Lochan Coire Lagan. 19. Am Basteir (934m) Wednesday 9th July 2014 Distance: 14kms - Duration: 10hrs - Group Size: 11 Walk Leader - Kenny. Whether you love hiking or cycling, The Cuillin Hills is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. 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. Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot. 18. 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. Pronuncation: am bastar. The last four days I’ve been on Skye with John and a Falkirk Outdoors team of Donald, Euan, Fiona, Julie, Mel and Mike. From there we proceeded west along the ridge via 'the bad step'.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. But yes, desync has always been an issue in DayZ, even in DayZ mod there was a lot of it. Hence, we hired a guide for our Munro round for this outing. ... "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. 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). Go down a sloping ledge on the south side of the ridge until it is possible to climb down to a lower ledge from which it is easy to return to the crest. 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." Rats! Hiking | M - Sgurr nan Gillean, AmBasteir, Bruach na Frithe | Guided walk with one roped climb and one roped lowered descent. 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. 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). In the know? We paused for ten minutes in the corrie and took in the views of Pinnacle Ridge, Am Basteir and the Basteir Tooth. Hence, we hired a guide for our Munro round for this outing. This “bad step” is not difficult when returning eastwards as long as your are 6' or taller, but is a pain when going westwards. This day was a short excursion into one of the most dramatic corries of the Cuillins. 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. Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. 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. on descent from the summit) without difficulty. Click Option to View: Route Map. by Wilf. The exposure is real and there's a good chance of a fall of hundreds of metres if you slip. 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. At the Bad Step, follow edge of this wall from crest of ridge South about 8m to a slight hollow. 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. 1.5m below you will see a platform big enough for both feet. Knights Peak is the forth pinnacle and the Munro the fifth. Hence, we hired a guide for our Munro round for this outing. Am Basteir - 'The Executioner' 13. Translation: Obscure, but probably NOT the executioner Lake circumnavigation - a MUST. 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. Am Basteir - 'The Executioner' 13. The summit is a short distance further. Frank and I followed the more or less obvious path first through scree and then over some ledges in the rocks. 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. Waterfalls Allt na Dunaiche. Facing wall, climb onto this, then down more and traverse left until feet are on a small shelf of brown-stained basalt. 23 May 2019. 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. We summitted Am Basteir (also known as 'The Executioner' GULP) before returning over the bad step and on to Sgurr nan Gillean. 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. First were Am Basteir and Sgurr nan Gillean. Menu Toggle navigation Toggle navigation Toggle navigation Toggle navigation. 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. News 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?) 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 … 17. I continued up the left fork and climbed up to the Bealach a’ Basteir where I rested. Am Basteir 7 day weather forecast including weather warnings, temperature, rain, wind, visibility, humidity and UV More experienced/skilled climbers will tackle Basteir's Tooth, but that's a step too far for me! 3065 ft. The axe blade of Am Basteir had a clear notch in it – the Bad Step. Sgurr a' Mhadaidh. If you're confronted by it, turn around and retrace your steps for 50 yards, and head to your right (south) where there is an opportunity to climb down (facing the rock wall) to scree and terraces of sloping rock a … Lake circumnavigation - a MUST. The peaks of Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe form a chain at the northern end of the Black Cuillin. There is no 'easy' way to get to the summit of Am Basteir. 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. A great place to be in the sunshine which we were lucky enough to have on this Saturday afternoon. Lochan Coire Lagan. So they were glad today to get views from the tops and only a few showers. We made good progress into the corie and then onto the slippery Am Basteir over the bad step. From there we proceeded west along the ridge via 'the bad step'. 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. Main route summary. 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. There are plenty of places to see and visit in The Cuillin Hills. The south-east ridge up Sgurr nan Gillean is often referred to as the 'tourist route'. We were definitely not the only people there :-). 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.. 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.