Penelope May and I climbed this wonderful ridge (Scottish winter grade II) on January 30, 2010. Approached via Lairig Eilde valley and up the ridge. Had great conditions on it, clear, sunny day and a hard snow and ice all the way. Descended to the Lost Valley (a bit steep just below the saddle). What a beautiful route and a mountain.
Did the route up Coire Gabhail and continued over Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire nan Lochan. Took about 8 hours, but this included plenty of stops to admire the fine views all round - especially over the Aonach Eagach to Ben Nevis.
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, awake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it reality."