In reply to
JoH - Editor:
Nice article, I love the Aonach Eagach. It was my first winter route, and we did it on a University trip before Christmas. I'd bought my axes months before in anticipation and we heard the weather was good on arrival so did it on the first day we were there. The summit of the Ben was clear, it was a lovely day, great snow, no footprints, finished in the light, grins all the way!
I didn't think it was technically hard though, we didn't get the rope out at all and ended carrying it, along with a rack, all day!