Am Basteir

Height:934 m
3064 ft
Am Basteir lies on the main Cuillin ridge and is best approached from Sligachan. The tourist route involves exposed scrambling, which isn't overly difficult. There is one short section of down-climbing involved however on the 'Basteir tooth', casual climbers will prefer to have the safety of a rope. There are alternative routes, but these present their own route-finding problems. Hire a local guide if in doubt.
There are sections on the main Cuillin ridge where the compass becomes unreliable due to local variations in the magnetic field; take care with your map reading.
Route nameDistanceAscentMountains covered
Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe from Sligacha8.3 miles1202mSgurr nan Gillean
Am Basteir
Bruach na Frithe
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