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Im only home for a few days before heading back to the Middle East so with a spare morning in hand I made a quick ascent of North Buttress on the Buchaille and descended Curved Ridge. It was great to be out in the hills again, not seeing a single person until I was on the path back to the car (around 11.30). Rain all morning gave way to glorious sunshine early afternoon this made for some very greasy conditions underfoot particularly on Curved Ridge; which I had forgotten how loose and unpleasant it was in Summer! I return toward the end of October when I expect Scotland will be gearing up for another winter season and I expect I will be off to Spain to clip some bolts. Enjoy what’s left of the summer 2012!

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