|Strong winds this morning blowing plumes of cloud over the summit of Ben Nevis|
|NE Buttress & Tower Ridge|
|East ridge Carn Dearg Mheadenach|
|Carn Dearg Buttress|
A beautiful cold and clear skies day on the west coast. In the brisk SE wind it was a biting and out taking photographs today was a bit of an hot aches chore! The perils of outdoor photography, but the reward for near frost nip fingers are immense! There was a bubble of beautiful cloud coming and going on the summit area of The Ben but like a day last week all the cloud dispersed by 2.30pm and clear skies by late afternoon. Lots of water ice on the lower boggy section of the hill and some big areas of windblown snow with wonderful hard snow high up. I saw no one n Carn Mor Dearg today until the summit when I guy was bombing it up and along the arete. He had next to nothing on and a tiny rucksack, he was planning on doing the Ramsay Round (Ben Nevis, CMD, Aonachs, Grey Corries, Mamores) in a day! It was past 2 o'clock when he past me! More cold and clear skies again tomorrow!