The exposure is real and there's a good chance of a fall of hundreds of metres if you slip.We used a rope (and a guide who knew how to use it) for added security. They were looking towards Sgurr nan Gillean, where several climbers appeared to be jammed in a pair of cracks on the route. I climbed up scree and bands of rock to find myself above the Gorge and below the Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean which is a very impressive view from there. I continued up the left fork and climbed up to the Bealach a’ Basteir where I rested. Description In the view from Sligachan, Am Basteir is the lower peak to the right of Sgurr nan Gillean with a prominent cleft and tower, The Bhasteir Tooth, to its right. Am Basteir has only one awkward point, which is a gap about half way up. We tackled the West Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean both in ascent and descent, before making short work of the East Ridge (and Bad Step) of Am Basteir, again up and down. Lake circumnavigation - a MUST. Hence, we hired a guide for our Munro round for this outing. A rather typical day for the Cuillins as far as our experience with these island hills goes! The summit is a short distance further. The climb down the bad step is fairly easy if you're used to backwards down climbing, HOWEVER, the risk if you slip here is high. 23 May 2019. The ascent of Am Basteir is an exposed scramble; the direct descent of the Bad Step is a Severe rock-climb, avoiding which requires difficult route-finding on dangerous ground. Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot. The south-east ridge up Sgurr nan Gillean is often referred to as the 'tourist route'. Instead we returned to Bealach a’Basteir, contoured around the foot of Am Basteir, gained Bealach na Lice and continued to Bruach na Frithe which Frank climbed in thick clouds while I waited for him on the ridge. But yes, desync has always been an issue in DayZ, even in DayZ mod there was a lot of it. There is no 'easy' way to get to the summit of Am Basteir. In the know? Am Basteir is a vertically-sided … Am Basteir (Gaelic Am Baisteir, pronounced [əmˈpaʃtʲɛɾʲ]) is a mountain in the northern Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.It is 934 metres (3064 feet) high and classed as a Munro.It forms a narrow blade of rock, which bears comparison with the Inaccessible Pinnacle.. Main route summary. Bad Step. Beverly, Stephen and I enjoyed a brilliant day on Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Basteir today. We walked to the summit of Bruach na Frithe, before we skirted under Am Bastier to Bealach a' Bhasteir. The peaks of Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe form a chain at the northern end of the Black Cuillin. Soon I embarked on climbing the east ridge of Am Basteir and made my way to about the middle of the ridge where an awkward vertical drop of about 2m blocks the way. By now Genghis had been in the national press and he was recognized by a fan close to the notorious Bad Step on Am Basteir; "Hi Genghis, I saw you in the Daily Mail this morning." There is no 'easy' way to get to the summit of Am Basteir. No views from the summits and some exposed scrambling on slippery rock on the ridge. 17. There is no 'easy' way to get to the summit of Am Basteir. Tag: Am Basteir Skye. On Sunday after travelling up we walked in from the Glen Brittle Youth Hostel to An Dorus and climbed Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a’Mhadaidh in the cloud. The wind freshening and some rain clouds comming in from the west I soon went back along the crest of the ridge to the vertical step which I climbed and made my way back to the Bealach a’ Basteir – not without some additional scrambling on the ridge. Am Basteir (934m) Wednesday 9th July 2014 Distance: 14kms - Duration: 10hrs - Group Size: 11 Walk Leader - Kenny. To me the Corrie a’ Basteir and its three hills – Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Sgurr a’ Basteir – is a Cuillin gem and certainly worth another visit. 17. 14. From there we proceeded west along the ridge via 'the bad step'. After three kilometres we reached the steep and rocky hillside that blocks easy entrance into Corrie a’Basteir and forms the left side of the Basteir Gorge (orographically, that is). I was a little slower than Frank so that when I reached the Bad Step in the ridge of Am Basteir Frank was already coming back and I decided that I would not continue to the summit in view of the very slippery surface of the basalt rocks. 18. It stands at the head of Coire a' Bhasteir and forms a narrow peak on the Main Ridge, its north face almost vertical and its south face above Lota Corrie only slightly less steep. Hence, we hired a guide for our Munro round for this outing. Lochan Coire Lagan. I detoured and outflanked it on the southern side on some bands of rock which took me back to the crest and then to the summit of the hill. After our delightful excursion to Knoydart, Inverie and Meall Buidhe we took the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale and arrived at the Sligachan Hotel around midday. From Sligachan Hotel I followed the path up the Allt Dearg Beag to where it forks at the waterfalls and this time did not continue on the path to Sgurr nan Gillean but went up the left bank of the Allt to a spot 2km further on where it meets a wall of rock and scree which guards the Basteir Gorge. A great place to be in the sunshine which we were lucky enough to have on this Saturday afternoon. by Wilf. When light rain set in I made sure that I got down into the green Fionn Choire before it got too heavy. 16. Facing wall, climb onto this, then down more and traverse left until feet are on a small shelf of brown-stained basalt. The easiest route to Am Basteir is the east ridge, which is its left-hand ridge as seen from Sligachan, but a recent rockfall on the crest of this ridge has left a difficult gap to be crossed and a rope should be taken to safeguard this passage.From Sligachan follow the path, which is also the route to Sgurr nan Gillean, southwards across the moor for about 3½ kilometres. ... "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. M242 | 1.5m below you will see a platform big enough for both feet. Rats! Sgurr Dubh Mor. Waterfalls Allt na Dunaiche. The exposure is real and there's a good chance of a fall of hundreds of metres if you slip. With the second Munro of this walk bagged by Frank we returned to Bealach na Lice and followed the well-cairned and easy path leading down into Fionn Choire and towards the Allt Dearg Mor. 14. We made good progress into the corie and then onto the slippery Am Basteir over the bad step. 19. on descent from the summit) without difficulty. When viewed Sligachan they are an impressive sight, though Bruach na Frithe is hidden from view behind the subsidary peak of Sgurr a'Bhasteir. Translation: Obscure, but probably NOT the executioner Lake circumnavigation - a MUST. 15. We used a rope (and a guide who knew how to use it) for added security. Sgurr a' Mhadaidh. From this col scramble up the east ridge of Am Basteir, which becomes narrower and more exposed until a gap is reached where recent rockfall has left a difficult descent. Alternatives include Lota Coire Route or bypassing Am Basteir by screes to the north. Beneath it were rough cliffs. We paused for ten minutes in the corrie and took in the views of Pinnacle Ridge, Am Basteir and the Basteir Tooth. If we are talking the step to get to the top of Am Bastier coming from the Tooth on the main ridge traverse (isn't that the west side?) Am Basteir - 'The Executioner' 13. Am Basteir - 'The Executioner' 13. Waterfalls Allt na Dunaiche. We summitted Am Basteir (also known as 'The Executioner' GULP) before returning over the bad step and on to Sgurr nan Gillean. The axe blade of Am Basteir had a clear notch in it – the Bad Step. We summitted Am Basteir (also known as 'The Executioner' GULP) before returning over the bad step and on to Sgurr nan Gillean. Following the Allt Dearg Beag to the Lochan in Corrie a’ Basteir I continued along the path which winds its way through the scree on the north eastern wall of the Corrie a’ Basteir to a place where it forks blow the awesome northern wall of Am Basteir. Bad Step. Frank and I followed the more or less obvious path first through scree and then over some ledges in the rocks. From there we proceeded west along the ridge via 'the bad step'. Whether you love hiking or cycling, The Cuillin Hills is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. ... along a narrow ledge and onto the narrow ridge above the "bad step". Further down the corrie the rain subsided and I strolled back on the grass to the path along the Allt Dearg Mor which after another hour and a half brought me back to Sligachan. Leaving Am Basteir Bad step Ted comes up the Bad Step Easy walking down Am Basteir Lota Corrie and Sgurr Beag Taking the path under the west ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean we worked our way round to the scree which pores out of number 4/5 gully. Time:6 - 7 … Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers! Before reaching the lower rocks of this ridge, bear rightwards to make a rising traverse across scree, grass and slabby rocks to the Bealach a' Bhasteir. The remainder of the walk is easier but still gives rugged going and steep scree slopes. Before reaching Coire Riabhach climb south-west onto the low rounded ridge which overlooks the Bhasteir Gorge and go up it towards the foot of the Pinnacle Ridge. We continued on the path beside the burn until we reached Alltdearg House and then strolled along the A863 towards our car parked at Sligachan Hotel. Sgurr a' Mhadaidh. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today. So they were glad today to get views from the tops and only a few showers.