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Not Another Saddle

Not Another Saddle


Postby Alastair S » Tue May 17, 2011 6:52 pm

Route description: The Saddle, Forcan Ridge and Sgurr na Sgine

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr na Sgine, The Saddle

Date walked: 14/05/2011

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1419m

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The Saddle & Sgurr na Sgine profile.jpg

It’s a bit much isn’t it? One walk and you get 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 trip reports & a thread about the true summit of The Saddle

So I’ll just say two things: really enjoyed the company & I’ll be back.

Now here are the piccies:

Leaving Glen Shiel
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Past Biod an Fhithich
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The Gang Ponder
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Alan & JB on the Forcan Ridge
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The Saddle from from Bealach Coire Mhalagain
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Forcan Ridge From Sgurr na Sgine
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View North From Sgurr na Sgine
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Over The Edge – descending Faochag
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Biod an Fhithich
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Back Down To Glen Shiel
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A few more shots in the Flickr set over here.

Edit: added link to yet another TP!
Last edited by Alastair S on Wed May 18, 2011 7:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Not Another Saddle

Postby Merry-walker » Tue May 17, 2011 7:58 pm

Gorgeous photos Alastair. Haven't been here a while so I'll need to read the other reports. Looking like a lovely area.
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Re: Not Another Saddle

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue May 17, 2011 8:09 pm

Lovely set of pictures Alastair,even better on your flickr site,you certainly started a lively discusion with your post :lol: Like I said I will go back and climb the Saddle but only for the Forcan Ridge :lol:

You were right the company kept us all going on Saturday,not a day for solo walkihg
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Re: Not Another Saddle

Postby ChrisW » Tue May 17, 2011 8:25 pm

Great pics as always Alastair, most of them in difficult - high contrast conditions too - great work :D

I enjoyed seeing the differing points of view in the other thread, ultimately it seems to depend upon WHY you walk mountains, if you do it to tick hills off a list then it has to be the very top of the very top, if you do it for the great views, nature, outdoors and physical well being, then resting your tea cup on the trig point is usually sufficient :wink:
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Re: Not Another Saddle

Postby monty » Tue May 17, 2011 9:28 pm

Great set of photos Alistair. you must learn to get your report in first :lol: :lol: :D
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Re: Not Another Saddle

Postby rockhopper » Tue May 17, 2011 9:37 pm

Great photos Alastair - love the light coming through the clouds in the middle few. :D
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Re: Not Another Saddle

Postby Alan S » Tue May 17, 2011 9:49 pm

Cracking pics there mate 8)
That pic of me and JB on the ridge is my new screensaver :D
Glad you enjoyed your day
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Re: Not Another Saddle

Postby Scotjamie » Tue May 17, 2011 9:57 pm

Great stuff Alastair
A real benefit of WRs is seeing views we missed because of weather. Walked this (via your Mhalagain route) last May and heading up again this Friday, so thanks for setting the scene .......albeit its been set five times already by your comrades :)
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Re: Not Another Saddle

Postby Alastair S » Tue May 17, 2011 10:07 pm

Thanks all.

monty wrote:Great set of photos Alistair. you must learn to get your report in first :lol: :lol: :D

The two are diametrically opposed :lol: I even had a day's start on the rest as I headed home on the Saturday while the rest sat around the Cluanie supping Buckfast!
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Re: Not Another Saddle

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed May 18, 2011 7:37 pm

Alastair S wrote:The two are diametrically opposed I even had a day's start on the rest as I headed home on the Saturday while the rest sat around the Cluanie supping Buckfast!




Hi Alastair can I correct your statement.
The Buckfast was supped on the Friday,
I did not partake in any Buckfast supping :lol: :lol:
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