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Bidean nam Bian

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Bidean nam Bian is more a mountain range than a single mountain, a huge and complex mass of dramatic crags, ridges and summits towering on the south side of Glen Coe. The main summit is hidden from the road behind the Three Sisters - three great prows - and the top of Stob Coire an Lochain.

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Region: Fort William

Altitude: 1150 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Bidean nam Bian via Coire nan Lochain and the Lost Valley

Other routes and challenges

As would be expected of such a complex mountain, there are many alternative routes, though the steep and rugged terrain means special care must be taken in route selection. From Achnambeithach a path leads up into Coire nam Beitheach; from here scree slopes lead to the bealach between Stob Coire nan Lochan and the main summit.

Scramblers can tackle the zig-zag route on the east side of Gearr Aonach - visible from the Glencoe road but harder to locate closer up. Head into the Lost Valley to reach the foot of this route.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Glencoe Hotels

Glencoe B&B

Glencoe Cottages

Lochaber Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Bidean nam Bian

There are 3915 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Bidean nam Bian. They have contributed 103 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  05/12/2012  36 M2
  06/11/2011  20 M2
  15/03/2015  17 M2
  31/05/2014  11 M2
  30/07/2011  10 M2
  04/07/2011  10 M2
  11/10/2013  8 M2
  09/01/2016  7 M2
  09/11/2014  7 M3
  27/05/2014  7 M2
  03/07/2011  7 M2
  07/02/2014  6 M2
  15/01/2012  6 M2
  03/10/2015  5 M2
  13/10/2014  5 M2
  24/11/2013  5 M2
  20/07/2011  5 M2
  30/10/2015  4 M2
  29/09/2013  4 M2
  19/05/2012  4 M2
  07/06/2016  3 M9
  05/09/2015  3 M2
  20/06/2015  3 M9G1
  18/03/2015  3 M1
  08/11/2014  3 M4
  29/06/2014  3 M1
  20/10/2013  3 M3C1
  03/06/2013  3 M2
  18/03/2012  3 M2
  14/01/2012  3 M1
  18/04/2015  2 M2
  19/03/2015  2 M2
  20/10/2014  2 M2
  02/09/2014  2 M2
  24/08/2014  2 M2
  11/01/2014  2 M1
  07/09/2013  2 M2
  04/06/2013  2 M2
  08/07/2012  2 M2
  03/06/2012  2 M2
  13/11/2011  2 M2
  07/11/2011  2 M2
  04/09/2011  2 M2
  31/05/2011  2 M2
  15/07/2015  1 M2
  27/06/2015  1 M2
  18/04/2015  1 M2
  14/02/2015  1 M1
  13/07/2013  1 M2
  04/07/2013  1 M2
  30/05/2013  1 M1
  07/07/2012  1 M1
  06/05/2012  1 M2
  05/05/2012  1 M2
  24/02/2012  1 M2
  25/10/2011  1 M2
  26/07/2011  1 M2
  24/07/2011  1 M2
  01/05/2011  1 M2
  30/04/2011  1 M2
  31/05/2009  1 M1
  30/05/2009  1 M2
  25/05/2008  1 M3
  23/05/2015  0 M2C1
  22/03/2015  0 M2
  08/11/2014  0 M2
  08/11/2014  0 M2
  27/08/2014  0 M2
  17/05/2014  0 M2
  14/09/2013  0 M2
  06/09/2013  0 M2
  28/07/2013  0 M2
  28/05/2013  0 M2
  17/11/2012  0 M3
  02/06/2012  0 M2
  13/05/2012  0 M2
  17/03/2012  0 M2
  17/11/2011  0 M2
  28/10/2011  0 M1
  01/10/2011  0 M2
  26/09/2011  0 M2
  19/08/2011  0 M2
  21/07/2011  0 M8
  01/05/2011  0 M1
  22/04/2011  0 M2
  07/04/2011  0 M2
  11/02/2011  0 M1
  10/10/2010  0 M2
  25/09/2010  0 M2
  14/08/2010  0 M2
  01/08/2010  0 M2
  26/07/2010  0 M2
  18/06/2010  0 M2
  12/06/2010  0 M2
  15/05/2010  0 M2
  08/05/2010  0 M1
  17/04/2010  0 M1
  09/08/2009  0 M2
  31/05/2009  0 M1
  28/02/2009  0 M1
  27/12/2008  0 M2
  04/08/2008  0 M2
  28/12/2007  0 M2

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