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Bidean nam Bian

Bidean nam Bian


Postby stickman » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:22 pm

Route description: Bidean nam Bian

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

Date walked: 28/12/2007

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Did this the week before Christmas. Absolutely superb clear weather, and no snow.

I've been up the Boo-kle and Aonach before but never Bidean - as you can't see the top from the road it's always been out of mind really.

It was much easier than I expected - big paths like the Lake District really, no scrambling like on the Aonach or steep scree ascent like the Boo-kle. The only bit that was beyond the lakes was coming down into the Lost Valley.

That said, it was a grand day out; fabulous views, attractive ridges, hidden valleys, trees lower down, waterfalls, rocky summits - a bit of everything that we all love about Scotland.
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Re: Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe

Postby canisp » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:12 pm

I have just read your post on Bidean, it brings back distant memories, must get out there again. You could have been on Bidean the same day I was on Ceathreamhnan, 19 Dec. The weather was pin sharp to the horizon in all directions. I could make out the Ben easily, and am sure I saw Bidean, but there was a great jumble of hills west of the Ben and I struggled to name most of them. There was not much snow on Ceathreamhnan either, funny even the heights of our peaks were the same.
stickman wrote:Bidean nam Bian route description.

Did this the week before Christmas. Absolutely superb clear weather, and no snow.

I've been up the Boo-kle and Aonach before but never Bidean - as you can't see the top from the road it's always been out of mind really.

It was much easier than I expected - big paths like the Lake District really, no scrambling like on the Aonach or steep scree ascent like the Boo-kle. The only bit that was beyond the lakes was coming down into the Lost Valley.

That said, it was a grand day out; fabulous views, attractive ridges, hidden valleys, trees lower down, waterfalls, rocky summits - a bit of everything that we all love about Scotland.
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Re: Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe

Postby stickman » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:33 pm

It was the 19th - what a coincidence. I've never seen Scotland look so beautiful.
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Re: Bidean nam Bian

Postby Nige R » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:58 pm

I did this the day after doing Aonach Eagach way back in 1981, we went up via Beinn Fhada and Sgreamhach.One member of our group bailed out down the Lost Valley - tired after previous day - and raved to us later on about how superb a walk it was. My over-riding memory is the view from the summit of Bidean of literally hundreds of mountains in a magnificent 360 degree panorama and a clear view of the top of the Ben,one of the guys in our party said that we were very lucky to see it. I recall that he said even Skye was visible but as it was my first trip to Scotland I had no idea which one of the myriad of tops they were pointing to.The descent off An't Sron was very steep and I remember thinking how strenuos it must be as an ascent route.
Stob  Coire nan Lochan 2.jpg
This is a view on ascent of Sgreamhach looking across to Stob Coire Nan Lochan, pity I cannot find negatives from my other photos of this day to scan and post.
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