1130-1500, Mark+ Hamish, John and Jim.
Macdui treble for Jamie/Oli/Jerry/Marks2+3.
later start, pop into Ballater for supplies, parked up Groddie minor Road, head to ruined farmhouse.
Steep pull onot ridge at 600m, decent path thro heather, good going to summit in 1h45m. 45 min chill with views, few folk about, decent weather, cool but clouds above 900m.
Drive round to Tarland for 2nd instalment - Pressendye.
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