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Glencoe

Get On Yer Hike 15

Bidean nam Bian - The highest mountain in the old county of Argyll, Bidean nam Bian is the whole majestic range of mountains on the south side of Glen Coe. It's dramatic northern ridges are known as the Three Sisters.

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Get On Yer Hike 15
Get On Yer Hike 15

Time & Location

28 Oct 2023, 07:00 – 29 Oct 2023, 16:00

Glencoe, Glencoe, Ballachulish PH49 4HX, UK

About the Event

Bidean nam Bian

The highest mountain in the old county of Argyll, Bidean nam Bian is the whole majestic range of mountains on the south side of Glen Coe. It's dramatic northern ridges are known as the Three Sisters, whilst the highest summits of the group are hidden away behind.

TERRAIN

Steep, rocky and complex terrain. There are well-worn paths for much of the route (indistinct for route up Stob Coire nan Lochan) but the terrain is very rocky and there are sections of steep scree and very mild scrambling. The descent from Bealach Dearg is initially very steep and loose. It usually holds snow until well into summer, making it even more difficult - be prepared for this or save this route for when the snow is gone.

Fitness and Safety

Please note we will be climbing 1316m with some steep terrain.  Distance will be 11 km.  You will need a good level of fitness and walking ability to be able to complete this.

Please do assess your own level of fitness to ensure you are confident you will be able to complete the hike.  If you want to build up to this level and would like some shorter hikes let us know and we will see if we can arrange this.

Get On Yer Hike is a community group.  By coming on these hike you agree to take full responsibility for your own safety.  You will have and require the correct kit and knowledge to navigate munros safely without causing harm to yourself or others.  There will be people on the hike who know the route but you agree to take full responsibilty for your own safety.

Distance:  11 km

Walking will be around 9  hours and include climbing some steep terrain.

Required Kit

Ensure you appropriate kit with you for wild camping.  See kit list in menu for a list of desired equipment for hiking.  Boots suitable for walking, warm clothing, waterproofs and water bottle essential.  As we are now into autumn and approaching winter please be prepared with your kit for winter weather. 

Where to Meet

Please be at car park at Ballachulish PH49 4HX.  Be kitted up and ready to leave for hike at 7am.  Please don't be late as we don't want people waiting around in the cold.  

Google Maps location of car park.

Wild Camping 

Please note there is no wild camping for this event but you can stay in Glencoe Youth Hostel the night befofre if you prefer.  

(If you prefer you can choose to wild camp near the car park the night before.  Please join our Whatsapp group to be kept informed of details for wild camping.  If you are doing so please follow this guidance on wild camping.)

Dealing with emergency poo situations in the outdoors

Please bring toilet paper, a disposable bag and hand sanitiser (a backpaking trowel can come in handy for digging a hole).  Please read this advice for dealing with emergency poo.

Safety

Download the free OS Locate app to help you find your grid reference if needed.  Some helpful apps for navigation here.

Ticks

Learn how to avoid and treat ticks here.

Midges

No midges at this time of year.  Learn how to avoid midges here.

Get On Yer Hike Shop

See our online shop for emergency bivvy bags and tick removers.

Tickets

  • £10 Donation

    The suggested donation for these events is £10. This will go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etc

    £10.00
    +£0.25 service fee
  • £Donation

    The suggested donation for these events is £10 but donate what you like. This donation will go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etc

    Pay what you want
    +Service fee

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