Both the regular and right-hand versions of Indicator wall looked in good nick. We opted for the classic regular line. We swung leads up the ice with me leading pitches two and four. The first pitch felt steady for V. Difficulty increased during the second pitch, which involved a short traverse right in order to gain a weakness through steep ground. The ice was brittle but easy to protect. The difficulties eased back on the third and fourth pitches. The top-out on the summit of Ben Nevis offered a grand finale with me belaying Florian off the summit cairn.
|Climbing the final pitch of Indicator Wall|
|Belaying off the summit cairn|