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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 356 users)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
SMMC Morvich meet, with Bill Bracewell, Kim Hardy and Roy Phillips.clashcityrocker17/04/1997
First bag of the day on way to Saddle.Aye Jimmy07/08/1996
JWFrank23/05/1996
From main road up stalkers path. Forcan ridge to The Saddle.PeterD18/05/1996
with Wayne LordRockhopper13/03/1996
Galltywenallt14/10/1994
Second ascent via Forcan Ridge, with John Mudway.thenomad19/03/1994
With Linda.grimjimm05/09/1993
With Jim.linda05/09/1993
Wet ascent from Glen Shielrjf3503/07/1993
With Joe, Ann and Brenda, super weather.Dugswell222/06/1993
With Vic, Jon and John. First of four peaks. Epic.mikejacobs13/04/1992
From Glen ShielBLACKHILL14/06/1991
With brother Pete, on way off The Saddle. Already a superb route, the excellent Forcan ridge followed. Unmissable. Today there was dense cloud one side, clear the other to add to the considerable drama.pwheeler24/05/1991
Alone again up the Forcan ridge but this time set off to pick up the outlying tops. I wasn't right and threw up before having a snooze on the furthest top. Missed out Sgurr na Sgine on the back of this. SS27/05/1990
Forcan ridge topChinnockC15/08/1988
With John following same upward route over the Forcan ridge but cam back to the col from Sgurr na Sgine and back under the ridge. SS07/08/1988
Circuit from Glen Shielrjf3516/07/1988
Round from The Saddle to Signe.Eddie03/06/1988
CWBphillipsk29/05/1988
From Glen just beyond quarry. On WDP for 1500' to col and past top of M Odhar over broad shoulder. To stone wall for 1000' on ridge using hands to top at 10.40. to Saddle E top.arranc29/05/1988
A87 ½ km SE of the quarry at Achnagart – Stalker’s path to col between Biod an Fhithich and Meallan Odhar – Meallan Odhar – Path below S. flank of Forcan Ridge – Bealach Coire Mhalagain – SE ridge to summit of Sgurr na Forcan – Reverse. (Solo)gerrybowes03/04/1988
Via Forcan ridge. Good winter conditions with a group from the Joint Services Centre at Tulloch.thenomad02/04/1988
The Saddle and tops RHW25/06/1986
MC with schoolMartin6623/05/1985
JEB, PR, Brett ? Uisdean2504/11/1984
climbed with a Dr met in Ratagan. Coire Uaine then up to just N of trig point. Sgurr na Forcan and back, down by SD Bhric, SL nan Each. Again 3/3/84 via snowy Forcan R. (JMC party), 23/5/95 by Forcan R with CB, 18/3/06 with Ken by C Mhalagain. Snow againniallp30/06/1983
With: ag mp ls; From CP at NG970137 up stalkers path to base of Forcan Ridge. Up this in complete snow with much static to Sg na Forcan & on to Saddle. More static! Round to Sg Leac nan Each before rapid descent to Coire & dn Glen Undalain to Ratagan YH.Ian Baines20/03/1983
JE, GW Uisdean2515/02/1983
AOB, GOB, AM Uisdean2528/03/1982
sclater05/09/1981
Last of the day after the Saddle and a descent to Meall Odhar. and the Allt a Choire Chaoil.bolton21/04/1981
Lairig Uisdean2522/11/1980
JFB, JM, JR, JGA Uisdean2528/08/1976
With: jm; From CS in Glen Undalain to base of Forcan Ridge. Up the ridge in cloud to Sg na Forcan & Saddle. Stunningly clear on summit with fabulous views over Knoydart & Skye. Round to Sg Leac nan Each then down.Ian Baines28/06/1976
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