Skye boasts the most rugged group of mountains in the UK!!!!
Over the years I have had some fantastic days on Skye one that springs to mind was the day we did the Bhasteir Tooth. This is the obvious steep, almost vertical zagged profile that can be seen clearly from the road.
We parked up the road from the Sligachan, whenever you go anywhere near the main Cuillin ridge it becomes more mountaineering than walking. So after the 4.5 km approach we reached our first scramble the north east ridge of Sgurr a'Bhasteir a grade 1/2 scramble that took us to the foot of the Bhasteir Tooth.
Our objective was Naismiths VDiff *** route the guidebook describes it as:-
'The most intimidating section of the main Cuillin Ridge, it has been the undoing of many tired climbers making a south/north traverse. It gives a sensational climb avoiding the considerable height loss suffered by the popular alternatives'
We saw a couple of Cuillin Traverse teams taking the 'walk of shame' as we clambered up to the base of the Tooth.
Even on this warm day it was wet and cold, not straightforward, even worse, once you get to the top of the Tooth there is another tough section to get onto Am Bhasteir, the main summit.
Here things ease but you are still in scramble mode all the way to Sgurr nan Gillean the last major summit on the main ridge.
Still more scrambling takes you down Gillean's south east ridge and eventually follows the main path back to the Sligachan.
The walk was approx 9 mile in total an outstanding days mountaineering.