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Am Basteir

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Am Basteir is a vertically-sided blade of rock whose ascent is only possible for keen scramblers from Bealach a Basteir. Below the summit of the mountain is the remarkable lesser peak of the Basteir Tooth - an imposing fang of rock that can only be reached by rock-climbers.

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Region: Isle of Skye

Altitude: 934 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Am Basteir via the Bealach Basteir from Sligachan

Other routes and challenges

The route given up the west ridge from the Bealach Bhasteir is the only one open to scramblers. The link up from the bealach to Sgurr nan Gillean via its west ridge likewise involves graded rockclimbing.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Am Basteir

There are 1979 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Am Basteir. They have contributed 54 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  22/07/2017  34 M11
  08/08/2015  22 M12
  02/07/2015  21 M4
  22/07/2013  20 M12
  22/03/2012  19 M3
  18/06/2018  18 M9
  06/06/2016  13 M11
  25/06/2016  12 M2
  27/05/2012  12 M11
  15/08/2011  11 M2
  11/05/2017  9 M9
  11/05/2012  8 M3
  12/06/2016  7 M10
  07/09/2015  7 M11
  27/05/2012  6 M1
  04/06/2011  6 M11
  05/06/2016  5 M3
  02/06/2014  5 M11
  18/08/2013  5 M2
  06/10/2015  4 M6
  26/09/2014  4 M2
  27/06/2014  4 M3
  13/10/2015  3 M3
  04/07/2015  3 M3
  21/05/2014  3 M11
  17/05/2014  3 M3
  13/10/2013  3 M11
  14/08/2011  3 M1
  05/01/2007  3 M11
  19/05/2003  3 M11
  24/08/2014  2 M3
  18/05/2014  2 M11
  06/09/2013  2 M2
  26/05/2013  2 M11
  23/06/2012  2 M3
  11/05/2016  1 M1
  30/05/2014  1 M3
  20/06/2013  1 M2
  16/06/2013  1 M1
  03/06/2013  1 M11
  02/06/2012  1 M3
  14/05/2012  1 M2
  17/05/2011  1 M2
  04/06/2008  1 M2
  25/05/2018  0 M12
  28/05/2016  0 M3
  13/07/2015  0 M1
  27/07/2014  0 M3
  15/06/2013  0 M2
  16/10/2012  0 M3
  09/04/2010  0 M3
  21/07/2009  0 M2C1G1
  05/06/2007  0 M11
  21/06/1997  0 M4

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