Saturday, April 11, 2009
Living on the edge, The Cobbler, Scotland
You really can't beat the feeling of being genuinely tired after a good day out hiking in the mountains. Today I hiked to the summit of the Cobbler, also known as Ben Arthur with a few friends. The walk is pretty straight forward from Arrochar up to the peak at 2946 ft, just shy of being a Munro. What makes this such a stunning walk however, is the craggy cliffs and peaks at the top which give the mountain an ominous look.
A brave hillwalker stands at the edge of a sheer drop near the summit of The Cobbler as clouds obscure the summit. If anyone reading this has not attempted this walk I would certainly recommend it, the views from the top are simply stunning. For the more adventurous, the summit also features several good rock climbing opportunities.