The Cobbler, Aonach Eagach & Castle Ridge, Ben Nevis

The Cobbler, Aonach Eagach & Castle Ridge, Ben Nevis

Not all in one day by one team I hasten to add! This is what our teams have been up to over the past couple of days. I've been enjoying some ski touring in the Alps and en-route home, met Ruth in Arrochar, to bag the summit of The Cobbler, possibly the finest of all the Corbetts. The true summit is a finger of rock on the Central Peak and whilst the technicalities are short, it is quite tricky and exposed (and great fun, of course). The weather remained dry and fairly clear for much of the day, but on the summit, the winds were quite bitter and there was quite a bit of ice about. After bagging the summit, we descended the northern flanks of the hill.

Meanwhile, Josh was out guiding Iiona and Nicola over the Aonach Eagach. They too had a great time and made great progress over this brilliant ridge. We've got a few spaces left on our guided Aonach Eagach days, see below for more info.

Today, I was out with Chris, who is over from Hong Kong. He was eager to reach the summit of Ben Nevis via a technical route, so we decided to go for Castle Ridge, which was largely dry. That said, we did encounter a fair few sprinkles of snow, which was starting to lie and above 1300m, there was a good covering of fresh snow. The older patches were very firm, but avoidable on the steeper sections of the mountain path.

We have availability on the following upcoming Aonach Eagach trips (£99/person), all led by holders of the Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor qualification:

15th June 2019 -1 SPACE AVAILABLE
22nd June 2019 -1 SPACE AVAILABLE

For more info, visit: https://www.westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk/…/aonach-eagach…/









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