Ben Nevis, Castle Ridge

After a nice start on Nevis today a strong Southerly picked up and we had some fresh snow blowing in and adding to some reasonable wind-slab build up from yesterday.  Plenty of debris about, Castle Coire having avalanched across the traverse path.  Reports of naturally triggered slides up in Coire Ciste also, this changed our day plan and as many teams were converging on the Douglas Boulder routes we headed onto the ever reliable Castle Ridge which was in good condition and better with height.  Lots climbed on the Boulder, not many venturing higher up bar a team on Tower Ridge which was climbed by a few yesterday as well as NE Buttress.  Lower ice has suffered Sundays thaw badly with the routes around Carn Dearg looking thin or gone, the Shroud came off in once piece!
























Where the Shroud was…