Sunrise on The Cobbler

Route: The Cobbler, Arrochar

Corbetts: The Cobbler

Date walked: 21/01/2013

Due to the birth of my daughter in October, I haven't been out any further than the Kilpatrick hills since a trip to the Ring of Steall in August. On Sunday the recent weather proved far too enticing and brought me out of hibernation for a quick winter walk. I managed to set off in the car with the dog before breakfast and arrived at the Succoth carpark just before 7am. We started off up the zig zag track in darkness. As we emerged from the trees and the Cobbler came into view, we were met by a herd of deer near the dam who disappeared across the hillside before I could even get my camera out.


Not long after the Narnain boulders I stopped to put my crampons on. In retrospect I could probably have managed without them for much further but decided to err on the side of caution as I was on my own. I also decided to opt for the easy route up from the Bealach a Mhaim as I didn't fancy my chances if I did slip and had to rely on the dog to find help.


The sun had risen by the time we climbed the stone steps but the summits were shrouded in mist when we reached the top. I had to be home for lunchtime to let my wife use the car so headed straight back down. As the skies began to clear I regretted not being able to spend the day there to take in Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnain too.


I'd had the entire route to myself all morning until I approached the Narnain boulders and began to meet the many lucky climbers and walkers heading up for the day. It looked as if they should have got some great conditions. I only hope these conditions continue until the next time I manage to make it back for more!


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