The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine

Summary for The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine

The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine is a route in “The Glen Shiel” region / range which is located in the Loch Eil to Glen Shiel area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a route between two seperate points

Sunrise 4:32 am
Sunset 10:15 pm
17 hours 42 minutes(s) daylight
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12 km/ 7.46 miles1270 m/ 4166.67 ft5 hours plus
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This route takes in 2 of Kintails peaks The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine. The Saddle which is arguably one of the Highlands finest peaks can be asended by Forcan Ridge but is avoided on this route taking the easy path avoiding the grade 2 scamble.

Route points for The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG96761425190° S0.4 (0.4)Start a short distance below "Allt Coire Mhalagain" where a clear path leads onto the hill
NG96671387273° W0.2 (0.6)follow this path over a small rocky knoll & around the northeastern flank of Meallan Odhar
NG95951362312° NW0.11 (0.71)Continue upto the path with skirts around "Meallan Ohdar"
NG95111411160° SSE0.14 (0.85)Head up across the northwestern flanks of "Meallan Ohdar"
NG94941343199° SSW0.21 (1.06)Take the left branch of the path avoiding the "Forcan Ridge"
NG94361253282° WNW0.51 (1.57)From "Bealach Coire Mhalagain" where there's a small lochan
NG9347126315° NNE0.54 (2.11)Climb steeply onto summit of "The Saddle" & return back to the lochan
NG936131195° SSW0.54 (2.65)The summit The Saddle - 1010 ( metres)
NG94531215222° SW0.21 (2.86)Once on this minor summit head onto a col (This is the point of descent on return)
NG94381200181° S0.46 (3.32)Continue along ridge past minor top onto summit of "Sgurr na Sgine" a return to minor summit.
NG943115358° N0.31 (3.63)Sgurr na Sgine - North-west Top
NG946113301° WNW0.36 (3.99)The summit Sgurr na Sgine - 946 ( metres)
NG943115358° N0.31 (4.3)Sgurr na Sgine - North-west Top
NG9472122287° E0.29 (4.59)Continue along the ridge onto "Faochag" summit
NG9532122865° ENE0.32 (4.91)Pass "Faochag" summit and descend along impressive northwestern ridge
NG96991346341° NNW0.15 (5.06)from "Allt Mhalagain" continue down to reach path
NG9696138230° NNE0.13 (5.19)Continue down to reach a bridge
NG97031393317° NW0.42 (5.61)Continue back to start point
NG96761425173° S0 (5.61)
Munros covered on The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
121 1010 The Saddle The saddle
223 946 Sgurr na Sgine Rocky peak of the knife Skoor nuh Skeenya