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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 789 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
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
Neil Midgley23/06/2019
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
Chris Hewetson25/03/2018
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
Hengis Pod05/01/2018
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