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Zigzags to Bidean nam Bian

Zigzags to Bidean nam Bian

Postby dunrig » Fri May 31, 2013 11:22 pm

Munros included on this walk: Bidean nam Bian

Date walked: 30/05/2013

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Had a cold,toothache and mountains of work so took the day off and caught citylink bus to 3 sisters car park in Glencoe. There was something new I wanted to do but couldn't find my 'scrambles in lochaber' guidebook before I left and didn't trust my own routefinding so had to make do with something familiar.
Headed up the Gear Aonach zigzags over the tops and down by Coire nam Beith. The zigzags are just an exposed walk with the only problem a slabby corner with easy 'step' ups (-get to bottom of Gear Aonach, take path on left, when see some lighter coloured rock turn up & follow path to corner, up this then zig left, up, zag right then wee straight bit to finish - simple). I thought I would have the going up and down to myself (and did) but tops were busy. There was a few tents in Coire Gabhail, hope they take their rubbish, surely they will. I had picnic on An-t-Sron then slept for an hour or so. On the way to the village stopped at the Clachaig for a malt to see if it would help my cold. Caught bus back about 7 30pm.
In the end my cold is worse, still have sair teeth and even more work to do but feeling a lot better about it all now.
Bud in Andrew Greig's Western Swing gives good advice

Yes we'll catch
the wisdom train
but why arrive
too early at the station ?
only difficulty
stob coire nan lochan
bidean nam bian
ben nevis in background
aonach eagach
among the hills
Last edited by dunrig on Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:06 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Zigzags to Bidean nam Bian

Postby mr_ash_37 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:14 am

Nice pics can't wait to get up there!
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Re: Zigzags to Bidean nam Bian

Postby Fife Flyer » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:46 pm

Some good photo's, loving the ones of the cars from on high :wink: Looks as if you must have been hanging over the edge to take the photo's :shock:
PS: Nothing worse than man flu & toothache, we've all got the t shirts :wink:
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Re: Zigzags to Bidean nam Bian

Postby Benjaminnevis » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:47 pm

Aye looks good a must get over this year.

Hope ah that wild campers had a trowel or did a dump SAS style. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Zigzags to Bidean nam Bian

Postby mrssanta » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:01 pm

can't beat a bit of mountain therapy whatever the problem
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