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Bidean Nam Bian

Bidean Nam Bian


Postby nzt2011 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:57 pm

Route description: Bidean nam Bian

Munros included on this walk: Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach

Date walked: 26/07/2011

Time taken: 6.5 hours

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Set out 2 weeks previously and was an epic fail! The vertical rain hadn't stopped for 48hours, a wrong turn meant a long walk back up a very cloud covered ridge and the pictures that day tell their own story....
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So after heading to the pub to ponder what might have been...a fortnight later I had the chance to take on the mighty Bidean again!
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Path up between two of the sisters
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Just at the plateau, glad the "step aerobics" is over!
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Ridge up to Stob Coire nan Lochan which I was to take
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What a difference 2 weeks makes!
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Towards Ben Nevis, AE in foreground
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James giving it his best! ;-)
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Path from Bidean to Screamach


I guess sometimes it does pay off to realise the mountain will always be there another day! Certainly my favourite mountain so far
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:47 pm

excellent, you`re second day was just like mine up there. have to agree with you, defo my favourite mountain so far , not just that we had a great day for weather and views, but the diversity of the walk was brilliant ! i wish every mountain was like that
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby nzt2011 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:51 am

Thanks, yeah was certainly a wee bit of everything, enjoyed the bits of scrambling, ridge walks etc. Was a bit concerned when I bumped into two french girls asking me how to get off the mountain!
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby Bod » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:25 am

Love Bidean too, and yes the mountain will always be there for another day! Hehe....and we're not always good at remembering that. But as long as we're prepared, and I fancy going back to this great mountain again...
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby kev_russ » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:59 pm

Superb, stunning pics :)
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby nzt2011 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:02 pm

Took my friend James up who'd only ever been up Ben Nevis, so thought this would be a bit of a nice change! Would do the same for anyone wanting to get the bug, and will definitely be back up some day, maybe do it in reverse :)
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby Del246 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:40 pm

Your pics are great. Cant wait to do this hill myself !
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:53 pm

Had planned to walk these hills last Saturday but switched to go further east due to the forecast. Glad I did now as I'd like to keep them for a "perfect weather day" if that's possible as the views you eventually got are excellent. :D
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby Jabber » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:24 pm

Love that hill! Best in Glencoe! :D
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby Mountainlove » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:09 pm

great pictures...looks impressive in bad weather as well!!! Like the first one!!!
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby nzt2011 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:14 pm

Thanks, yeah enjoyable for different reasons both times...bit at the start is a bit burny on the thighs though :?
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby Redrock » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:47 pm

Great pictures ntz - even the ones taken on the first outing - there's real drama and atmosphere in the mists and with all that water pouring off the hill! :D But I have to say, I hope to get excellent weather like you had second time when I tackle Bidean! :D Enjoyed your report. 8)
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian

Postby nzt2011 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:52 pm

Thanks for the compliments Redrock, hope the weather is good for you too, don't think I've seen better views anywhere else...yet! :D
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