Emily and mark once again enjoyed a stunning day in the Scottish winter mountains today. This was their final day and they wanted a 'easier' hill day so we took the Nevis Range gondola and headed over to the East ridge of Carn Beag Dearg. This seldom tramped ridge is a great way up onto Carn Mor Dearg and as a feel of 'remotness'. It was another double minus figure a sea level this morning. After some early cloud on the tops the blue skies took over by mid day and fabulous views again. We had a good mix of water ice and hard snow today. We practiced some step cutting on the descent and the Allt Daim was almost frozen over so an easy crossing back. Looks like the same weather right through to Boxing day, a tad windier maybe. I'm Down in The Big City of Glasgow over Christmas. Have a Merry White Christmas!