The Cobbler (or to use its Sunday name, Ben Arthur)
Ever since the days in the dim and distant past when I used to take trainees for training dives in the sheltered waters of Loch Long, I have always wanted to climb the foreboding peaks of the Cobbler which over looks the loch.
Maybe Hogmanay wasn't a good choice of timing though.
It looked fine from the lochside.....
...but became icier and icier as we ascended.....
...until hard packed ice and the lack of crampons and ice axe meant the only sensible decision was to abandon the attempt about 150 metres short of the first summit.
The return route wasn't any easier, and the views were largely obscured by cloud,
....so that's another one we'll have to return to in the summer.