Today I was working for West Coast Mountain Guides and out with Naill and Ken. Their objective was the brilliant North East Buttress and it was great fun. Covered in snow and a blanket of rime ice, we battled up the route, breaking trail and digging out belays. Three teams followed our steps but never quite caught up to that the pole position and do the hard work. It was fine by me, some of the snow formations that hadnt been ruined by footstep were spectacular. Mike took his team up Observatory Ridge, Tim and Matt did Newbiggens, Dave did SW Ridge of the Douglas Boulder and more teams on The Curtain.