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22 August 2010: Lochnagar Walk Summer 2010

Yes, the old favourite - Lochnagar.  Pete and I scrambled up Central Buttress for the second time in 2 months, and it rained again, although not as bad this time.  My head just hasn't been into going climbing this summer, and it's quite noticeable when scrambling how more exposed it feels than normal.  I've nipped up this in an evening after work before, taking all the "hard" bits direct without problem, but this year is just not the same.  It's a good wee scramble, definitely worth doing. 

We met up with Shona and Helen again just below Cac Carn Beag, having waved at them on the way up Central Buttress as they looked down at us.  It was a second Munro for Shona, and thankfully, the rain and cloud stayed away long enough to get a view.  We came back down by the Glas allt Shiel, partly to look at the waterfall, and partly for me to decide whether I want to lug a mountain bike up to the top and cycle it down the path.  I think it may be a little beyond me at this point...

Pete on Central Buttress.
Rainbow at the mouth of the corrie.
Pete near the start of Central Buttress.
There's always a ledge to shuffle along to get a picture in profile.
Definite feeling of space.
It's only a moderate (going up the left hand groove), but Pete decides to take a more interesting way.
Shona and Helen on top of Lochnagar.
New Dad takes rest when he can...
Shona and Helen just above the waterfall.
Shona and Helen below the waterfall.
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14 August 2010: Beinn Dearg Walk Summer 2010
08 August 2010: Spittal of Glenshee, Glen Fealar, Glas Tulaichean Mountain Biking Summer 2010
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25 July 2010: Coire na Ciche, Beinn a'Bhuird Walk Summer 2010
11 July 2010: Mountain Biking, Glentress Mountain Biking Summer 2010
27 June 2010: Round of Threshthwaite Cove, Lake District Walk Summer 2010
23 June 2010: West Gully, Braeriach Skiing Summer 2010
12 June 2010: Capel Mounth and the Streak of Lightning Mountain Biking Summer 2010
22 May 2010: Blencathra Walk Summer 2010
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