/ Italian Right Hand Video Ben Nevis
That's what I'd do if I did it again. There are about 3/4 long pitches of grade I/II ground above that land you quite high on Tower Ridge with quite a lot of down-climbing to do.
Yep, been there, done that (after doing a very very icy original route). Managed to loose two ropes in a somewhat epic descent, although marginally less epic than for our friends who were coming up the route behind us slowly. Our abandoned ropes helped them considerably though!
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