It is always prudent to pack ice axe and crampons when there is snow lying.
Snow level was 650m with about 5cm of fresh post yesterday's claggy and cold conditions. Today however, the blue skies returned. A slightly later start of 1230hrs resulted in 2 x blue sky Munro's whilst the early birds caught the crowds and the mist!
A wonderful 12km day out above the snow line.