The famous Charles Inglis Clark (CIC) Hut below the north face of Ben Nevis will be back in use today (January 16th) after recent storm damage.
Work by members of the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC), which owns the hut, has repaired the roof that was battered by this month's high winds.
Those heading up Coire Leis with their backpacks
will be familiar with the sight of the hut, which acts as a mountain rescue post as well as being a base for climbers taking on the famous buttresses of Britain's highest mountain.
An SMC announcement that a team led by members Neil McGougan and John Orr followed an earlier statement that the hut would not be back in action until January 20th.
The CIC hut is one of five owned by the SMC, which those heading for the mountains with their climbing ropes may use if they are members of the club.
Others include the Ling Hut in Glen Torridon, which lies below peaks such as Beinn Eighe, Sgurr Dubh, Liathach and Spidean Coire nan Clach.