Today the lads and I visited Ben Nevis where we climbed up Ledge Route and down Number 4 Gully.
Ledge Route was heavily verglassed in the upper two thirds with good snow on the upper third. The snow in Number 4 was very firm and careful cramponing was required.
Today the avalanche risk was low. However, if new snow arrives the risk will increase rapidly and the approach to Ledge Route may not be feasible and climbing in Number 4 will not be advisable.
Lots more photos on the facebook page.