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Name:The Saddle West Top
Hill number:696
Height:974m / 3196ft
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
Class:Subsimm, Deleted Munro Top
Grid ref:NG 92914 12836
Summit feature:rock
Col:953m  NG931129  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 413S
Observations:rock on grassy knoll 100m WSW at NG 92816 12793 is as high
Survey:Abney level
Comments:1981-1990 Munro's Tables give NG928128 c.968m for which there is a grassy knoll at NG 92812 12792. Larger scale maps support early 6inch maps in both height and location. See Database Notes.
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 153 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Dave McG14/07/2019
Circuit of Forcan Ridge, The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine and Faochag.Geoff Briggs28/05/2019
carole engel28/05/2019
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
Sick Kid14/10/2017
Traverse of The Saddle, starting from the A87 to the east and descending to Shiel Bridge.davidpettit8431/05/2017
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
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
Clive G11/05/2016
Solo.Dangerous Dave23/09/2015
Summit 12 of 21 from Bealach Ratagan.RHW14/06/2015
long clockwise circuit with dad on his re confirming his Munro status on the right summit of the Saddle. From Shiel Bridge up Graham Biod an Fhithich Forcan ridge of the Saddle and all along Murdo and Graham top SIMS, leaving last one at 9.57pm just before sunset.trigpillocksson14/06/2015
with Darren -pushing further west than on previous two ascents of The Saddle.Chris Pearson18/07/2012
As part of horseshoe from campsite solodickscroop09/06/2012
Gavin Theobald02/05/2012
8 of 10: From The Saddle Trig Point.ChrisR22/03/2012
Steve Q07/11/2011
self doing all the topsdavidsbatty03/07/2011
Lovely day. With Clare after great scramble along Forcan Ridge.alwaysinshorts10/06/2011
Wycombe Wanderer19/06/2010
Colin Crawford14/05/2010
CK SheilaS04/05/2010
in mist after Dave Hewitts final Munro.vegibagger22/07/2007
Lindsay M22/07/2007
Alison R22/07/2007
Completed The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine + 4 tops, 18.4km, 1925, in 8.0hrJamesSDonald15/06/2007
Tom Mundell16/09/2006
sarah mundell16/09/2006