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Name:Am Basteir
Hill number:1254
Height:934m / 3064ft
Parent (Ma):1246  Sgurr nan Gillean
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Simm, Munro, Murdo
Grid ref:NG 46568 25289
Summit feature:cairn
Col:885m  NG465252  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
(1:25k) 411
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 444 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Sgurr nan Gillean. Great walk - Am Basteir a late entry for favourite Munro. Great summit too. On to the Basteir Tooth.Wycombe Wanderer30/03/2019
Led by Jonah with Rob Donald pn fantastic day with Sgurr Nan Gillian. Climbed bypassing bad step on way up but climbed step on way down. Long descent through screes to valley path and Sligachandavid.walker4008/06/2018
Last bit was just a bit too scary....eilidh27/05/2018
From Sligachan via Coire a Bhasteir. The Tooth first then an up climb onto here. Cairn at the top. With Steve Smith and Iain Gallagher.jonglew04/05/2017
Reached as part of traverse from Bruach na Frithe to Sgurr nan Gillean. Ascended and descended via east ridge, bypassing the bad step.quadbarrel13/10/2015
2nd of the day with george yeomans, roy, dave and derek ellismn2325/06/2015
With Jamie via the West Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean, then Am Bastier (Bad Step)and Bruach na Frithe. Cloudy and overcast.knarf08/06/2015
1 of 3: From Sligachan. With Tim.ChrisR13/10/2014
With Mark, Steve & guide Jonah.grimjimm21/07/2014
2nd of 3. Am Basteir including the tooth :) Some challenging scrambling and abseiling, only downer of the day was the rope got snagged coming down Kings Cave Chimney.bowzi21/07/2014
Day 2 of Cullin Ridge Traverse. Francis Blunt (guide) and Robert Wight (MMC) Misty and occasional drizzle. No views. 11 hour day starting at 0400.alexmaclennan01/06/2014
With GHC. Finally found the correct ascent route despite the clear sunny conditions. Frustrating day but enjoyable in the end.Play2End31/05/2014
2nd time.PGCE29/09/2013
Main objective of our 5th day on Skye. Peak looks great but rock is crummy - loads of loose basalt which would be terrible in the wet. Fortunately it was a clear dry morning for Nick P & I.signyred08/08/2013
Week on Skye with Mum. Sligachan - Coire a' Bhasteir - Sgurr a' Bhasteir - Sgurr a'Fionn Choire - Bruach na Frithe - back to the bealach and round the N side of Am Basteir - up Basteir by E ridge, avoiding the Bad Step by a loose traverse on the S side (Grade 2 scramble). Glorious weather.Mark Jackson11/07/2013
With Matt, Sarah, David, Simon & SheilaPDR196604/07/2013
North Ridge TranversJamesSDonald09/06/2012
Traverse from Sgurr nan Gillean to Bruach na Frithe with Ruth, Will, DC and Amy. Sunny spells.davidpettit8404/06/2012
Via east ridge. With Mark and Shona on a round of the northern Cuillin from Sligachan. Sunny.alistairpooler02/06/2012
Cuillin Ridge w Bruno YatesMartin Barratt23/05/2012
squrr nan gillean, am basteir and bruach na frith, from the hotel.robertphillips11/05/2012
CK SheilaS26/04/2011
neil hutton30/05/2009
Attempted with Dave Mekie party - 1st day on Cuillin ridgebarnz4821/09/2007
Did with Allan and Katherine Fishwick.jonbowyer25/08/2007
Did with Jon, Richard and Katherine Fishwick.amcculloch25/08/2007
144th - Allan, Katherine, Jon - continuing along ridge from Sgurr Nan Gillean, cool and dry, easy scrambling but rope needed for a couple of tricky descent sections.RGibbs25/08/2007
Munro 216 2007 compleationancient brit21/08/2007
With Steve, RoyFFloss21/06/2007
Second ascent 15/06/2010NormanW08/06/2007
With JayColinmac200501/06/2007
That was easy (in comparison).Ianto&Sue15/05/2007
See log for Am BasteirNorman Reid14/07/2006
David O, Anne, Colin, Brian, Christine, SheilaChris Blake14/05/2006
With Niel, completed north ridge crossing starting up pinical ridge and ending at An Dorus. 14km 1800m in 12hrJamesSDonald10/09/2005
With Gavin Rees.Dangerous Dave04/07/2005
NYFWS Skye trip. The hole in the mountain day.Grinner30/04/2005
Good grief looks real scary. Hats off to the dangling community. Company: Soloiandesbottes10/10/2004
my first ascent and munro 272 for me then, caught the bus from outside the mem hut and got left off at the top of glen brittle. followed the path up into fionn a choire, to the top, over the ridge, traversed along the path below the north side of am bastier, then up the east ridge breaking off to turn the bad step below via a corner then scree covered ramp back up to below the step and onto the summit, magic!. returned to the bad step took direct, using a rope left in situ by 2 other climbers. Back round to Fionn choir, then a second ascent of fionn choir the top and a second ascent of bruach na frithe, returning to glen brittle via fionn choir and the path.rum doodle 12/07/2004
W AD, up from Sligachan, then Am Bhasteir and topsnordicstar16/04/2003
Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe plus 3 Tops and Knight's Peak. Day 5 of 59 for all Munros.PGCE18/09/2002
We had to keep below the ridge on its S side to avoid the little tooth on the E ridge as a rock fall necessitates an abseil there; looks easy but we didn't take a rope etc. Last Skye Munro for Pete and I, unfortunately done in a rather inelegant way. Continued a fine mountain day with Bruach na Frithe.pwheeler21/05/2001
From Sligachan with Gerry Ackroyd.Geoff Briggs25/05/2000
With Chris Gordon ...zoob24/05/2000
Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
From Sligachan to Bealach a'Bhasteir the S nan G - back to bealach then Am Basteir - finished on Bruach na Frithe via Top of S a Fionn Choirecelticrambler21/06/1999
Final munro! At the fourth attempt, at last weather and me in good shap. David brought a rope for the short descent on the ridge, but could have been done without. Took a photo in my (original, knitted by Mum) yellow jumper. Returned via Sgurr a'Bhasteir, stayed at Sligachan for celebration. Next day we had a leisurely walk to Camasunary.douglas_easton11/06/1998