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Discussion: W-E

in: Sludo; Sludo > 2019-05-05

May 5, 2019 7:45 PM # 
bradc:
I've done it both ways, and I agree that W->E is best, particularly if you start by heading up the Forcan Ridge on The Saddle and hop over Sgurr na Sgine before tacking the ridge proper. That's a day for the high summer months, though, in shorts & Walshes; a bit of an undertaking in off-season gear and variable conditions!
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May 5, 2019 7:57 PM # 
Sludo:
a week or so back I was thinking of including the Forcan ridge but then saw various youtube videos of the downclimb and how big a day that would be, then thought wiser! hope the back healing up.
May 5, 2019 8:26 PM # 
bradc:
Aye, it's a big day! The Saddle is a fantastic hill, and well worth taking the day to savour on its own or with Sgurr na Sgine, anyway, rather than have to fleet-foot it off to the ridge. I don't particularly remember the downclimb to SnS, so, it can't have been THAT bad. And I did it in T-shirt, shorts, & runners. Mind you, I did the Inn Pin that way too - some folks are just plain daft ;-).

Getting there with my back, thanks!

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