It’s been a while since I put anything on here! I have been out n about but mostly mundane repetitive stuff aimed at shifting some weight! Been busy the last 6 months renovating a flat so I’ve lost a few seasons!!
Anyway……. the Cobbler in Arrochar, Ben Arthur as it’s also known. A fine Corbett and always a busy one too – despite the £9 a day parking charge at the Succoth car park. A well documented hill, with a well trodden defined path to the summit, threading the needle an option for the brave or mentalists 😂.
Moral of the story is my mate text to see if I wanted head to the Cobbler on Saturday, sure….why not? I could do with some Hill time. He then confirmed it’d be good to be on the summit for sunrise!! A 04:30 drive from Dunoon was the start of our journey. This did afford us the luxury of being first on the hillside breaking a trail through the spindrift sometimes hard to distinguish snowy path.
Enough narrative, photos can explain the rest 👍
It was -18 on the summit for sunrise! Needs less to say, spending 20 minutes at the top was enough time up there. A great day on a fantastic hill in great conditions. My micro spikes proving their worth on the lower paths, especially on the descent.
Attempted to load a video but it’s not having it!!
Looking forward to getting back out 👍🍺
Hi there, found your site while looking at RAB Ridge Raider; lots of great photos and ideas for new experiences.
I was wondering how you’re getting on with your Ridge Raider/tarp solution? It certainly looks the way to go. Do you have any issues with condensation, especially in cold weather? And is it practical to stow gear in if the weather turn really bad, I’m talking 48l backpack, boots etc and still get a nights sleep. I’m just unsure if the tarp will be strong enough in a howling wind.
Any tips and opinion gratefully accepted. Many thanks.
Hello, I ended up selling the Ridge Raider, top access was a pain to be honest, for me storage an issue to – but adaptable with the tarp. Although E-vent material there was condensation.
I ended up getting a Sil mini peak. Single skin, walking pole set up- light and spacious 👍