Tooled up on the Cobbler!
by davgil » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:16 pm
Route description: The Cobbler, Arrochar
Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler
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While getting ready in the car park I had a wee visitor
The wee fella actually hopped into my car twice as I faffed about
I wasn't expecting great views and this summed it up for the day:
As i reached the foot of the Cobbler a few dozen military guys appeared on their way down.
Tooled up? Not half!
They were happy to tell me they were Dutch Special Forces.
I was given permission from each individual or group to take their photos
and had some brief banter with them as they passed...very friendly bunch.
(when they're on your side)
Their English is a lot better than my Dutch
I'll never complain about my pack size again
On to the top and despite the horrendous winds I was determined to get a couple of pics.
I'm usually after the scenery but as there was nothing to see decided to grab a couple of self portraits.
The camera was in shelter when I walked away but just as I turned round a gust of wind lifted one leg
of the tripod and you can see my reaction panic and a few choice words but all was well
Wasn't sure how successful the summit pics were so a quick one for the road, a pic that is!
Just a short walk but well worth it today
by JOHNGG » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:47 pm
by skuk007 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:07 pm
by pollyh33 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:55 pm
Was it not a bit surreal seeing those guys??
by Milesy » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:08 am
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by SMRussell » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:49 am
Wish more of my more recent hill walking days were this interesting!
by BlackPanther » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:55 am
by malky_c » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:14 pm
by foggieclimber » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:28 pm
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by davgil » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:15 pm
Polly, it was quite surreal and impressive at the same time!
Milesy, I'm sure the wee chap is quite a celebrity by now in that car park
SMRussel, I was also quite surprised that they were willing to have their pics taken.
They all found it quite amusing I think, unless they were just laughing at my hat
by ChrisW » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:28 pm
by MC-75 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:24 pm
by davgil » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:50 am
MC-75, that must have been interesting
I was asking them how long they were here for and one guy said we were told 3 days but have been here for 2 weeks so far!
I'm sure a lot of walkers must have come across them recently and just presumed they wouldn't like their photos taken.
No harm in asking I thought...what's the worst that could happen?
by quoman » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:06 pm
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