|Fantastic snow/ice in Observatory Gully|
|Point Five Gully in the background|
|Smith's Route looking good up above|
At last, temperatures dropped today and snowfall, so more like winter. Christina and Justin are out on a two day winter skills with me this weekend. We went up to the north face of The Ben and into a quieter Observatory Gully. The overnight low temperatures had frozen the snow pack superbly and it was great for cramponing. There was snow showers through the day but we had a couple of hours of dry weather, the cloud lifted too for some good views. We had some shelter from the winds which had eased through the day. Looks like a good day tomorrow, lighter winds , drier and even some sunshine.