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Name:Sgurr na Forcan
Hill number:697
Height:964.6m / 3165ft
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:Munro Top, Subsimm
(MT,sSim)
Grid ref:NG 94029 13040
Summit feature:rock
Drop:28.6m
Col:936m  NG 93918 13041  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414N 414S
Survey:Leica RX1250
Comments:col height measured to be 936.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 341 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
With RodOik05/06/2018
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
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 Nick Piotrowski in full winter conditionssignyred10/02/2016
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
started ridge but abandoned due to snow on rocks.JamesSDonald30/04/2015
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 glisade down SE corrie from trig point.SteveSmith07/02/2015
Lovely ridge. With Christine. Wonder whether I should have saved this until last?Keith9914/10/2014
See log for The Saddle & Sgurr na Sgine.MorecambeMonkey24/06/2014
With Robert Wright. Fantastic day staying right on Gorcan ridge to Saddle, onto Sgurr na Skine and back by Faochag. Sunny, dry and only light wind. 8 hours.alexmaclennan13/09/2013
ghaley03/08/2012
Fun scramble with Darren up Forcan Ridge in our fell running shoes.Chris Pearson18/07/2012
Hyperopic13/07/2012
See The Saddledickscroop09/06/2012
4 of 10: From Biod an Fhithich.ChrisR22/03/2012
self (The Saddle)davidsbatty03/07/2011
Company: Solo, good little scramble.iandesbottes16/06/2011
Lovely day. With Clare after great scramble along Forcan Ridge.alwaysinshorts10/06/2011
Climbed on way to The Saddle.Edgemaster10/04/2011
Traverse of Forcan Ridge with Dave M and Scott Bbarnz4823/05/2010
CK SheilaS04/05/2010
From Malagan in winter conditions.Wheelsy14/02/2010
With AH and EG As part of two munrosalanm14/06/2009
climbed on way to the saddlegreendave10/04/2009
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave25/11/2008
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit24/07/2007
on way up to Dave Hewitt's final Munrovegibagger22/07/2007
Completed The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine + 4 tops, 18.4km, 1925, in 8.0hrJamesSDonald15/06/2007
Estimated date - done with Simon in Fierce wind and rain.Aimless Rambler06/06/2007
With Iain McSkimming & David FlemingHighland Days05/06/2007
and 14/07/2011chrispine27/04/2007
Second ascent 15/08/2010NormanW25/10/2006
Forcan Ridge scrambleAJones24/08/2006
Blisco26/06/2006
t42redcon28/07/2005
Blisco06/07/2005
1 of 12: From A87 Malagan layby.ChrisR05/06/2005
NUFWS Cluanie Trip. With Alan & Craig.Grinner29/05/2004
with Campbell Gerrard and David Liddelllittle al28/09/2003
dbb05/06/2002
Cut straight up the side to the ridge after decending from Sgurr na Signe, quite strenuous. yorkie18/06/2001
MM Uisdean2526/12/2000
Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
With MVW and BES, up standard route, classic on the arete!nordicstar03/05/1999
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
Solo tripInvicta1416/06/1997