the hill till after 1pm. Another cracking blue, blue skies and very warm day. There was a lovely breeze though so perfect weather. I headed up Ledge Route on Ben Nevis, the classic easy but very spectacular scramble on the Carn Dearg Buttress. There is still a sizable lump of snow at the bottom of No.5 Gully so I thought I'd give the alternative start to the route a go seeing has never been that way before. It goes over to Moonlight Buttress then traverses across back to No.5 higher up. Loer down in the Ciste corrie were a group of young deer with their hinds who weren't at all bothered by my presence. The route takes a traverse line into spectacular scenery and lots of flowers-moss campion & starry saxifrages in abundance. There was no one about on the route, brilliant! Afternoon splendour in great weather but all too soon it ends, never mind just have to do it all again sometime! The Red Burn is running very low at the moment and underfoot everything is so dry as our heatwave continues!