Saturday 25th August Map 41, NN170568 Glen Coe Bidean nam Bian (1149m, Munro) — pinnacle of the hills, Stob Coire Sgreamhach (1072m, Munro) — peak of the dreadful corrie.
Park at the Glen Coe Viewpoint car park at NN170568. Head off SE and follow the path down to cross the River Coe on a bridge just below the Meeting of Three Waters. The path rises to a junction where it enters the gorge cut by the Allt Coire Gabhail. The path bifurcates here. Take the right fork, which is indistinct at first due to erosion, and scramble up easily. Follow the path SW for about 150m to NN1699855970. Leave the path and head W up a grassy slope towards the foot of the nose of Gèarr Aonach, to reach the start of a path at NN1686656027. This zig-zags up the cliffs. At each turn of the path, there is a short but easy scramble, none of which is exposed. From the summit, 692m, head SW to reach the foot of the NE ridge of Stob Coire nan Lochan and climb it steeply to the summit, 1115m. Descend SW gently to a col then climb the steep ridge ahead to the summit of Biden nam Biam. Descend SE to the col, 944m, at the head of Coire Gabhail and continue up to the summit of Stob Coire Sgreamhach. Descend the narrow NE ridge until further progress is barred by a steep rocky step. Avoid this by turning SE and scramble down to reach the narrow col below (902m). Head NE, over the two Tops of Beinn Fhada, 952m and 931m, and continue down over undulating ground until the gradient steepens at the nose at about NN175556. Turn E and after about 200m, locate a rocky ramp leading down steeply NNE into the Lairig Eilde. Turn E to reach the ford at NN182557 and follow the footpath to the car park. (14km, 1550m ascent)