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Name:The Saddle - Trig Point
Hill number:686
Height:1011.1m / 3317ft
Parent (Ma):688  The Saddle
Parent (SMC):688  The Saddle
RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Alsh & Duich, Catchment Boundaries, Hourn
Class:Yeaman, Deleted Munro Top
(Y,xMT)
Grid ref:NG 93496 13055
Summit feature:rock 12m E of trig point
Drop:16m
Col:995m  NG935131  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414N 414S
Observations:rock is higher than trig point base
Survey:Leica RX1250
Comments:Marilyn relocated to hill 688. See Database Notes.
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 319 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Circuit of Forcan Ridge, The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine and Faochag.Geoff Briggs28/05/2019
From A87 along track on N side of Meallan Odhar, then to Forcan Ridge up Sgurr na Forcan, continuing to The Saddle (both summits), descending to Bealach Coire Mhalagain, up Sgurr na Sgine via NW Top, returning and out to Faochag W top and Summit, descending down end of ridge to NE back to A87kdbennett11/08/2018
solo with the Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine, descent via Faochag which was hard on the knees. A drizzly, greasy, and windy morning mean't it was safer to dodge the Forcan RidgeShutterlag18/05/2018
from shiel bridge campsite down to the A87 bike back to the campsite, squrr a gharg far north top, squrr a gharg north top, squrr a gharg, squrr a gharg south top, squrr a gharg far south top, squrr leac nan each north top, squrr leac nan each, spidean dhomhuill bric, saddle west top, saddle trig point, the saddle, squrr na sgine NW top, squrr na sgine, faochag west top, faochag.robertphillips29/05/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac23/10/2016
From A87 layby a round of Sgurr na Forcan, The Saddle, Trig, Sgurr na Sgine, WT and Faochag.rhalstead22/09/2016
Climbed solo. Started at Malagan Bridge (Glen Shiel). Stalkers path via Bealach na Craoibhe to foot of Forcan Ridge. Ascending the ridge to climb numerous summits (Sgurr nan Forcan, The Saddle E top, The Saddle, The Saddle trig point, The Saddle W top, Spidean Dhomhuill Bhric, Sgurr Leac nan Each). Descended north along ridge towards Sgurr a' Gharg Gharaidh before dropping east down a steep grassy gully into Gleann Undalain. Picked up path (faint at first) heading down glen to Shiel Bridge before heading down road to Ratagan hostel. Return on bike to Malagan Bridge to collect car. Weather dry, warm, mostly sunny, with some mist lower in the valleys, particularly in late afternoon (a partial cloud inversion). Superb climbing on a spectacular and rugged mountain. Scrambling on Forcan Ridge is exposed but not difficult, though wouldn't be pleasant in wind or rain. Views to Ben Nevis, Skye, Torridon. Time ~ 8 hours.jamessteel10018/08/2016
With Brian R. Mist came in and we could not see the top. Evening ascent.Play2End15/06/2016
Easily reached if you go over the scramble or if you don't and followed the wall you find it easy to summitAristotle Chip15/05/2016
With Nick Piotrowski in full winter conditions. Stopped here for a bite to eat before heading down to the col for Sgurr na Sgine into whiteout.signyred10/02/2016
Solo.Dangerous Dave23/09/2015
With RuthJamesSDonald07/08/2015
Revisit for trig: Vanessa pillar in fine fettle on a great day. Summit 13 of 21 from Bealach Ratagan.RHW14/06/2015
Forcan Ridge and The Saddle, final route of Winter Mountaineering and skills course led by Kevin O'Neal and with Al Simpson. Excellent day, winter mountaineering at its best. Started from layby on A87 (NG 96760 14454), approached round and over Meallan Odhar along ridge then seated glissade down SE corrie from trig point.SteveSmith07/02/2015
From layby on A87,up excellent stalkers path,nipped up the Graham Biod an Fhithich then over Forcan ridge to The Saddle. On to Sgurr na Sgine before descending ove Faochag back to A87. On own.MorecambeMonkey24/06/2014
With Robert Wright. Fantastic day staying right on Forcan ridge to Saddle, onto Sgurr na Skine and back by Faochag. Sunny, dry and only light wind. 8 hours.alexmaclennan13/09/2013
KeithByTheC31/03/2013
W Darren doing all the Saddle tops. a great place on a calm day like today to sit and stare.Chris Pearson18/07/2012
Hyperopic13/07/2012
As part of horseshoe from campsitedickscroop09/06/2012
7 of 10: From The Saddle.ChrisR22/03/2012
Company: Soloiandesbottes16/06/2011
Lovely day. With Clare after great scramble along Forcan Ridge.alwaysinshorts10/06/2011
Trig bagged in the usual fashionEdgemaster10/04/2011
Traverse of Forcan Ridge with Dave M and Scott Bbarnz4823/05/2010
CK SheilaS04/05/2010
From Malagan in winter conditions.Wheelsy14/02/2010
Views were great having ascended from the A87.Flipperfeet01/08/2009
With Ian.Dangerous Dave26/11/2008
up Graham Biod an Fhithich then Forcan ridge with loads of others in cloud at Dave Hewitt's final Munro, followed by solo tramp down the curving west ridge, getting a bit lost and coming of to west too early and having to retrace back across.vegibagger22/07/2007
Completed The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine + 4 tops, 18.4km, 1925, in 8.0hrJamesSDonald15/06/2007
Estimated date - with Simon - ascent of Forcan Ridge. Abandoned here as Gales and rain were too hard.Aimless Rambler06/06/2007
Second ascent 15/08/2010NormanW25/10/2006
Forcan Ridge scrambleAJones24/08/2006
Warm, windy, good views.iangalbraith16/07/2006
CUHWC Glen Sheil; Will Blisco26/06/2006
3 rd roundThearlaichdubh19/06/2006
CUHWC Glen Coe/Glen Sheil; Marta Blisco06/07/2005
4 of 12: From The Saddle.ChrisR05/06/2005
with Campbell Gerrard and David Liddelllittle al28/09/2003
Visited during a traverse of the ridge. yorkie18/06/2001
MM Uisdean2526/12/2000
With MVW and BES, up standard route, classic on the arete!nordicstar03/05/1999
Euhwc, with sns.amswanston26/05/1998
my first ascent, 2 in group, climbed on the way to skye, overcast but a clear day. followed stalkers path up, meallan odhar, then the ridge proper, nice and narrow with an awkward down climb from a minor top, would be nasty in winter! continued on over and up the final steep section, a minor bump then the summit for lunch, descended down a steep and loose gully, contoured into the col and climbed up to a minor top. then south and up hill again, gaining the first top then the summit of sgurr na sgeine. returned along the ridge to faochag and a very steep descent back to glen shiel.rum doodle 12/07/1997
OSBM S9777ad-lib29/06/1997
Solo tripInvicta1416/06/1997
SMMC Morvich meet, with Bill Bracewell, Kim Hardy and Roy Phillips.clashcityrocker17/04/1997
Continuing along ridge to western Tops.Aye Jimmy07/08/1996
JWFrank23/05/1996