Forcan Ridge (Winter)*** II
[The Forcan Ridge in winter, 2 kb]Keeping to the crest earns grade two, abseil the steep descent from sgurr nan Forcan.

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges, 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: The Forcan Ridge in winter © CathS
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Grim day. Rained all the way, windy and wild. Great fun! Didnt continue to the Saddle but managed some brilliant glissades back down.
Tightsgirl - Solo - 31/Dec/14

A tad damp. Very nice ridge, shame we couldnīt see most of it
joesmith - Solo - 31/Dec/14 with Hannah

With folk from the bothy trip, snowed up summer conditions
65m moderate millington - Solo - 31/Dec/14

joeydurkin - Solo - 30/Dec/14 with Jen

Short roped with a few runners.
leeds_belle - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Rob

Soft wet snow low down, improving with height.
alastairbegley - Solo - 24/Feb/14 with Andrew Tyrrell

Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/14 with Sarah Laing

sneaks - Solo - 30/Jan/14

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/14

Alt lead to access the ridge , then walk off. Easy walk in..stunning day after yukky wet start.
joe gallacher - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/14

malone - 30/Nov/13 with Ryan Gil, Andrew Appleby

Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Kris

Winter conditions EMC
baldie_chick - Solo - 30/Mar/13 with Martin H, Katrina M, Ian L, Claire Hopkins

Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/13

Roped up with Keith. Dave B and Dave C soloed the whole route. Windslab and sun-softened recent snow on the aretes felt pretty dodgy. An amazing route; very 'Alpine' and quite scary.
CathS - 29/Mar/13 with Dave Bones, Keith Waddell, Dave Clark

martinh13 - Solo - 29/Mar/13

Caralynh - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/13

Snow then trending to ice above 900m.
mikelaing - Lead O/S - Mar/13 with Group

mikesuth - 12/Feb/13 with Mike Dixon, Andrew James

Plenty of snow but really needed a freeze
Rumbo - 09/Feb/13 with Dougle

Hidden - 23/Jan/13

Fab route in excellent conditions, had to descend at the abseil point due to loss of daylight
GrahamHP - 23/Jan/13 with Danny Crump, Michael Loughran, Lil Saz

planetmarshall - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/13 with Nick Carter

gravity - AltLd - 20/Jan/13

easers - Solo - 20/Jan/13

Nic DW - 12/Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

Alastair MacSween - 2013

Hidden - Solo dnf - 2013

AdamH - AltLd - 31/Dec/12

Brilliant, powder snow
michaelb1 - 29/Nov/12

Stephen Halliday - Solo β - 04/Mar/12 with Neil Halliday, Finn Curry

Finn Curry - Solo - 04/Mar/12 with Stephen Halliday, neilhalliday

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12

Just a bit too warm, snow in bad conditions so we aborted our plans ate our sandwiches and stared up at the ridge instead.
hcooper - Lead dnf - 05/Feb/12

ZA - Solo - 14/Jan/12 with Polly Kenyon, Ben Robson

peter fetlar - 2012 with layal.sawford, stewart, julie

Callum Anderson - 2012

cmars89 - Solo - 09/Dec/11 with Hodge

iansm - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Martin (Wilf)

Reached the foot of the Ridge after traversing the initial top but turned back as the return ground looked very remote & avalanche prone with one metre of new snow on the mountain! Again defeated the following winter by extreme winds!
Sean Kelly - Mar/11 with James Williams

with Ned from SRMRT. Good Nic in whiteout. really enjoyed it. Moved together alpine style for most of the route
ankyo - 22/Feb/11

retreated due to high winds. some windslab forming on north side of ridge.
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead dnf - 15/Feb/11

Hidden - 14/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/11

retreated at 900m due to too much slab.
glaramara - Lead dnf - 08/Jan/11 with tamzin, james

bluebealach - Solo - 2011

isi_o - 2011

PAJames - 2011

winds gusting, snow great, stuck to the ridge all the way, great day out
Outdoorfun37 - Solo - 28/Mar/10 with Spitz

Hidden - 28/Feb/10

KevB - AltLd - 11/Feb/10

gareth scott borthwick - Solo - 06/Feb/10 with Harry, Ben Monypenny

droites - Solo - Feb/10

Abseiled the steep descent
Daniel Sutherland - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/10 with nev

SteveM - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd - 02/Jan/10 with SteveM

Bobby Nic - 2nd - 02/Jan/10

Bobby Nic - 2nd - 02/Jan/10

colinthrelfall - 2010

Tarquin - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/09

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2009 with Kenny

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jul/07

With George
jakeyboy - 15/Apr/06

Tom Last - Lead - 2006 with Denise

Tubroos! - 2006 with Kate Lloyd

Captain Solo - Lead - 27/Feb/05 with Karen

Soloed the day after storms. Amazing conditions!
Ken Applegate - Solo - 05/Jan/05 with Alex Clarke

Excellent route with Neil and Tim
markharro - Lead - 2005 with Neil Potter

peebles boy - AltLd - 2001

oscaig - Solo - 2000

babymoac - 27/Mar/95 with Davy L

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jan/93

99bolivar - Solo - Feb/88 with Derek Smithson

Climbed in a t shirt with ace crisp snow. Positively Alpine!
Iain Thow - Solo - 31/Mar/86

crowberry gully - 2nd - 28/Mar/73 with John Willson

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