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Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)


Postby jwramsay » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:42 pm

Route description: Bidean nam Bian

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

Date walked: 09/08/2009

Time taken: 7 hours

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Sunday 9th August 2009 and I'm joined by my daughter Megan and her friend Lorna and a swarm of midges to tackle Bidean Nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach via the Lost Valley. Everything was going swimmingly until we hit the horrible red scree steep incline up to the beallach between the two munros. Unfortunately others had put us off doing the round trip saying the other route was really steep, so we descended that red scree - not pleasant.

There were many great views that day, and I loved the way the Mamores just started to appear one by one.

View back to the A82 and Sir Jimmy's pad, from the Lost Valley lip:
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The Lost Valley seems massive from here:
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The sisters are very steep indeed:
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View back down to the now minute Lost Vally from the top of that red scree:
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View down Glen Etive from the summit of Bidean:
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Stob Coire Sgreamhach then Wee Bookle then Big Bookle then Creise from Bidean:
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Looking back up Bidean from the beallach to Stob Coire Sgreamhach:
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Ben Nevis & CMD show their tops:
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Rain moves in as we reach the top of Stob Coire Sgreamhach:
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Youtube:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXvgqD8G62M[/youtube]

The Route:

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Re: Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Postby ChrisW » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:06 pm

WOW - stunning photos and video, looks like a great walk (even if a little dicey in places :shock: )
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Postby skuk007 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:30 pm

Great pictures, one walk where it's well worth waiting for a clear day. :)
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Postby jwramsay » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:54 am

The is a degree of exposure now and again on the path from the beallach up to Bidean. Without a doubt the worst bit is decsending the red scree bit from the beallach - horrible. Megan fell on her back and burst out crying, I felt for her, it was just nasty.
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Postby Merry-walker » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:55 pm

Beautiful area. Great video and set of pictures. Looked a smashing walk to do :)
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Postby kinley » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:05 pm

We were there the week after - but avoided the headwall 8) - I'd go a long way to avoid that :lol:

Great hill :)
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Postby Bruadair » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:49 pm

WOW! .....Welcome to Scotland.....now that's what I'm talking about....you've kept this one hidden for a bit. Fan..tas..tic!!!!...great camera work. Just advanced this up the to do list.

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Re: Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Postby jwramsay » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:43 pm

Only recently joined this site and trying to clear my walks backlog, so that I'm putting new ones up only. As I don't intend of doing any until April, I should get the decks cleared.
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Postby monty » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:34 pm

Great set of pictures Jwramsey,
still to do these so looking good for the summer. :D
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Re: Bidean Nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach (Glencoe)

Postby foggieclimber » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:58 pm

I think I need to re-do these hills.
Did them in mist, as my final two Munros, and didn't see a thing.
I didn't like the ascent onto the bealach back in 2005, I can only imagine it is even worse now due to further erosion.
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