Update: Later on the trail we bumped into the three Dutch fellas who went up the day before. On asking how they enjoyed it, pale faced and with many sharp intakes of air they described how hair raising it had been, how they’d lost the route and ended up dangling, hanging off of handfuls of slippery snow grass. Clearly they’d had a bit of a harrowing experience! They finally made it over the top, but it had taken hours, and all of them vehemently wowed they’d never do it again! By the sounds of it the way down the other side was non too fun either :)
Sounded well dodgy!