Wednesday, 23 March 2016


Craig and I headed to the Ben to climb some ice although we knew this was unlikely as the thaw we witnessed on Sat had continued.

The Ice was still fat, but with natural release coming down most routes, we thought better of it and climbed onto Tower Ridge via Faulty Towers.

The ridge was in good condition so we soloed till the pitch before the Eastern traverse. We chatted to Mike and client at the gap and before we knew it we were on the top with shades on in 16º heat.

We headed down number 4 and back to the North Face car park in super quick time.

Craig at the gap