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Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation


by old danensian » Sun May 19, 2019 11:14 pm

Munros included on this walk: Am Basteir, Bruach na Frithe

Date walked: 14/05/2019

Time taken: 7.45 hours

Distance: 16.7 km

Ascent: 1140m

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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby Mal Grey » Mon May 20, 2019 8:47 pm

Now that had my attention from start to finish. Beautifully written, and fascinating, account of the quiet satisfaction of compleating on the most dramatic ridge in these Isles.

:clap:

Now where's that Talisker, I feel the urge to raise a glass to you and the companions you've climbed with over the years...
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby Ronnie5434 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:33 pm

Hi Nigel I have just read your wonderful report , it was great to be part of your special day.The whisky went down well.
Best regards, Ronnie
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby BlackPanther » Tue May 21, 2019 2:33 pm

Con-gra-tu-la-tions!! :D :D From us both!

Now you can enjoy the hills without any pressure. No more list ticking :lol:

Still to do Am Basteir, hopefully this year. It looks fantastic, but I'm not going there on misty/wet day. Just fingers crossed for another dry, warm summer.
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue May 21, 2019 8:49 pm

Fantastic stuff Nigel and huge congratulations
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby inca » Tue May 21, 2019 9:23 pm

Great read (as always), fabulous achievement. Congratulations :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby Graeme D » Tue May 21, 2019 10:37 pm

A superb tale Nigel, told in typical OD style! A Munroist and a Poet! :clap: Very glad I took a wee shifty at the forum tonight before calling it a day. :D
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby dibs » Wed May 22, 2019 10:29 am

Well done Nigel, it was well worth waiting for given the weather in your pics. Congratulations. :clap:
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed May 22, 2019 11:16 am

Congratulations ! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Great choice to copmpleat, especially in your case as your journey started in the same area :thumbup:
I enjoyed Am Basteir last summer, great one day trip on Skye with my son, we climbed Bruach na Frithe and added Am Basteir as it was hard to resist...
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby spiderwebb » Wed May 22, 2019 12:14 pm

A great read, many thanks. Congratulations :clap: :clap:
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby gaffr » Wed May 22, 2019 2:04 pm

Apologies...I said in my reply that we reached the tooth via Bells chimney...should read King's Cave Route.....correction just checked my wee guidebook of that time. Notes say that It appears that stones roll into the narrowing of the cave to block the exit. We pulled out several large stones to get through.
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby Paul Webster » Wed May 22, 2019 4:10 pm

Many congratulations! A fitting mountain on which to finish (says Mrs Webster) and a great read too. :clap:
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby Chris Mac » Thu May 23, 2019 10:04 am

Superb! :clap: What a way to finish and what a mountain to do it on! That's great you got the weather and you took some cracking photos. Looks like you had a brilliant day, congreats! :wink:
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby gaffr » Thu May 23, 2019 10:06 am

I have another apology to make regarding this post and my reply. I made a major faux pas by confusing the gentleman completest with another poster to the Forum.
I confused the gentleman with the gentleman who trades under the Forum name of 'past my sell by date' :oops:
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu May 23, 2019 1:20 pm

gaffr wrote:I have another apology to make regarding this post and my reply. I made a major faux pas by confusing the gentleman completest with another poster to the Forum.
I confused the gentleman with the gentleman who trades under the Forum name of 'past my sell by date' :oops:

A "gaffr" one might say...
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Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Postby goingforawii » Fri May 24, 2019 12:01 am

Superb report - and congratulations! :clap:

“Hardest game in the world... 40 years man an boy!” :D
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