Nice to be back on home turf today! I was out with Arabella, who is in training for Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia's New Guinea and we made the most of the mixed forecast, by tackling Curved Ridge, one of the finest scrambles of its grade in the UK. The pictures don't paint the full picture, as despite our fair share of showers, we did get some sunshine and dry rock, as well as some excellent, if fleeting, views and a number of rainbows.
The wet rock and occasional gusts did nothing to slow Arabella down and we were soon on the summit of Stob Dearg, where it was made clear that we had been fairly well sheltered from the winds for much of the day!
As a side note, I've been hugely impressed with my Cross Mountain boots, which have kept my feet dry in some pretty wet conditions throughout the year.