Saturday 22nd September Map 33, NG971138 Glen Shiel The Saddle (1011m, Munro), Sgurr na Sgine (946m, Munro) — peak of the knife.
Start at the lay-by off the A87 at NG971138, where ample parking is available. Follow the A87 NW for 500m, then take the stalkers’ path up to the col, 496m, between Biod an Fhithich and Meallan Odhar. Climb S to Meallan Odhar, 610m, then continue SW to the foot of the Forcan Ridge. Scramble up W to the summit of Sgùrr na Forcan, 963m. Descend a short tricky scramble to reach easier ground and continue W along the ridge to the summit of The Saddle. Descend SE from the trig point to the lochan on the Bealach Coire Mhàlagain. Climb SE to reach the crest of the ridge forming the rim of Coire Toteil and follow it S over the Top (942m) to the summit of Sgùrr na Sgine. Return around the rim of the Coire and continue E to Faochag 909m. Descend its steep NE ridge and cross the fence into the plantation where a faint path may be found. This leads to a gate in the lower fence at NG969134, 100m E of which is a bridge over the Allt Mhàlagain. Follow the path back to the start. (13km, 1500m ascent)