Sign up to my mailing list to receive new blog posts and a free ebook... My quest to reach the furthest point from the earth's centre starting from sea level: a hilarious caper about a wannabe cyclist and mountaineer... My journey from hill walker to Everest climber: a must-read for aspirants and armchair fans... For more info about my books and writing see my, Sgurr na Banachdich to Sgurr a Ghreadaidh: touching cloth in the Black Cuillin, Sgurr Alasdair to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich: the secret of Collie’s Ledge. From the Glen Brittle road to Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr a’ Fionn Choire and Am Basteir, skirting under Bhasteir Tooth on the north side. Tag Archives: Sgurr a’Bhasteir. Posted on February 3, 2017 by Simon Richardson. Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean.jpg (83.58 kB, 800x625 - viewed 946 times.) The seventh Skye Winter Festival was another great success. Loading... Unsubscribe from VAL REUTS? You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. With only Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Basteir left to do before Darren completed all the Munros on the main Cuillin Ridge, we made our way up to Coire Bhasteir this morning in more rain than we expected. For anyone interested in wildlife, this is the place to be. Déli oldalát a Lota-völgy (Lota Corrie), északi lejtőit a Bhasteir-völgy (Coire a' Bhasteir) alkotja, ahol 600 méteres magasságon fekszik a Bhasteir-tó. You will be able to go birdwatching and see Divers, Gannets, Guillemots, and any number of other sea and land birds such as the Hen Harrier, Greylag Goose, or Golden Plover. The western hulk of Am Basteir, the fifth Munro, looms up ahead and more experienced climbers tackle “Naismith’s Route”, a 46m (150ft) severe-grade climb of Bhastier Tooth. The rest of the Cuillin Ridge was far off, rising jagged and distant behind a subsidiary spur. Eventually the path fades and a light scramble into the upper Coires ensues, providing great climbing on superbly rough Gabro. 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Straightforward scramble from Meall Odhar to summit and connecting ridge towards Sgurr a'Fionn Choire with close views of Bhasteir Tooth ahead and Gillean pinnacles to left. Sgurr nan Gillean & Sgurr a Bhasteir. The one in the middle – Am Basteir – is sharp and jagged like the blade of an axe. Comments & voting; Other parents; Image ID: 814293. We’re not stupid enough to go swimming in any of the pools, so we’re not going to drown.’. Feedback Always Hide βeta. But with my injured knee, there was no point hurrying. I wasn’t really looking forward to it, but I knew it would be a satisfying climb. Az Am Basteir a skóciai Skye szigetén található csúcs. Is acclimatising at home the future of Himalayan mountaineering? View High-Resolution Image. Andrew enjoying Lighthouse Arete. The seventh Skye Winter Festival was another great success. I know we’re supposed to be social distancing,’ I said as I hastily rolled off. Is this the world's first ascent of Chimborazo from sea to summit? She was looking at the Met Office mountain forecast on her phone, and the entry for Sgurr nan Gillean summit was displaying a line of bright yellow circles. View on Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Sgurr a Bhasteir from Sligachan River, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Loading... Unsubscribe from VAL REUTS? This meant there were likely to be bottlenecks on the narrower sections. A few smooth slabs guard the entrance to the corrie, but there is an easy route through them. There was one horribly exposed pillar of crappy rock that resembled concrete. ‘Can you name all these peaks, Dave?’ I said as we sat and ate our lunch. We walked slowly up the scree slope to the col, where we caught up with an all-male hiking group who had stopped for lunch. It was an airy perch. ‘Now I know why you’re walking so slowly,’ Edita said. The gallery is a mix of the 2 days; hopefully in order-Beautiful on Bla Bheinn. The Cuillin Traverse - to do or not to do? Down the tourist route to Sligachan. Did Chinese climbers reach the summit of Everest in 1960? Can you really see Mount Everest from Kathmandu? Videos (none available) Recent … Just above is where the Gendarme stood - now fallen - is a consolidated section of rock, care should however be taken as blocks may move. The climb across all of them is known as the ‘Pinnacle Ridge’ and some people even go this way. Now I was back with a guide, so the Bad Step should prove a piece of piss, but I was concerned about Sgurr nan Gillean, which I knew to be a much more technical peak. ‘Can you remember how to do the bypass underneath?’ Dave asked as we approached. Seasonal variations: In full winter conditions this route becomes a proper mountaineering round, with plenty of consequential ground. Sgurr nan Gillean is 964 metres high. Ian www.mountainfreedom.co.uk. I was gasping with thirst and carrying two injuries, one of which had caused me considerable discomfort over the last few days. Edita and I climbed it 153 years later. There wasn’t a single cloud in the sky and I could hardly believe it. Emmanuelle, Gayle, Andy, John and I completed; Pinnacle Ridge, Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Bastier, the Bhastier Tooth, Sgurr Sgumain, Sgurr Alasdair, the Cioch and the traverse of Sgurr a’ Mhadaidh. My questions were becoming repetitive. I combined this one with its … From Bealach a’ Bhasteir contour around on the Coire a’ Bhasteir side of Sgurr nan Gillean to a steep easy chimney. An interview with … Mark Horrell (and why not), Monte Camicia and the last snow of spring, Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, via the CMD Arête, Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo: e-book available now to pre-order, Remembering Michelle Pradhan and the Courtyard Hotel, Kathmandu, Putting Chulu Far East on the Nepal trekking map, Pizzo di Camarda: a return to the Apennines, Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo: please give your feedback on my book cover. 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I could sometimes see small … 2 – (NG 47491 27820) Rather than crossing the bridge, follow the path onwards and upwards along the side of the river into Coire a’ Bhastier. There is still some snow to cross in Coire a’ Bhastier, but it’s soft, and well tracked. After an eventful build up, a bittersweet first day and a scary second one, this post provides the final sphincter-clenching instalment. A couple of short scrambles took us down to a ledge which we followed up to the base of the Bad Step. Whatever; I’d have preferred it if it wasn’t there at all. We climbed Tooth Chimney to the left of the gendarme (adding a stranger to the end of the rope) and ascended the west ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean to its summit. Once more Skye provided great adventures and great memories. Summit of Sgurr a’ Bhasteir 898m. He tied us onto the rope and raced up the right hand chimney, which was about 10m high, uncoiling the rope as he climbed. The top can be identified by the rock a few metres N of cairn. Undiscovered Ecuador: Cotacachi and the Guinea Pig Lake. ‘They’re right beside the main trail.’. Place type: Hill Or Mountain. I would not enjoy coming back down it, but otherwise it was a straightforward walk until the final few metres. Places in area Minginish and the Cuillin Hills: Skye: Am Basteir 934m Am Mam 407m An Caisteal 830m An Coileach 673m An Cruachan 435m An Stac 528m Arnaval 369m Beinn a'Bhraghad 461m Beinn Bhreac 448m Beinn Dearg Mheadhonach 651m Beinn Dearg Mhor 731m Beinn na Gaoithe 401m Beinn nan Dubh-lochan 253m Beinn Staic 412m Belig 702m Ben Meabost 345m Bhasteir Tooth [Basteir Tooth] 917.2m … Since we were now behind the other groups, we walked in leisurely fashion across the 3 miles of heather into Coire a Bhasteir, the corrie beneath Am Basteir from which all three summits are accessible. The easiest way is to abseil down the pillar, not down-climb the chimney.’, ‘That’s fine then. Safe return doubtful: Was Shackleton's advert apocryphal? Cars were squeezed into every lay-by and we struggled to find somewhere to park. But Edita was right. We retraced our steps and got down safely, but there were some hairy moments in the freezing rain, and Tony decided to rename the mountain ‘I’m a Bastard’. Isle of Skye, Sgurr a Bhasteir ridge. … Are western operators right to complain about cheap Nepali operators on Everest? These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You may be lucky and spot a Golden Eagle or the magnificent Sea Eagle. The first ascent of the South Face of Aconcagua. He grinned back at me but said nothing. Things to Do .... Wildlife. We knew this route from our last visit, when our guide Andy Hogarth had led us up one of the harder cracks, a route known as Nicolson’s Chimney, named after the same Alexander Nicolson who wrote the poem The British Ass (and also happened to make the first ascents of both Sgurr nan Gillean and Sgurr Alasdair). Eventually the path fades and a light scramble into the upper Coires ensues, providing great climbing on superbly rough Gabro. A Fekete-Cuillin három északi munrójának középső, legalacsonyabb tagja. It is the Munro closest to Sligachan, and its impressive triangular profile is visible behind the Sligachan hotel, making it perhaps the most recognised peak in the Cuillin range. View High-Resolution Image. How I evolved as a writer by writing one blog post every week for 10 years, The Ghosts Above – 36 minutes of Everest porn, free on YouTube, Doug Scott’s expedition to the Tibesti Mountains in Chad, How not to do the Cuillin Ridge, by cyclist Danny MacAskill, The Helvellyn and Fairfield Horseshoe via Striding Edge, The Snowdon Horseshoe: Britain’s classic hill walk. Dave’s appeared to be to wait patiently while his clients figured things out for themselves. What climbing Everest taught me about George Mallory's final hours, How the whim of Eric Shipton shaped the history of Everest. Flashing on Everest: is it worth the money? Damon Ritchie 72 views. Days like this don’t happen often on Skye, and it was going to be a busy day on the hills. Everest is not for climbers - you're joking aren't you! Sgurr nan Gillean is a summit in the Skye region or range in Scotland. Poo in the Everest region: is it such a big problem? All the walking routes up Sgurr nan Gillean Hill: Sgurr nan Gillean (via Pinnacle Ridge) Date: Thursday 10th September 2009 ... We then followed the path towards the base of Pinnacle ridge, alongside the Allt Dearg Beag and then the Bhastier gorge. We abseiled carefully down a pillar alongside the chimney that had troubled the other group. At the end of the half hour, I spied a convenient rock where I imagined we could sit down in comfort while I slaked my thirst. Should outdoor and mountaineering writers talk about politics? To the west, the grey, crinkled outline of the rest of the Cuillin Ridge was possibly the least pleasing aspect (though climbers might disagree). Neither of us fancied down-climbing this 3m cliff, and we found a bypass underneath that was described in our guidebook. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Climbing big mountains isn't everyone's cup of tea, Cerro San Lorenzo and the Patagonian summer. Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean.jpg (83.58 kB, 800x625 - viewed 946 times.) It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. 2 – (NG 47491 27820) Rather than crossing the bridge, follow the path onwards and upwards along the side of the river into Coire a’ Bhastier. Why are mountaineering book covers so terribly dull? I didn’t give it too much thought though. Following the right side of the Allt Dearg burn, we soon reached the snowed up slopes under the north face. After two satisfying days on the ridge and another one to come, things were turning out well. The one in the middle – Am Basteir – is sharp and jagged like the blade of an axe. NE ridge of Sgurr a Bhasteir.jpg (103.83 kB, 800x600 - viewed 817 … From Bealach a’ Bhasteir contour around on the Coire a’ Bhasteir side of Sgurr nan Gillean to a steep easy chimney. There is no feedback for this climb. The view east to the Scottish mainland was no less impressive. Had we left earlier, there would have been pressure to stay ahead of them. Is this the finest view in the Himalayas? Had we completed the Cuillin Traverse on Wednesday and Thursday, as we’d intended, then our Friday would have consisted of little more than a trudge up to the ridge to retrieve our cache – or more likely, an exhausted lie-in while our guide Dave Fowler, whom we’d hired for the week, trudged up to the ridge to retrieve our cache for us. 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Is Prince Harry really going to climb 'Mount' Everest? We ascended and descended both the West Ridge of Sgurr Nan Gillean and the East Ridge of Am Basteir, before traversing beneath the imposing north face of Am Basteir and it’s Tooth, before making our way up Bruach na Frithe and down via Fionn Choire. Peak bagging the Cuillin ridge on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. 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Great views all round and a couple of Sea-eagles just to add to … His father, Frank Smythe – biography of a Himalayan legend, The volcanoes of Colombia's Los Nevados: the videos. It was probably going to take me another couple of hours, and I knew Dave had a long drive back to his home in Central Scotland. I hobbled past as quickly as my crippled legs could take me, pretending not to have noticed. Click here to read more about the cookies. Find more on our Business Directory and add your business FREE here. How the sale of England's forests drove me back into politics. What happened to Alison Hargreaves on K2? Beneath it were rough cliffs. on Sep 16, 2012 11:50 am. To be honest, I was a bit annoyed. We could see Dave sitting the other side of a hair’s breadth section of ridge that was blocked by a large rectangular boulder. We used a rope (and a … Free Solo: my review of an Oscar-nominated climbing movie, Salt before breakfast: an ascent of Ojos del Salado, Cerro Vicuñas, the world’s easiest 6,000m peak? It looked like a fearsome rock climb, but we had more or less walked up it. ‘Oh my god, it’s going to be sunny all day on Sgurr nan Gillean tomorrow.’. It was a great day out with some phenomenal views to the Outer Hebrides and the mainland, both of which were full of snow covered hills as far as the eye could see. Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir, Sgurr a Bhasteir, Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK, 307f1cc8e3b2a73e2198305404fa57dc Several groups had left already. Az északi oldalán lévő szakadék nagyon meredek, és legalább 200 láb magas, a másik oldalon, a Lota-völgy felé pedig még magasabb. He laughed, then raced away. Nepal earthquake: who should I donate to? To the south, Bla Bheinn, Skye’s other Munro, rose majestically above Glen Sligachan. We went for Lota Coire Route instead, but in retrospect, it would have been a great advantage to have led Naismith's. ... severe-grade climb of Bhastier Tooth. The Lukla flight: is it really that scary? Sgurr a Bhastier. Having arrived in Glen Brittle on Thursday night we decided to make the most of the fact that Friday had the best forecast and headed up early from Sligachan to Sgurr a’Bhasteir, which we ascended by it’s North-East Ridge. At Bealach na Lice crampons were removed to allow some practice at ice-axe arrest on a quick descent back into Coir’ a’ Bhasteir. You can see all the photos from our Skye adventure in my Flickr album. Nathan didn't seem keen to lead this, and I have to say I was pretty overawed the sight of Naismith's Route. While the shark’s fin of the Inaccessible Pinnacle cut sharply above its parent peak of Sgurr Dearg. The day dawned clear and cold as we left the car park at Sligachan and took the path towards Sgurr Bhastier through iced up puddles crunching under foot. It was also too windy to continue to the summit, so we turned around and came back down again. I went up first and soon reached the top. Straightforward scramble from Meall Odhar to summit and connecting ridge towards Sgurr a'Fionn Choire with close views of Bhasteir Tooth ahead and Gillean pinnacles to left. Sgurr a' Fionn Choire provides a short scrambling section with Grade 2/3, which seems to be easily escaped by a Grade 1 route, if desired. Tag Archives: Sgurr a’Bhasteir. The Highest Mountains In England – The Top 25, All the Walking Routes up Coniston Old Man, The Highest Mountains in Wales – The Top 25, High Carneddau from Llyn Ogwen – Carnedd Dafydd and Llywelyn, Outdoor Wordsearch 2 – Famous UK and Ireland Mountains, How Well Do You Know Snowdonia’s Mountains? This website uses cookies to track how it's being used. 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Sgurr a' Bhasteir: Hill number: 3291: Height: 900.1m / 2953ft: Parent (Ma): 1246 Sgurr nan Gillean: RHB Section: 17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills: County/UA: Highland (UA) Island: Skye: Maritime area: Skye & surrounding islands: Class: Simm, Corbett Top (Tu,Sim,CT) Grid ref: NG 46434 25735: Summit feature: rock a few metres N of cairn: Drop: 30.1m: Col: 870m NG 4644 2539 Sgurr nan Gillean and the Cuillin Hills from Allt Dearg Mor near Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Nepal's scramble for first ascents - or are they? This site is part of the Mud and Routes family, we run the following websites. Is Dervla Murphy most admired for her writing or her travelling style? Edita followed behind. Am Basteir (Scottish Gaelic: Am Baisteir) is a mountain in the northern Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.It is 934 metres (3,064 feet) high and classed as a Munro.It forms a narrow blade of rock, which bears comparison with the Inaccessible Pinnacle.. 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Bhasteir Tooth, Highland; Sgùrr a' Fionn Choire, Highland; Bruach na Frìthe, Highland; Knight's Peak, Highland; Sgùrr nan Gillean, Highland (IV47 8SW) An Caisteal, Highland (IV47 8SW) Coir' a' Tairneilear, Highland; Loch a' Choire Riabhaich, Highland (IV47 8SW) Sgùrr Beag, Highland (IV47 8SW) GetOutside: do more in the British Outdoors. Sgurr nan Gillean was by far the most imposing peak in the whole panorama. It made a lovely approach to the North-East ridge of Sgurr a Bhasteir which gave us another 350 metres of good ridge climbing. Sgurr a' Fionn Choire provides a short scrambling section with Grade 2/3, which seems to be easily escaped by a Grade 1 route, if desired. We looked up to this col and could see about 30 people zigzagging up the scree slope beneath Am Basteir which led to it. Quilotoa: the easiest way in Ecuador to look into a volcanic crater? The Ascent of Rum Doodle vs. No, she wasn’t tucking into a plate of prize-winning haggis (although that might have elicited the same response). We hadn’t completed the Cuillin Traverse, but we’d experienced clear blue skies that I didn’t believe existed on the wild and windswept Isle of Skye. Adding too many columns to a small device may require horizontal scrolling You may be lucky and spot a Golden Eagle or the magnificent Sea Eagle. Nigel, Alec and Norrie completed; Blaven, Bruach na Frithe and Sgurr na Banachdich. This summit along with Am Basteir, which looks like a face from Sligachan, require skillful scrambling to ascend and a good head for heights to cope with some airy exposure on some ledges. ‘Did you see the naked women?’. Is it OK for mountaineers to miss a puja? I certainly wasn’t going to go over the top, so I inched my way around while a stream of profanities dribbled liberally from my mouth. The NW Ridge of Bruach na Frithe merits I/II - and it'd be a good one. By the time we’d crossed the col and skirted a buttress to reach the three chimneys, there was still a guided group descending the left-hand chimney. It would have set me up well for the full traverse, as in 2015, when I actually … Route CardBruach na Frithe and Sgurr a' Bhasteir Read more . The view is of three distant peaks rising across a sea of heather. The mountaineer's most frequently asked question. Rope will be required for abseiling down the West Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean. Although all of these chimneys looked the same to me and I couldn’t be sure which one we’d climbed last time, this one was definitely less of a struggle. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. ‘Sorry about that, Dave. The middle chimney was Nicolson’s Chimney, a route Dave described as ‘shit’. 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