|Brrrrrr! A strong wind meant that we got a blasting of ice and snow which would have probably given us the equivalent of an expensive facial scrub. We headed up the normal route to the summit round the cliffs, sometimes walking at an angle just to stay on our feet. I saw a cracking broken spectre when walking round the top, but unfortunately, the light conditions changed too fast for me photograph it. Alan suggested descending the NE ridge, giving us an alternative view of the cliffs, and a stomp through the boulders and heather, contouring Meikle Pap before rejoining the path. The ground was generally soggy, with the exception of some exposed areas, and there were sections of the cliff still running with water.