Ken: The first snowfall of the season fell on Ben Nevis, although it was only at an altitude of 1250 meters. Rich and I climbed the Ridge Tower and encountered the first chunks of snow on top of the small tower, and next to the large tower, a considerable amount was collected on the ledges, especially on the north side of the ridge. There was not enough to slow us down and no doubt everything will be gone by the end of the week. However, it is very good to see it!
For Rich, this was his first time going to the mountains, and it was not a bad way to open his own account!