In reply to G1ZJQ:
Sorry to hear about your continued trials on this summit Derek. It is a swine - I was on stand-by to drive up to my local ripple near work, but wan’t at all surprised when Mike posted the cancellation notice.
I looked at the options before activating it and couldn’t come up with any better than the standard route starting near The Flatt. Maybe if we have a protracted period of hard frost then it might be worthwhile trying your route again, but no doubt you’ll be away if that happens.
P.S. Would it not be better to use the track to the south of Yett Burn and then head straight for the summit? Maybe this is not viable on the ground.