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Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
945 m (3100 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
224 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Summit of the corrie of the fallow cattle

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich is a remote mountain at the W tip of Loch Monar. It has a steep sided summit cone close to the craggy NE face and at the convergence of three ridges.

The SW ridge narrows as it approaches Sail Riabhach which overlooks Bendronaig Lodge by the Black Water. From the lodge a track connects to Attadale on the A890.

The N ridge is very craggy yet is the normal ascent route from Beinn Tharsuinn. The route follows a dry-stone wall then a grassy gully to avoid the worst of the rocky ascent.

The third ridge to the SE with its rocky N slopes connects to Lurg Mhor via a broad col.

Hazards you may encounter on Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich.

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 Routes that include Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2223 m 28.65 km 9.5 hrs Lurg Mhor, Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich and Beinn Tharsuinn [Monar]  A long hard day on a difficult route with scramblling on Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich

 Baggers Gallery for Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich

Me and Fern on Bidein a` Choire Sheasgaich on a superb day out, 10.5 hrs from craig. 8th Aug 2012

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Karl and me with Oscar on summit, (31.3.12).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Beinn a'Choire Sheasgaich: 15th October 2011

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Lynda & Scott on summit of Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich (18th June 2011).

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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Post a few words about Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich or read what others have had to say.

Peter Lang
wrote on
June 11, 2007
Cycle in from Attadale took 2hrs with a lot of pushing in very hot weather and quick descent from high pass to bothy. return trip took 1hr 15mins as steeper section on downhill (ensure brakes good). Actual walk from bothy took 5 hrs for both munros - after crossing swing bridge skirted Creag Dubh onto Sail Riabhach and easy walking to final steep pull onto B.a'C.Sheasgaich then 1hr between summits and descended from bealach SW to meet head of Loch Calavie.
Alex Aikman
wrote on
May 28, 2007
We elected to tackle this mountain along with Lurgh Mohr by cycling in from Attadale to the estate run bothy at Bendronaig. This was quicker than walking the more commonly recommended route of walking from Craig, but the cycle proved to be more difficult than anticipated with a lot of pushing up very steep sections required - even on the downhill parts great care has to be taken as the path is fairly rough and coming off the bike is a highly probable. Take a spare tube and spanners as punctures are a common hazard. The bothy itself is excellent and well maintained by the estate. Worth a visit.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 05 Aug 2011 Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich and Lurg Mhor from Attadale; 26 July 2011. Roger Vander Steen Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich Not Yet Rated
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