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Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?


by dogplodder » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:41 pm

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

Munros included on this walk: The Saddle

Date walked: 11/08/2012

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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby fipriestley » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:34 am

Fantastic! what a gorgeous day you had :thumbup: Loved this ridge; very well done :clap: :clap:
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:56 pm

Absolutely brilliant - stunning photos. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby dogplodder » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:28 pm

hills wrote:Fantastic, well done to you, and thanks for the super photos, not sure if I will do this (or not :roll: ).


If you get a day like we did I can certainly recommend it! :D
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby dogplodder » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:29 pm

Alan S wrote:Excellent dogplodder I love the Forcan ridge, well done great pics 8)


Thanks Alan. :D
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby dogplodder » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:31 pm

morag1 wrote:I think next time I look you'll be on the AE :shock:


No chance! :lol:
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby dogplodder » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:26 pm

fipriestley wrote:Fantastic! what a gorgeous day you had :thumbup: Loved this ridge; very well done :clap: :clap:


Thanks Fi. I agree - it's a great ridge! :D
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby dogplodder » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:27 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Absolutely brilliant - stunning photos. :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks H n P. Didn't take the dogs on this one - though I think they'd have been fine! :D
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby coachmacca » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:15 pm

Hey Dogplodder I (and my constant hill companion my wife) are newbies having only done a few hill before and after our Nevis walk at the end of July. Your report was excellent and for me its great to get first had info re scrambling, terrain, difficulty etc - we are starting to really enjoy more scrambly/technical hills and this will be on the future list but still looks pretty challenging! :crazy:

Great (and I am underselling it!) photo's :clap: we were mostly mist locked on Ben Donich yesterday so v jealous

Looking forward to other reports :D
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby mrssanta » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:18 pm

Superb report as always
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby simon-b » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:30 pm

Thanks for that, DP. Looks like a top day out.

A useful report too, I'm coming to Kintail next week and hoping to do this route. I hope the weather is as good as you had.
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby quoman » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:41 am

Fantastic picture's and a superb report well done to you dogplodder and the rest of the gang p.s i bet your glad you went over the ridge now.
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby dogplodder » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:37 pm

coachmacca wrote:Hey Dogplodder I (and my constant hill companion my wife) are newbies having only done a few hill before and after our Nevis walk at the end of July. Your report was excellent and for me its great to get first had info re scrambling, terrain, difficulty etc - we are starting to really enjoy more scrambly/technical hills and this will be on the future list but still looks pretty challenging! :crazy:


Welcome to you both to an activity that tops them all - literally and metaphorically. Once you have your gear it's free (apart from fuel to get to start point) and you can't say that about many leisure activities! It sounds like you've already done a little scrambling so I don't think it will be long before you're tackling this one! :D
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby PeteR » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:48 pm

Excellent report and great photos dogplodder :D Looks like you had a fanastic day for this hill :D Still got this one to do, although never too sure when I hear talk of "bad steps" :lol:
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby dogplodder » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:00 pm

mrssanta wrote:Superb report as always


Thanks Mrs S for your encouraging words - as always. :D
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Re: Forcan ridge - will we or won't we?

Postby dogplodder » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:03 pm

simon-b wrote:Thanks for that, DP. Looks like a top day out.

A useful report too, I'm coming to Kintail next week and hoping to do this route. I hope the weather is as good as you had.


I hope it is too - but forecast indicating a change unfortunately. :(
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