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The Saddle: fighting against wind on Forcan Ridge in winter

The Saddle: fighting against wind on Forcan Ridge in winter


by Petr Dakota » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:32 pm

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

Munros included on this walk: The Saddle

Date walked: 04/01/2016

Time taken: 7.07 hours

Distance: 12.2 km

Ascent: 1106m

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Re: The Saddle: fighting against wind on Forcan Ridge in win

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:29 pm

ancancha wrote:Excellent :clap:
An adventure to make you pay attention to what you are doing that's for sure, judging by the looks of the knife edge ridge :shock:
Cool pics and video 8)
An interesting feeling being in the mountains knowing there's no-one around for miles and miles, another great adventure and report Petr :clap:

Thank you Craig :D
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Re: The Saddle: fighting against wind on Forcan Ridge in win

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:49 pm

katyhills wrote:Fantastic Petr :D
Terrific photos and report - as always. Any hill with a bit of exposure, or a tricky ridge, is hard enough on a half decent day. You must be unbelievably fit and tough to do the amount you do. The early wake up calls would kill it for me right away!
Here's hoping you get many more fine days in the hills. You'll surely reach your 200 before too long :D

Thank you Katy :D I remember I felt more confident on the Aonach Eagach ridge in dry condition without a wind :) :crazy: :D
I'm not so fit as I would like to be :D but being tough and not much fit means more pain for the body then :lol:
I love the very early starts: always space in the car park, no crowds, no midges and not so hot very early in the summer, sunrise from the summit ( if lucky with the weather & views ), the possibility to do more hills in the day, longer distances ( even longer travelling from home ), earlier finish and still chance to enjoy the rest of the day :D :wink:
Anyway, sometime the early start is necessary for my one day's only trips :lol:
Thank you again and many more happy days in the mountains to you too :D
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Re: The Saddle: fighting against wind on Forcan Ridge in win

Postby jamesb63 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:51 pm

As usuall for yourself Petr another great report and some awesome pictures well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
I hope to get back on the hills as soon as family things get better :D
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Re: The Saddle: fighting against wind on Forcan Ridge in win

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:52 pm

jamesb63 wrote:As usuall for yourself Petr another great report and some awesome pictures well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
I hope to get back on the hills as soon as family things get better :D

Thank you James :D ...nice to hear from you, hope all will get better and you will get back to hills again :D
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Re: The Saddle: fighting against wind on Forcan Ridge in win

Postby Silverhill » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:21 pm

That brings back great memories of last August. It is a fantastic ridge, though I was quite grateful for the dry rock, no wind and sun. Superb effort! :clap:
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Re: The Saddle: fighting against wind on Forcan Ridge in win

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:46 pm

Silverhill wrote:That brings back great memories of last August. It is a fantastic ridge, though I was quite grateful for the dry rock, no wind and sun. Superb effort! :clap:

thank you :D Originally planned this route incl. also Sgurr na Sgine for spring this year, but did not want miss the views, especially when the rain and poor visibility was spoiling most of Scotland that day, Kintail was the option and my hope :D :wink: Just a little disappointed with the lack of snow :roll: :? :o :D
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