Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich

Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich

Corbett above head of Loch Monar

Viewed from many directions, Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich is a distinctive pointed little mountain standing in a remote area and overlooked by higher mountains.

Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich

Meaningpinnacle of the corrie of the farrow cattle
ListsMunro, 225
LocationAttadale and Monar, Glen Carron to Glen Strathfarrar
Grid RefNH049413
Lat/Lon57.41983, -5.25064

To the south of Achnashellach and Glen Carron, Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich, along with its higher neighbour Lurg Mhor, stand in a remote setting above the western end of Loch Monar. Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich is a mountain of contrasts - its southern face is a gentle grass-covered slope, its northern face is built of lines of crags and buttresses and its summit is a narrow crest standing above steep drops to Coire Seasgach.

The most straightforward approach to Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich begins on an estate track that heads eastwards from Attadale Gardens by the head of Loch Carron. With recent hydro works, this track is much improved along much of its length and reaches just beyond Bendronaig Lodge, where an older track travels further and gains the base of the mountain.

If intending to bag more than 'just' Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich and its higher neighbour Lurg Mhor, then a much longer route begins from Craig to the north, to reach the waters by Pollan Buidhe, from where a challenging day begins summiting several peaks.

Routes up Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich

Monar's Big 9

Between Torridon and Affric, the mountains of Monar are grand peaks sitting in a vast and fairly remote area. The mountains all have very different character, some with wide plateaux, others with narrow ridges and summits perched above precipitous drops.

Peaks : 6 Munros, 3 Corbetts

Ascent : 4075m (13370ft)
Distance : 43km (27m)
Time : 15:40hr

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