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Bidean nam Bian via Bheinn Fhada

Bidean nam Bian via Bheinn Fhada


Postby scoob999 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:19 pm

Route description: Bidean nam Bian

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

Date walked: 08/11/2014

Time taken: 7.06 hours

Distance: 13.2 km

Ascent: 1340m

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Re: Bidean nam Bian via Bheinn Fhada

Postby MunroMadMen » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:29 am

Scoob,

Does this route take you over Stob Coire Sgreamhach?? Just I done Bidean a few weeks back but due to the weather did not reach Sgreamhach and now need to go back for it??

Thanks

Geo
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Re: Bidean nam Bian via Bheinn Fhada

Postby scoob999 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:40 am

MunroMadMen wrote:Scoob,

Does this route take you over Stob Coire Sgreamhach?? Just I done Bidean a few weeks back but due to the weather did not reach Sgreamhach and now need to go back for it??

Thanks

Geo


Hi Geo
Aye it does :) i would be careful if there's snow on it though just because there's a steep wee scramble just before the summit :shock: although there might be an easier way up?
Have fun though, still one of my fave mountains :D

P.S there is a route up from the hidden valley as well, save you a road walk or taking two cars
The route we took was at 3.30ish on the vid, although the others went on a bit and had an easier climb up :D
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Re: Bidean nam Bian via Bheinn Fhada

Postby MunroMadMen » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:00 pm

Cheers Scoob much appreciated m8 ;)
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Re: Bidean nam Bian via Bheinn Fhada

Postby jmarkb » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:17 pm

Another cracking video!

What was your route up onto Beinn Fhada like? I have been up/down from the Lost Valley and from a bit further along
the Lairig Eilde, but if that's a good line you took I might try it some time.

Looks like you ended up on some steep grass on the scrambly bit! The most traveled line is cleaner but hard to spot from below, you have to go left below the nose and then cut back hard right.
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Re: Bidean nam Bian via Bheinn Fhada

Postby scoob999 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:54 pm

jmarkb wrote:Another cracking video!

What was your route up onto Beinn Fhada like? I have been up/down from the Lost Valley and from a bit further along
the Lairig Eilde, but if that's a good line you took I might try it some time.

Looks like you ended up on some steep grass on the scrambly bit! The most traveled line is cleaner but hard to spot from below, you have to go left below the nose and then cut back hard right.



Hi jmarkb
The route up was good enough, once we crossed the river we just picked out the obvious grassy ledges, gets you on the ridge quick and a great walk from there :D

I didn't think we had the right route up past the nose :lol: was all good though just a bit steep
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Re: Bidean nam Bian via Bheinn Fhada

Postby scottishkennyg » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:33 pm

Cracking day out there Scoob, well captured on film..liked the wee up section where there seemed to be some hand searching for good holds..would not fancy that if it got a bit icy and you left the gear in the car. :crazy: A more hands on route you guys enjoyed than the direct one I took up from Glen Etive. Nice one. :clap:
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Re: Bidean nam Bian via Bheinn Fhada

Postby summitchaser » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:22 pm

Sounds like a cracking route,Fancied going down that way when we were on top of sgreamhach. Never had the guts though. Met a guide who said it was a bit dodgy right at the top.
Wish I could watch your videos. Won't play on a tablet unfortunately.
Thinking of heading up to Glencoe on Sunday if the weather's ok.
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