Craig and Mark headed to the Ben to climb some ice although they knew this was unlikely as the thaw they witnessed a few days before had continued.
The Ice was still fat, but with natural release coming down most routes, they thought better of it and climbed onto Tower Ridge via a pleasant solo up Faulty Towers.
The ridge was in good condition - crampons the whole way - and they soloed till the pitch before the Eastern traverse. A quick catch up and chat with Mike and client at the gap and before they knew it they were on the top with shades on in 16º heat.
The team headed down number 4 - thanks Tom for use of your rope - and back to the North Face car park in super quick time.