Today was not a day for walking up mountains but that is exactly what we did. Bin, Soo and I set off from the Ben Nevis Inn in driving winds and rain. I think it was quite clear that we weren't going to get up to the top but I kept my fingers crossed and we pressed on! Bin travelled over from Malaysia to meet up with his sister Soo and they travelled up for a day to walk up Ben Nevis. So after several hours getting battered by wind and rain, I uncrossed my fingers and we agreed this wasn't the best day to attempt this. If we had pressed on it would have been a very very long and unpleasant day. The snow had receded alot. When I walked down on Monday, Alan and I kept our crampons on until we crossed the Red Burn. Today we only encountered a couple of soft snow patches.