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An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for November

An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for November


Postby Collaciotach » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:40 pm

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

Date walked: 16/11/2014

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1350m

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A decent forecast had me heading for Cinn Taile and we found ourselves in the land of the MacRaith at 7.45am on Saturday morning . The idea was to traverse the Forcan Ridge before the snow and ice arrives which would allow "an cu" the chance to add to his Munro tally :D

Bha an Gille dubh luath gu dearbh ...... the boy was keen :D

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An cu


We were soon following the well made stalkers path up to the Bealach between Biod an Fhithich and Meall Odhar ........ an easy path !

Bha robh e fada ...... soon the ridge appeared :D

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An Druim


He has been on Fraoich Coire amongst others in snow and ice but its hard work keeping him off the edges so this was going to be easy :D

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Sios !


Is nt it ? :D

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An Druim


Well I have to say the boy passed with flying colours and basically found his own scrambles round the awkward bits although a couple of wee slips had me holding my breath :shock: , but hey that is what a Westie /Patterdale cross lives for .... a day on the hill unleashed and free :D

So off we went , abair aite ...... what a place :D

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Meallan Odhar


A spectacular place and sublime colours !

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Glac


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Dathan


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An Cárn


We scrambled , pulled and dropped our way over this fantastic wee piece of geology and the weather could not have been better for a man and his dog :D

So we hit the summit after a wee detour round the drop which even an cu would struggle to achieve but I had a wee clamber back up it while he watched looking puzzled :D

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Mullach


We spent a while on the summit eating and looking at the vast , clear scene around us .... sgionneil.

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An Cuilthionn


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Air Ciuil


We dropped down the usual route and onto the Bealach for the climb up to Sgurr na Sgine no issues although lost the "path" ...to busy gawping about so simply climbed up ...

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An Iar


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Beinn Sgritheall


We spent a while on the summit here as well and spoke to the only person we saw all day a French lassie who was collecting Sgine before heading back to Falkirk ... nice to meet you :D

Straightforward route back, along to Faochag and off the nose which would land us back near the car must say hard to go down in this weather :D

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"The Cattle Fold of Kintail " is a well known Gaelic song and sums up why a Cinn Taileach will always return home

"Thèid mi dhachaidh hò-rò dachaidh
Thèid mi dhachaidh chrò Chinn t-Sàile"

I think myself and an ghille dubh will be back but not in the snow :D

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An Ghille Dubh



Cheerie a nis
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:16 pm

WOW !!!!!!

I would love to get the same conditions when I head up there- so jealous :mrgreen:
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby Jim McK » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:36 am

Wow - looks fantastic - definitely going to do this next year.
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:54 am

What a fantastic day you got and good for an cù managing all the tricky bits on the Forcan Ridge. Great report and pictures.
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby Beaner001 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:28 pm

Well done both of you, looks like you got a great day too. I wondered what breed An Cu was, that makes sense now. Another fine Report Colla :clap:
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby robertphillips » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:08 pm

well done colla great report :clap: the wee mans a great scrambler.
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby scottishkennyg » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:52 pm

Great day there reflected in the images and what a cracking walking partner..
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:02 pm

I didn't get a good day when i did this walk, will have to return on a day like you got. :D
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:11 am

pollyh33 wrote:WOW !!!!!!

I would love to get the same conditions when I head up there- so jealous :mrgreen:



Save it for a good day P :wink:
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:12 am

scottishkennyg wrote:Great day there reflected in the images and what a cracking walking partner..


he's the best :D
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:12 am

robertphillips wrote:well done colla great report :clap: the wee mans a great scrambler.


Cheers Robert :D
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:13 am

Moran Taing a h uile duine :D

Cheers folks
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby malky_c » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:16 am

Nice :) I was wondering how the dog would get on there - better than me no doubt :lol: .
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:33 pm

Well done the dog, the human is pretty good with the camera too :lol: :lol:
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Re: An Diollaidh agus Sgurr na Sgine - Forcan nice for Novem

Postby rockhopper » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:11 pm

Great day for it, colla - and your wee pal looked to be in his element :clap: - cheers :)
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