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Bidean Nan Bian

Bidean Nan Bian


Postby thebaldfalcon » Sun May 06, 2012 7:33 pm

Route description: Bidean nam Bian

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

Date walked: 06/05/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 1200m

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Sat 5th May, great weather off we go, The usual suspects me my son Nicky and nephew Scott.
Edinburgh to Glencoe 2hrs, started accent 10am. Did W/H route except walked right up to Lochans then
off to the right past the crags, climbed up the to summit keeping close to the edge, fantastic route.
Must say Stob Coire nan Lochan is for me is the best peak out of the three and cant understand how its not
a Munro. its no closer to Bidean than Stob Coire Sgreamhach(which is a Munro) and not as high.

We found our descent blocked by ice/snow drift filling up the gully, no crampons or ice picks hmmm.
thought about descending down Stob Coire Sgreamhach and heading along Beinn Fhada but not
sure if we would get down along that route either, so we headed back to bealach and tried climbing
down next to the gully but it was icy and just to dangerous so I thought I would slide 200ft all the way down
the gully on my butt followed by Nick then Scott after the saw that I didn't die.
Nicky actually filmed it on his mob (see attach) whilst sliding.

The lost valley is spectacular and so far my best Munro.
Attachments
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saw this herd of wild deer
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HERE COMES NICK
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SPOT THE PTARMIGAN
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JUST ENJOYING THE VIEW
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VIEW WALKING UP CRAGGS TO SUMMIT
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Re: Bidean Nan Bian

Postby Jock McJock » Sun May 06, 2012 9:10 pm

Cracking stuff. Yet to do this one, seen it from the other side of the road last week though so can't wait to get in there :D
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Re: Bidean Nan Bian

Postby thebaldfalcon » Mon May 07, 2012 7:30 am

Jock McJock wrote:Cracking stuff. Yet to do this one, seen it from the other side of the road last week though so can't wait to get in there :D



Cheers Jock, how was "the one across the road", I'm desperate to try it.
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