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Four Seasons in one day
by epmallon » Fri May 21, 2010 7:52 pm
Route description: Bidean nam Bian
Munros included on this walk: Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach
Date walked: 15/05/2010
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 11 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
When we arrived all tops were covered by low cloud but the forecast was promising and soon we were heading into Coire nan Lochan
You gain height quickly as you will notice when you look back towards the glen floor
The top of Stob Coire nan Lochan loomed closer as we crossed the burn below the waterfall as per the guide books we had read.
the way ahead is obvious and as we reached the top of the ridge between Gearr Aonach and Stob Coire nan Lochan we had marvellous views all around us.
the slopes near the top of Stob Coire nan Lochan are very rocky and as we rounded the top we caught our first glimpse of Bidean nam Bian with not very promising weather above it but within 5 mts it had cleared again.
It was at this point before going up to Bidean nam Bian that David was aware of the descent we were going to make after doing Stob Coire Sgreamhach that he felt it was maybe safer for him to descend at this point as he knew his limits (very wise) and he also suffers from vertigo so here he left us to meet up with him again in the lost valley.Through out the day we were joined by three Dutch men who come over every year for a ten day holiday bagging as many munros as they can, we always seemed to be overtaking each other at various points in the walk.
We caught some wonderful views of the rescue helicopter from HMS Gannet flying over us and thankfully they were not there to rescue anybody (not unless Davie phoned them) maybe doing some training?
A wonderful day's walking and The Lost valley was even more impressive than I thought it would be.
by maddjock » Sat May 22, 2010 8:21 am
good report and pics
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by davetherave » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:24 pm
Still looked like there was a fair bit of snow on the ridge though.
We plan to do this route/similar this coming weekend. What was your route into the lost valley, did you traverse along the Beinn Fhada ridge, or did you just drop into the Coire.
I think we intended going along the Fhada ridge ridge right to the end , and pass the waterfalls, then crossing the bridge again to the river Coe.........
I have since found out from Malky-c that the gorge down at that end would be un passable.... he suggests a route he once took was to drop into the Lost valley at the 811 spot height.
by epmallon » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:13 pm
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