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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. Am Basteir. Bad Step. More experienced/skilled climbers will tackle Basteir's Tooth, but that's a step too far for me. Pronuncation: am bastar. The south-east ridge up Sgurr nan Gillean is often referred to as the 'tourist route'. Am_Basteir 0 points 1 point 2 points 3 years ago I don't experience any terrible server fps in 0.60, unless as I mentioned, vehicles atm if driven for a long time can severely decrease your fps. 14. News When viewed Sligachan they are an impressive sight, though Bruach na Frithe is hidden from view behind the subsidary peak of Sgurr a'Bhasteir. Rats! There is no 'easy' way to get to the summit of Am Basteir. Am Basteir has a 'bad step' and you'll need a rope for an abseil … We paused for ten minutes in the corrie and took in the views of Pinnacle Ridge, Am Basteir and the Basteir Tooth. Time:6 - 7 … The latter is quick and easy and Am Basteir can still be ticked by its East Ridge which is an easy scramble except for a couple of moves of Difficult on The Bad Step (but this can be bypassed or abseiled). But soon we left the hustle and bustle of the hotel’s surroundings and the road intersection behind us and climbed the path beside the Allt Dearg Beag. Beneath it were rough cliffs. Am Basteir is a vertically-sided … 3065 ft. 934 m. | by Wilf. From there we proceeded west along the ridge via 'the bad step'. Sgurr Dubh Mor. Lochan Coire Lagan. From there I returned down the scree to the fork below Am Basteir’s northern wall and followed the path to the Bealach nan Lice at the head of the Fionn Choire. We made good progress into the corie and then onto the slippery Am Basteir over the bad step. Beverly, Stephen and I enjoyed a brilliant day on Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Basteir today. 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 exposure is real and there's a good chance of a fall of hundreds of metres if you slip. We were definitely not the only people there :-). There is no 'easy' way to get to the summit of Am Basteir. 17. Am Basteir (934m) Wednesday 9th July 2014 Distance: 14kms - Duration: 10hrs - Group Size: 11 Walk Leader - Kenny. In the know? We summitted Am Basteir (also known as 'The Executioner' GULP) before returning over the bad step and on to Sgurr nan Gillean. Sgurr Dubh Mor. Alternatives include Lota Coire Route or bypassing Am Basteir by screes to the north. Lake circumnavigation - a MUST. This day was a short excursion into one of the most dramatic corries of the Cuillins. So they were glad today to get views from the tops and only a few showers. Am Basteir - 'The Executioner' 13. 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. Menu Toggle navigation Toggle navigation Toggle navigation Toggle navigation. Bad Step. Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot. 15. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today. The going was easy, the path was obvious and the weather was okay with only one stiff shower accompanying our progress. A swift lower and Genghis was down the Bad Step … 19. 18. Am Basteir has only one awkward point, which is a gap about half way up. Main route summary. I decided to climb them in one go in order to explore as much as possible of the features of Corrie a’ Basteir. We summitted Am Basteir (also known as 'The Executioner' GULP) before returning over the bad step and on to Sgurr nan Gillean. Whether you love hiking or cycling, The Cuillin Hills is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. 19. 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. 2000 Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe. 16. 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. 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. 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. The bad step is most easily avoided via an elusive moderate scrambling route on the south face but can be reascended (i.e. 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. They were looking towards Sgurr nan Gillean, where several climbers appeared to be jammed in a pair of cracks on the route. 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 … The axe blade of Am Basteir had a clear notch in it – the Bad Step. Hence, we hired a guide for our Munro round for this outing. 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. The remainder of the walk is easier but still gives rugged going and steep scree slopes. On I went to Bruach na Frithe where the wind was so strong that I quickly returned to the Bealach nan Lice where I met a party of three hill walkers on their way up to the ridge. They had been out the last 2 days on Skye being guided up the In Pinn, Sgurr MhicChoinnich, Sgurr na Banachdaich and Sgurr a Ghreadaidh, all in strong wind, rain and cloud. We used a rope (and a guide who knew how to use it) for added security. This “bad step” is not difficult when returning eastwards as long as your are 6' or taller, but is a pain when going westwards. Frank and I followed the more or less obvious path first through scree and then over some ledges in the rocks. Sgurr a' Mhadaidh. Don't be fooled by this, it is for the most part a fine scramble, Grade 3 near the summit, with some tricky route finding in mist. There's a bad step on the East Ridge just before the final lump of rock which makes up the summit. I continued up the left fork and climbed up to the Bealach a’ Basteir where I rested. 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. 15. M242 | First were Am Basteir and Sgurr nan Gillean. Waterfalls Allt na Dunaiche. Prev. 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. Sgurr a' Mhadaidh. Am Basteir - 'The Executioner' 13. 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. Tag: Am Basteir Skye. 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?) Lochan Coire Lagan. You can never get enough of such views but we finally tore ourselves away from them and embarked on the steep climb towards Bealach a’Basteir which we reached just as heavy rain set in. From there we proceeded west along the ridge via 'the bad step'. 1.5m below you will see a platform big enough for both feet. More experienced/skilled climbers will tackle Basteir's Tooth, but that's a step too far for me! 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. 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. Issue in DayZ mod there was a short drive to Sconser Lodge Hotel where we spent a very agreeable at... 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