Now the kids have gone back to school (in Scotland at least) the sun is shining again and the rock is dry. Today I was climbing with Dan and Claire from the US, on a wee tour of Scotland and doing plenty of activities on the way. It was biking yesterday, it's going to be sea kayaking tomorrow and today was rock climbing. If you could only do one rock climb ever again I can't think of a better climb than Agag's Groove on Buachaille Etive Mor in dry and clear weather like we had today.
The rock here is dry apart from a couple of pockets that hold the water a bit longer. Don't expect the same everywhere though - the big climbs on Ben Nevis such as The Long Climb will still be really quite wet. There were lots of other people out climbing Curved Ridge and a team on Engineers Crack. Back down at Lagangarbh there were people from several nations enjoying the hot sunshine and the amazing setting of Glen Coe. It was a fantastic day and I was lucky to spend it on such a great climb and in great company too. Scotland at its best!
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