An early rise saw Gerry and I meet Murray for a day on the Ben...
Like waving at the tree, stopping to look at the Buachaille has become a part of what we all do, so pulling into Jacksonville it was clear that Crowberry Gully would be in good nick. Plan changed - we walked the walk we have all done 1000 times.
The neve was in great nick so we front pointed from just above the water slab to pitch 3 ? of Crowberry Gully. The 2 ice pitches were in good fat condition and easy for the grade with first time placements all the way. The route is very atmospheric and an amazing situation to be in.
We topped out in brilliant, sunny Alpine like conditions and made our way to a deserted summit to drink in the views.
The pics say it all... and a wee movie from Murray here