I have been out with repeat client John today for a days Alpine preparation for a forthcoming trip to climb the Matterhorn. John had been suffering slightly with his knee and so wanted a technical scrambling day close to the road so we headed to the Milestone Buttress. We scrambled up and across the buttress (3) and then John took over the lead for the upper section. We then did the Milestone Continuation (3), traversed across the North Ridge and down to Tryfan Fach where we climbed the left hand side (3), dropped back down and did another half a route to do some abseiling. A great day out with the weather improving all day.