Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. ... "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. Beverly, Stephen and I enjoyed a brilliant day on Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Basteir today. Bad Step. Facing wall, climb onto this, then down more and traverse left until feet are on a small shelf of brown-stained basalt. 934 m. | Beneath it were rough cliffs. Hence, we hired a guide for our Munro round for this outing. 19. 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." 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. 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. 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. by Wilf. that is about a 4b boulder problem which in big boots is very tricky for many non-climbers. We walked to the summit of Bruach na Frithe, before we skirted under Am Bastier to Bealach a' Bhasteir. Soon the path passed above the Basteir Gorge and took us into beautiful Corrie a’Basteir. Tag: Am Basteir Skye. The remainder of the walk is easier but still gives rugged going and steep scree slopes. Am Basteir. 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. Click Option to View: Route Map. 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. 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. 18. At the Bad Step, follow edge of this wall from crest of ridge South about 8m to a slight hollow. 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. Waterfalls Allt na Dunaiche. The south-east ridge up Sgurr nan Gillean is often referred to as the 'tourist route'. I decided to climb them in one go in order to explore as much as possible of the features of Corrie a’ Basteir. Am Basteir 7 day weather forecast including weather warnings, temperature, rain, wind, visibility, humidity and UV Alternatives include Lota Coire Route or bypassing Am Basteir by screes to the north. 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 were definitely not the only people there :-). Main route summary. Rats! Lake circumnavigation - a MUST. There are plenty of places to see and visit in The Cuillin Hills. The summit is a short distance further. 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. News Whether you love hiking or cycling, The Cuillin Hills is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Prev. 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. This “bad step” is not difficult when returning eastwards as long as your are 6' or taller, but is a pain when going westwards. 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. ... "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. 19. First were Am Basteir and Sgurr nan Gillean. Am Basteir (934m) Wednesday 9th July 2014 Distance: 14kms - Duration: 10hrs - Group Size: 11 Walk Leader - Kenny. But yes, desync has always been an issue in DayZ, even in DayZ mod there was a lot of it. Sgurr a' Mhadaidh. Hence, we hired a guide for our Munro round for this outing. 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). Am Basteir - 'The Executioner' 13. 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 … 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. Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers! Negotiating the 'Bad Step' on Am Basteir on way to the Basteir Tooth: That peak was confirmed at 3,009ft. Knights Peak is the forth pinnacle and the Munro the fifth. No views from the summits and some exposed scrambling on slippery rock on the ridge. M242 | Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today. 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. On the East Ridge of Am Basteir, we stayed close to the crest, and tackled the bad step in both directions, before finally cutting beneath Am Basteir and crossing the head of Fionn Choire and up our eleventh Munro; Bruach Na Frithe, the only Munro on the main Cuillin Ridge to feature a trig point. Lochan Coire Lagan. They were looking towards Sgurr nan Gillean, where several climbers appeared to be jammed in a pair of cracks on the route. We walked to the summit of Bruach na Frithe, before we skirted under Am Bastier to Bealach a' Bhasteir. I continued up the left fork and climbed up to the Bealach a’ Basteir where I rested. From there we proceeded west along the ridge via 'the bad step'. 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. Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot. The exposure is real and there's a good chance of a fall of hundreds of metres if you slip. 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. 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. 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. Sgurr a' Mhadaidh. 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 made good progress into the corie and then onto the slippery Am Basteir over the bad step. When light rain set in I made sure that I got down into the green Fionn Choire before it got too heavy. 2000 Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe. The remainder of the walk is easier but still gives rugged going and steep scree slopes. There is no 'easy' way to get to the summit of Am Basteir. 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 … There is no 'easy' way to get to the summit of Am Basteir. 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. Am Basteir has only one awkward point, which is a gap about half way up. Translation: Obscure, but probably NOT the executioner Am Basteir has a 'bad step' and you'll need a rope for an abseil … 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. We used a rope (and a guide who knew how to use it) for added security. Hiking | M - Sgurr nan Gillean, AmBasteir, Bruach na Frithe | Guided walk with one roped climb and one roped lowered descent. 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. A swift lower and Genghis was down the Bad Step … The axe blade of Am Basteir had a clear notch in it – the Bad Step. 17. Sgurr Dubh Mor. The bad step is most easily avoided via an elusive moderate scrambling route on the south face but can be reascended (i.e. 16. 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. Hence, we hired a guide for our Munro round for this outing. 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 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. More experienced/skilled climbers will tackle Basteir's Tooth, but that's a step too far for me! 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. There is no 'easy' way to get to the summit of Am Basteir. ... along a narrow ledge and onto the narrow ridge above the "bad step". 14. 23 May 2019. We summitted Am Basteir (also known as 'The Executioner' GULP) before returning over the bad step and on to Sgurr nan Gillean. 17. We paused for ten minutes in the corrie and took in the views of Pinnacle Ridge, Am Basteir and the Basteir Tooth. Lake circumnavigation - a MUST. 16. Waterfalls Allt na Dunaiche. 15. 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. Bad Step. 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. A rather typical day for the Cuillins as far as our experience with these island hills goes! 18. 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. Time:6 - 7 … 15. 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. A great place to be in the sunshine which we were lucky enough to have on this Saturday afternoon. The peaks of Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe form a chain at the northern end of the Black Cuillin. 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. 1.5m below you will see a platform big enough for both feet. Sgurr Dubh Mor. More experienced/skilled climbers will tackle Basteir's Tooth, but that's a step too far for me. 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. Am Basteir is a vertically-sided … 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. We summitted Am Basteir (also known as 'The Executioner' GULP) before returning over the bad step and on to Sgurr nan Gillean. From Sligachan it was but a short drive to Sconser Lodge Hotel where we spent a very agreeable evening at the bar. Menu Toggle navigation Toggle navigation Toggle navigation Toggle navigation. Am Basteir - 'The Executioner' 13. 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. on descent from the summit) without difficulty. 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). When viewed Sligachan they are an impressive sight, though Bruach na Frithe is hidden from view behind the subsidary peak of Sgurr a'Bhasteir. 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. 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?) 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. 14. 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. From there we proceeded west along the ridge via 'the bad step'. Frank and I followed the more or less obvious path first through scree and then over some ledges in the rocks. Pronuncation: am bastar. 3065 ft. In the know? The going was easy, the path was obvious and the weather was okay with only one stiff shower accompanying our progress. There's a bad step on the East Ridge just before the final lump of rock which makes up the summit. 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