Today was a great sunny, crisp and not too cold day on the north face of Ben Nevis. With my friend Harry we made our way into the CIC hut and to the base of Observatory Ridge, which was pretty much bone dry.
After 4 pitches gaining the trickier bottom section of the ridge we moved together for the rest to the route to the top of North East Buttress. The rock was cold so climbing in gloves was the order of the day but once we were move the temperature was pleasant with great views out west with the sun shinning on Rum, Eigg, Skye and Torridon.
After summiting we made for a quick descent down Ledge route. A great day out and a good end to the rock season. Let the winter arrive!