Cuillin Ridge 2007; Am Basteir

The sun sets on The Cuillin Ridge

The sun sets on The Cuillin Ridge

The day following our attempt on the Cuillin Ridge we walked back up the the col we had come down from the night before and climbed Naismiths Route on the Basteir Tooth, as this was the only pitched climb that we had never done before, and in addition to the midges, the sheer intimidating appearance of the climb was partly to blame for making me give up.  I say me because Jim would not have turned his back on it if he were accompanied by a companion made of sterner stuff. Today we did it and felt happy to have it under our belts.   At the top is another sting in the tail, the Mouth, a difficult boulder move which we have made a note in future to keep the rope out for as again it is tricky and exposed.

Am Basteir

Am Basteir

The summit of The Basteir Tooth

The summit of The Basteir Tooth

View from the summit of the Basteir Toogh

View from the summit of the Basteir Tooth

View from the summit of the Basteir Toogh

View from the summit of the Basteir Tooth

Jim looks down at the Route below on Am Basteir

Jim looks down at the Route below on Am Basteir

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As darkness falls we return from the Ridge after our long walk and scramble looking back at Sgurr nan Gillean, and Am Basteir

Looking back at the Cuillin Ridge in the evening sun

Looking back at the Cuillin Ridge in the evening sun

2 thoughts on “Cuillin Ridge 2007; Am Basteir

  1. Very pleased that you dropped by my blog and ‘liked’ it as it prompted me to look in here at your blog. Very impressive – some wonderful photography -and how energetic you are!

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    • Hello
      Thanks, I love Skye as you can see from my series of diaries of visits there. Your blog is very interesting as it gives a different perspective entirely. Very pleased to have found you
      Anne

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