Bidean Nam Bian

Elevation (feet): 3,773
Elevation (meters): 1,150
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Latitude: 56.6422
Longitude: -5.02976
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Feb, Mar, May, Jun
Nearest major airport: Glasgow
Convenient Center: Glen Coe Village

Thanks to Rooster for adding this peak.

The name translates as 'The Peak of the Peaks' and is the highest peak south of Ben Nevis. Awesome climbing in both summer and winter with a proliferation of routes at all grades of difficulty. Old and modern classics sit side by side and access is usually 1-1.5 hrs to the foot of the cliffs. It is a complex massif worthy of exploration and the views from the summit are world class. There are many technically simple but strenuous ways to the summit, but respect is due in winter.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Bidean Nam Bian.

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  • Log #22154 - by Knighty on Mar 28, 2011
    After an eight hour drive from Slough we arrived at Glen Coe at 3am on the Friday morning. after some shuteye we woke to beautiful panoramic view of the three sisters and Bidean Nam Bian: NN170568....
  • Log #18090 - by Andy Bennett on July 25, 2003
    5th time on the 'King Hill'. I bought some new winter boots the day before and christened them on Bidean for our regular New Year's Eve day in the hills. An 8am start from the glen, we trudged up...
  • Log #18091 - by Mark on July 21, 2003
    Climbed this on a typical Scottish day which means it was misty, windy and intermittently rainy. Ascended via the "lost valley" and descended back to the A82 via Corrie nan Lochan. I was...
  • Log #18092 - by Nick Mew on May 06, 2003
    The date is approximate. I'd just been made redundant (but was happy due to rubbish company) and had been looking for a weather window to go and play in the mountains. Got it and drove up from the...