Today Big Al and I headed up into the Ben for a wee look. From looking at the weather forcasts, it appeared it was going to worsen as the day went on, so we opted for a shorter route (to stay out of the weather and also so Al could get his wife some treats from morrisons!). We ended up on the South-West Ridge of the Douglas Boulder (III) as it was low down and relativly short. Al was keen to explore this area to see if it would be a suitable area to bring clients. Pleanty of snow had fallen today, creating some new layers within the snow pack. Lets hope we have a good freeze soon! There were a few groups out today - some on MIC assesment and a couple personal climbing. Turned out to be quite a nice day!