Bidean Nam Bian - Open Ascents

Bidean Nam Bian

Scottish Guided Winter Walk

One on the finest and most inaccessible day trips in Scotland. Enjoy the highest peak in the magnificent Glen Coe valley. Home to the Three Sisters where we start our walk up.


This complex peak has many ridges and routes up it, but can be completed on average in just over seven hours. A good level of fitness is needed for this day on a par with our Ben Nevis guided days. It helps to have a good head for heights as we navigate through some stunning and atmospheric mountain ground.


Our route is around seven miles long and takes in Stob Corie Nan Lochan (the hidden valley) as we ascend up this must-do mountain.


The Complexed Mountain

Total Ascent 1320m. Summit 1150m

Ratio 1:6

Suitable for Intermediate & upwards
Price £170 Per Day
See FAQ For Prices & More Info
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost & ratios?

Our standard bookings are priced per day for a guided experience. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Standard Guiding Summer & Winter Walking & Hiking (no ropes) £170 per day up to 1:6 ratio Summer & Winter Climbing / Scrambling (With ropes) £200 per day up to 1:2 ratio --------------------------------------------------------------------

What kit will I need?

All PPE personal protective equipment will be supplied by Open Ascents. For climbing and mountaineering this include, Helmet, Harness, Ropes and protection. You will need to bring your own climbing or mountaineering footwear. Please see FAQ section for kit list on bottom header of website.

Why book with us.

- Experianced and qualified expert Guide - First aid qualified - Client lead booking - Prestige Booking with no portals and no middle men - No spam, just continued intreast in your mountaineering journey There are many many outdoor providers out there. However our drive and determination to provide unique client lead learning has led us to producing what we feel is a prestige approach to bookings. To put it simply all our bookings are bespoke. We will work hard with you prior to any payment to get the right plan in place for your adventures and courses. Your contact comes in directly to us, no booking portals and no middle man. Despite being called Open Ascents our bespoke bookings are private to you and your groups so we can focus on your own needs. We view your time with us as part of your ongoing mountaineering journey, we will continue to make contact with you after the bookings however there will be no spam, priding ourselves in creating relationships as you progress through your mountaineering life. Hey not to mention our expert guides with decades of experience and qualification.

What if there is bad weather?

It might not be sunny all the time but we have enough local knowledge to seek out the best venues and will advise when booking the most ideal alternatives for on the day. If the weather and conditions are truly unworkable then we can reschedule for a better time at no extra cost.

What is our start & end location?

Once you book we will send you all the information about where to meet us, timings and content of the day. We can even advise on the best locations to look for accomidation.