Bidean

18th March 2012, 14 photos.

Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe. It's been on my to do list for years, no, decades, and finally got round to it today. A great day on the hills with very mixed weather - half the time sunshine and great viz, the other half snow and whiteout.

Nearly at the top of the exciting cornice

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Grateful for previous climbers' footsteps - saved having to bother with crampons

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Made it. Phew.

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Douglas with a couple more steps to go

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Cresting the cornice, way above the Lost Valley

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Almost safe now - felt much steeper than it looks in the photos

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One of our overtakees about to reach the top of the cornice. To give some idea of scale

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On the summit of Stob Coire Sgreamhach

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View to Bidean Nam Bian and Stob Coire Nan Lochan - our next two tops, from Stob Coire Sgreamhach. Next snow shower piling in from the far left

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Descending back to the coll - Bidean beckons majestically beyond

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View over the Lost Valley to the Aonoch Eagach

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Out of another snow storm into the sun - Douglas climbing Stob Coire Nan Lochan

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Me climbing the final summit of the day - Stob Coire Nan Lochan

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View back to our first Munro - Stob Coire Sgreamhach

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18th March 2012, 14 photos. View this album in Flickr.