So with 2 days up Ben Nevis, it didn’t really feel very spring like with lots of fresh snow. On Saturday I got to the top in strong winds and poor vis with my clients but I think that less than 10% of a busy mountain got anywhere near the top, many people not prepared for the snow. With guided parties making a conscious decision not to kit out their groups with crampons and axes and turning around at the snow line: matching the challenge with the experience level of the participants.
Today I made it to just about 800m in a full blizzard, felling more like January than May. There is now a lot of fresh snow down to half way and the zig zag path is now completely covered. Definitely full on conditions.