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Am Basteir

Am Basteir

Postby oap2046 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:17 am

Route description: Am Basteir

Munros included on this walk: Am Basteir

Date walked: 16/06/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 14 km

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I won't include any description of the main walk onto Am Basteir since these are well represented by the other contributors except to add something that may be useful for those attempting the "bad step" on the ascent.
It is not necessary to use a rope on this section as long as you know where the foot and hand holds are. As you look down to the left there is a good handhold where you should put your right hand. The rock curves in below this and it is impossible to see the next foothold but it is a good one several feet (about 6) below this handhold. You just need to lower yourself down and have faith that it is there. Once your foot is on this, the rest is easy. Once you are down, you will wonder what the difficulty was since the climb back up is straightforward.
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Re: Am Basteir

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:54 am

I don't know whether to thank you for this or not :lol: , but useful info :)
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Re: Am Basteir

Postby old danensian » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:12 pm

When the mist is swirling, you can barely see the bottom of the drop, and the rain is making the gabbro slippy, discretion is the better part of valour no matter how much information you have about the layout of holds below.

Anyway, thanks for the help - it's Am Bhastier 2: Me 0 at the moment.

There's also supposed to be a lower track that goes off to the left and emerges at the base of the drop.

Here's to the next time.

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Re: Am Basteir

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:30 am

The Bad Step on Am Basteir, quiet a drop off at the landing area with lots of loose stones. Ca Canny!
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