Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach

Summary for Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach

Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach is a route in “The Glen Coe” region / range which is located in the Strath Orchy to Loch Leven area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 7:30 am
Sunset 5:35 pm
10 hours 5 minutes(s) daylight
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10 km/ 6.21 miles1310 m/ 4297.9 ft6 hours +
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This route covers the highest mountain in Argyll (Bidean nam Bian) , traversing 2 munros of the Bidian massif on the southern side of the A82.

Bidean nan Bian is one of the most intersting mountains in Scotland the route here climbs the top Stob Coire nan Lochan which gaurds Bidean's summit from view then onto the summit. Once Bidian summit point has been climbed it's onto ridge to a col (also decent / escape point) onto the second summit Stob Coire Sgreamhach . Descent is via the col which drops steeply into the famous Coire Gabhail (Lost Vally)

The view is excellent in all directions on a clear day, with views of Etive south westerly & a really good view of Aonach Eagach (Meall Dearg / Sgorr nam Fiannaidh) to Ben Nevis with the The Mamores in the forefront.

Route points for Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN17075688172° S0.11 (0.11)Start from the large car park from Allt-na-reigh on the busy A82
NN17085677270° W0.36 (0.47)Take the left fork up the path
NN16625661193° SSW0.25 (0.72)Cross the River Coe via the ridge on continue along the path
NN15825579221° SW0.58 (1.3)Continue along up Coire nan Lochan climbing steeply
NN15275526240° WSW0.31 (1.61)Aroud this point leave the path climbing upto ridge
NN14995511233° SW0.2 (1.81)Continue up the broad grassy ridge
NN14825500203° SSW0.23 (2.04)Climb onto the top Sto Coire nan Lochan then drop 100m onto col
NN14725479210° SSW0.4 (2.44)Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire nan Lochan
NN14505445223° SW0.39 (2.83)Climb to summit of Bidean na Bian the descend south-east ridge for 1km
NN14225419113° ESE0.28 (3.11)The summit Bidean nam Bian - 1150 ( metres)
NN14475406133° SE0.11 (3.22)Descend to bealach
NN14555398115° ESE0.2 (3.42)Along the ridge which leads us to the second Munro of Stob Coire Sgreamhach.
NN1499536898° E0.15 (3.57)From col (Return for descent) climb onto Stob Coire Sgreamhach
NN15145365107° ESE0.19 (3.76)
NN15325359287° WNW0.19 (3.95)The summit Stob Coire Sgreamhach - 1072 ( metres)
NN15145365278° W0.15 (4.1)Return to col and descend over rocks and bolders to reach a path
NN14995368N0.3 (4.4)Descend steeply down scree path
NN1504539838° NE0.23 (4.63)
NN1543543638° NE0.23 (4.86)Continue along path
NN1623551644° NE0.59 (5.45)Path follows Allt Coire Gabhail down river coe
NN1688558120° NNE0.13 (5.58)Follow path back to Car park
Munros covered on Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach
Order Height Munrosort icon Meaning Pronunciation
23 1150 Bidean nam Bian Pinnacle of the hills Beed-yan nam Ee-yann
65 1072 Stob Coire Sgreamhach Peak of the Fearfull Corrie Stob Korrer Skrevuch