Hannah, Lizzie and Louie made quick work of their walk up Ben Nevis today. It was a nice, calm, cool day and with great views. The snow cover has been melting away steadily and the track is showing some signs of coming out from underneath the snow pack. On top it was slightly warmer today and it wasn't completely necessary to wear the crampons. Really good to have them with you though and they did make it easier on the snow for the team today. The trend in the weather forecast is for the freezing level to remain above the summits for a while so we should expect the snow to continue to slowly melt away.
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