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Name:Bidean nam Bian
Hill number:191
Height:1149.4m / 3771ft
RHB Section:03B: Loch Linnhe to Loch Etive
County/UA:Highland (UA)
County (CoH):Argyllshire (CoH)
Catchment:Etive, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Loch)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Historic County Top,
Murdo, Yeaman, Trail 100
Grid ref:NN 14345 54202
Summit feature:cairn
Col:305m  NN206560  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 384
Observations:top 200m WNW at NN141542 is lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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  • Argyllshire historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 831 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Stob Coire nan Lochan, Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire nam Beith, Stob Coire Sgreamhach, Beinn Fhada, Bein Fhada NE top then descent into Lairig EildeGeoff Briggs18/11/2019
Met Sylvia at the SYHA the night before and invited her along for a walk - not sure she knew what she had agreed to! We walked the normal route but backwards. Lots the path a couple of times on the way up because of snow, but were headed in the correct direction so not too worried! Looks like it was snowstorms everywhere but on out route that day! The views were endless and we stood still whenever we could to soak them in. Finished with a bum slide into Coire Gabhail, which nearly put a hole in my waterproofs. Then somehow lost the path getting out of the Lost Valley and spent too much time rock-hopping over slimy boulders in the river. All in the name of fun!kateslattery9025/10/2019
14.8 miles, 4400ft walk, Three Sisters.stephenbuda17/09/2019
Me and Brian Smith ran the 2 Munro loop. Great weather and views.Kevthecat26/07/2019
We parked at the helipad car park and headed up Coire nan Lochan making a direct ascent upto Stob Coire nan Lochan. Stunning. Then we headed over to Bidean nam Bian. Interesting route with minor scrmbles and would need good navigation in cloud. We headed over to Stob Coire Sgreamhach and the descended via Bealach Dearg and the lost valley. With Richie and MB.Zoe Little07/06/2019
Clear stunning daywullclark11/05/2019
A stunning walk on one of the best mountains you can get. Up the lost valley to Stob Coire Sgreamhach then constant brocken spectres all the way along to Bidean nam Bian over to Stob Coire nan Lochan for another brocken spectre before heading down Coire nan Lochan. An unforgettable day with brilliant views!Chris Mac17/11/2018
Low cloud and rain. Hired a good guide (Scott Kirkhope) for three days climbing in Glencoe. Did this normally easy walk to warm up startingfrom the car pack opposite Hidden Valley on the pass road. Will do again in good visibility.peter28/08/2018
Glencoe YH - Lost Valley - Beinn Fhada Far N Top - Beinn Fhada NE Top - Beinn Fhada - Stob Coire Sgreamhach - Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire nam Beith - Stob Coire nan Lochan - Achnambeithach - Invercoe.Mark Jackson25/08/2018
No.84 on 2nd round. Up from Stob Coire Sgreamhach with Gavin Rees. A fabulous day with sunshine and glorious views in all directions.Dangerous Dave25/08/2018
and Stob Coire SgreamhachHuwel11/08/2018
From Glencoe through Hidden Valley to Bealach Dearg, SE along ridge to Stob Coire Sgreamhach, return to bealach, then NW to Bidean nam Bian, along NE ridge to Stob Coire nan Lochan, continuing on its NW ridge, descending down to Coire nan Lochan and following track back to Glencoekdbennett05/08/2018
Seven mile walk from the A82 for this county top, taking around six hours route first went over Stob Coire man Lochan onto Bidean nam Bian along ridge to second Munro Stob Coire Sgreamhach and down the Lost valley.WAYNE ROWLETT25/07/2018
With NTS guideChris Blake14/07/2018
From Loch Achtriochtan CP, via the path to the ridge between An t-Sron and Stob Coire nam Beith, SCnB, Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire nan Lochan and Aonach Dubh.Nick Down107/07/2018
52nd Munrolojzi86062127/05/2018
With Andrew Dyson neil hutton17/05/2018
From Glencoe - up Stob Coire nam Lochan via Broad Gully then onto summit. Poor vis all day. Lots of fresh snow lying made for hard progress with conditions deteriorating.wychwood08/03/2018
From glencoe is Broad Gully on Stob coire nan lochanemily27/12/2017
With Jack, Grant and Kat.robertgn05/08/2017
Climbed as part of a 12 day visit to some of the highpoints of Scotlandmagirob17/06/2017
With Tom, thaw in the valley, plenty of snow above 600m but no real neve.designrob11/03/2017
From the Lost Valley. Ice axes needed for getting to and from the col. Stunning views all around for most of the day, with fresh snow at times. Bagged with Stob Coire Sgreamhach.liljonb22/02/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac02/10/2016
Glencoe SkyraceLittledave18/09/2016
ACW Round of gearr aonach, ascent west side aonach dubh, stob coire nan lochan, bidean, stob coire nam beith,stob coire sgreamhach, beinn fada east top, beinn fada ne top, beinn fada far north top descent west side beinn fada to lost valley.robertphillips10/09/2016
Unfinished business. 2 weeks ago, climbed to the ridge, but thick fog and poor navigation meant a near miss. Thanks to today was a brilliant climb in perfect conditions. CP at Achnambeithach (hidden off road and much quieter than others along the A82). Walk on the road over the bridge, over crash barrier and through metal gate to the start of an excellent track which climbs steeply above and eventually beside and over Allt Coire nam Beithach. Easy to cross in summer - might be challenging when river is in spate. Head SE at the ridge, over Stob Coire name Beith and beyond that to Bidean nam Bian. Very steep ascent and descent, but at 5.5 miles, quite a bit shorter than alternative (much busier routes).callumorr15/08/2016
weather cleared when I got to the summit of Bidean, then was clear for the rest of the dayFCMark28/05/2016
Stunning day of rare perfectionalda30/09/2015
Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran & Gary Dean (Parking/Start point) A82 Alt-na-reigh - Coire nan Lochan - Aonach Dubh - Stob Coire nan Lochan - Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire Sgreamhach - Allt Coire Gabhail - The Lost Valley - A82 Alt-na-reigh.redbob15/08/2015
Solo from the Corbett and up the South-West face. Tough going, very steep and loose rock everywhere. On to S.C.S then back to Glen Etive.Play2End23/05/2015
with Alex.gilbatratchet11/10/2014
In cloud above 3,000 feet.Isbjorn15/09/2014
In cloud above 3,000 feet.Isbjorn 3rd Round15/09/2014
With SHAG group mproudfoot30/08/2014
On own. Bidean nam Bian walk from A82.Crib Goch21/07/2014
Stunning. The views west were fantastic - with the hills on Jura, Mull, Rhum and Skye all visible.Roblex01/07/2014
Ascended via Stob Coire nan Lochain. Lots of snow still around in corrie and on ridge. Great views all around. Ben Nevis visible. Completed with Stob Coire Sgreamhach.quadbarrel27/05/2014
before Stob Coire Sgreamhach with Davemn2311/10/2013
Climbed with Rach as part of a Bidean Nam Bian walk. Absolutely glorious weather - perfect cloud free summits. Added a few additional tops to e walk along the ridge from Stob Coire Sgreamhach, the scrambling on this ridge was pretty easy. The hidden valley (on ascent) was stunning with lots of Deers. Descended over Nam Lochan and down its Left flank. All in all a good days walk.scholesy11/10/2013
Wirh L, J & Csclater29/09/2013
nice clear day great viewsiannotts09/09/2013
with Will and Keeba. Hot day. Followed by Stob Coire Sgreamhach. Descent via Lost Valley.robba_wag19/07/2013
From Glencoe with John, Alex, Lukas and Dave. Returned over Stob Coire Sgreamhach and along the lost valley.knarf09/07/2013
Hard solo day's walk encountering lying snowbarnz4810/06/2013
With Dad, DW & SL. From Glen Coe - Aonach Dubh - Stob Coire nan Lochain - Bidean - Stob Coire nam Beith - Bidean - Stob Coire Sgreamhach - Beinn Fhada - west into Lost Valley - Glen Coe. Epic weather for a classic mountain day.AGWilliamson09/06/2013