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The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine
by Jokester » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:39 pm
Route description: The Saddle, Forcan Ridge and Sgurr na Sgine
Munros included on this walk: Sgurr na Sgine, The Saddle
Date walked: 26/08/2017
Time taken: 7.75 hours
Distance: 13.64 km
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I parked up at the east end and made the short walk up to the turn off and then up the hill.
IMG_0211 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Getting up on to the bealach gives the first good few of Forcan Ridge.
IMG_0213 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
I could see a good few people already up there making there way slowing up.
IMG_0214 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
I made my way up to the very bottom of the ridge and met a woman who said she had decided to turn back, but her group had decided to continue up the ridge without her. She pointed out the route they had taken so I said my thanks and started making my way up.
IMG_0217 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
IMG_0219 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
When I got to the bad step, I took the left route down and then through the tight rock chute.
IMG_0221 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
From there, it was an easy walk to the summit. After a spot of lunch and a seat by myself at the summit for 10mins it was time to head off again for Sgurr na Sgine.
IMG_0229 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
IMG_0234 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
At this point I didn't think it would be much effort, but the initial slope up from the bealach was steep and the mid-day heat and humid weather made it a right slog to get up there. From there it was straight forward to reach the summit cairn and after admiring the views for a bit there was nothing left to do but head back to the car.
IMG_0239 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
IMG_0240 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Taking the path back via Faochag was the most direct route, but the descent is a steep one!
by Mal Grey » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:49 pm
by Jokester » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:17 pm
by Coop » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:07 pm
That wee shelter up there would be welcome on some days.
by Dunblane Bagger » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:14 pm
I will definitely be back as it is one of those climbs I want to do over and over again in all different conditions.
Well done in doing it though, and excellent photo's !!
by Alteknacker » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:11 pm
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