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Forcan ace!

Forcan ace!


Postby pigeon » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:51 pm

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

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

Date walked: 02/06/2013

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1350m

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Not much needs to be said about this route that hasn't been said on here already,suffice to say that photos don't do this superb walk justice(well mines don't anyway)Gavin bagged a bonus Graham,myself,Gav and Chris loved the ridge whilst Ian took the doggy the safer route,photos: :wink:
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After the climb up the path from road the Saddle and ridge comes into view at last
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Gavin bags another Graham as us lazy arses lay on the grass
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the scramblin'begins on the Forcan ridge
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the boys on the Saddle summit from the trig point
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frozen lochan in June!
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walkers behind us on the ridge
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Ladhar Bhienn
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a wee bit tired on Sgurr na Sgine
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a look back to the Forcan ridge
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a wee coo and a big coo
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby xpfloyd » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:55 pm

oooft! That looks a tad scary. Nice pics and well done
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby Tomsie » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:08 pm

Nice looking forward to this.
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby Gavin99 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:23 pm

Brilliant , a day to remember , thanks for the company and laughs 8)
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It's alright , you can look now, we're at the top !
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:25 pm

Ace indeed Pigeon. I remember bits of that ridge from your photos even though i never saw a thing when i did it :crazy:
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby dooterbang » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Fab stuff :clap:

I love this ridge and hoping to do it for the 3rd time next week.

Cheers.
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby PeteR » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:37 pm

Superb one pigeon :D :D

Some great photos :D

Still got this round to do, feeling very :mrgreen: looking at those photos :lol: I'll probably be on my own doing it. I take it it's not too tricky for a billy-no-mates :lol:
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby hutchy1 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:26 pm

Looks a great ridge walk great pic im a bit peeved was planning to go up to scotland this weekend but with mwis promising low cloud and drizzle i camped in the lakes where it promised sun we got drizzle and cloudy summits :?
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby Bod » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:05 pm

Great report pigeon, really enjoyed that route too. Fun to bump into at the food stop in Tyndrum - hope your chips were tasty :D :D :lol:
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby Frigate » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:32 pm

Oh Mannnnn! :sick:
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby BlackPanther » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:06 pm

I must say, The Forcan Ridge looks fun, fun, fun! :lol: One of my 2013 targets. The scrambling demon is awake :shock:
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby theduksguts » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:36 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Ace indeed Pigeon. I remember bits of that ridge from your photos even though i never saw a thing when i did it :crazy:


superb ridge , im gonna do this 1 again without the low clouds sometime soon , pretty hairy being up there when you cant see anything :shock:
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby tomyboy73 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:49 pm

WOW ! that looks like a great ridge, hopefully i`ll get up there this year or next
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:09 pm

excellent pigeon - looked like you all had an enjoyable day :thumbup: didn't manage the ridge last year when on these hills but hope to get back some time - cheers :)
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Re: Forcan ace!

Postby jonny616 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:28 pm

Great pics there boys. One of the few routes I've done in the sunshine loved it.
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