Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich
|Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich|
|Summit:|| 3,100 feet NH049412 |
The hill is known to some climbers as "Bidean a Choire Cheescake", which though daft has at least the benefit of close pronunciation. It is one of the southern Munros in Torridon and normally climbed with Lurg Mhòr in a long day amongst stunning hills.
This mountain has a sharp summit surrounded by crags in all directions, with just a little softening to the south. At the summit meet three ridges running away north, south-west and south-east. The south-western ridge runs to subsidiary top, Sàil Riabhach, before dropping sharply to Bendronaig Lodge. The southeastern ridge drops to a high col and onwards to connecting Munro, Lurg Mhòr. The north ridge (which is the usual route for climbers) leads across the top of Beinn Tharsuinn and down to Bealach Bhearnais.
All these ridges are craggy and require scrambling, and on some of the more exposed faces, notably those to the north, there is danger.
The north ridge is the usual approach route. It is not easily reached though, Torridon being a remote district. Achnashellach to the north is a common starting point and there is parking available.
Although not quite as well known as the classics of Torridon to the north, Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich and Lurg Mhòr do offer a fine outing and a feeling of being lost in the wilderness.
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