It has never really occurred to me to use raised footsteps as bollards, but I'm pretty sure that the ones on the Ben yesterday would have been pretty strong.
I had rescheduled Zoe from January (no snow) and from February (the lurgy). Third time lucky for us. It's great to meet somebody who is as passionate about the hills as myself and by having such a pleasant experience of her Summer Mountain Leader Course is now looking at the Winter scheme.
We need more people like Zoe in the scheme - a passionate hill walker who wants to pass on their knowledge to others. Go for it girl!
For Maria, it was simply a case of 'good things come to those who wait'.
We could have gone out last week but would have probably got our heads blown off. Instead, we waited for today and enjoyed 4 pitches of ice on Smoking the White Owl.