After the ming fest yesterday in Glencoe, it was a pleasant day on the Ben today. There had been quite a bit of snow put down into the ciste, so any easy routes would have been a wade if you could have gotten to them. We opted to head to the Gulch to have a workshop approach on the quality ice that was there at the moment. This turned out to be perfect, with good length pitches of grade II-V ice to work through. Everyone showed a real improvement through the day.
We finished off with some snow and ice belay before cruising back to the van. A great contrast to yesterday, and great way to show the different side to winter climbing in Scotland.