Ben Nevis & Cobbler

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On Monday Dave and I [Kev Shields] headed up The Ben again to get on the Curtain, one party in front of us on the last pitch meant we didn’t need to queue or avoid debris which was good. One day like this on Ben Nevis is worth the weeks of miserable weather we get.

Hotaches, ouch
Dave on Pitch 1 of The Curtain
Me setting off on pitch 2
Dave steals the final and best pitch
Top out
Yesterday Dave MacLeod and I headed for the Cobbler. Dave had his eye on a line but for a few reasons it wasn’t a day to push it.
Dave walking into the murk
We rescued this sheep on the way out.
Over the last few days I’ve been run out on gear or soloing on relatively easy ground and have felt that the fire I thought I had extinguished for soloing is still perhaps a smouldering ember that may soon relight itself……..