Category: Bidean nan Bian

The Beat

Tom Livingstone and Dave Almond had a very successful four days climbing in Glen Coe and on the Ben earlier in the January. The weather was particularly wild that week, but even so, they succeeded on Un Poco Loco (VII,7 – January 13), Strident Edge (VI,7 – January 14) and Centurion (VIII,8 – January 16). […]

Church Door Angels

Donald King, Mike Pescod and Andy Nelson made the first ascent of Angels (VIII,9), an excellent new mixed route on the front face of Church Door Buttress on Bidean nam Bian in Glen Coe on January 13. Conditions were good with light winds, and the rock was well rimed up and had quite a few […]

Dairy Milk on Stob Coire nam Beith

On Saturday (February 2), Andy Nelson, Andy Hogarth and Dave Brown made the first ascent of Dairy Milk (IV,5), which takes a line between  No.2 Buttress” and “Left Wall in Stob Coire nam Beith. “It was a pleasant mixed line giving around 200m of climbing in the alpine idiom,” Andy explained. “The route links snow […]

High on Bidean

“In 2001, Brian Davison made the first ascent of St. Peter’s Well on the West Top of Bidean nam Bian with Steve Kennedy and Dave Wilkinson.’” Andy Nisbet writes. “He did say there was more scope, but I didn’t remember until the preparation of the Scottish Winter Climbs guidebook when Steve sent me a picture […]