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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.
Region: Isle of Skye
Altitude: 934 metres
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Detailed route description and map
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 Sgùrr nan Gillean via its west ridge likewise involves graded rockclimbing.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Am Basteir
There are 2716 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Am Basteir. They have contributed 65 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.