Simon joined me at the weekend and set me the task of finding grade III/IV ice as a warm up for a forthcoming expedition to South America. Ben Nevis was the only option for easy ice and with plenty of soft snow making walking hard work I headed back to Faulty Towers on the West side of Tower Ridge. We climbed a variant to the first pitch between Faulty Towers and 1934 Route before crossing back left to climb the chockstone chimney before gaining Tower Ridge to see plenty of parties on Orion Direct and Hadrians Wall. Looking for a slightly harder option on Sunday, Simon and I climbed Waterfall Gully on the right side of Carn Dearg. With the freezing level at 3000m the routes name proved to be very apt!