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.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."