What is your favourite Munro and tops days? Why are the Munro tops not so popular? An Teallach Tops, Am Bastier and the Northern pinnacles of Liathach.

What top am I on?

An Teallach one of the finest adventures in Scotland add all the Munro tops and you have a superb day! Very few in my experience do them and miss out. Look how many tops there are to do and the views are wonderful you will see the ridge from so many different angles ! It’s one for a summer long wander and you will not be disappointed.

An Teallach Tops

Another great top for me is the Bastier Tooth. One of the ways to the Basteir Tooth was over the Munro of Am Basteir. Negotiating its ‘Bad Step’ with the aid of a rope, we reached the summit of Am Basteir and just beyond we we abseiled down a short overhanging pitch to reach the narrow confines of the bealach between Am Basteir and its Tooth.

This Scottish Mountaineering Club climbers’ guidebook details all the summer and winter climbing to be found in the Cuillin mountains on the Isle of Skye.
This 2-volume set provides all the information required to complete the main ridge traverse on Skye’s Black Cuillin. Strategy, gear, training, navigation and logistics are covered, and 10 classic scrambles are described. A lightweight second guidebook gives the scrambler detailed maps, topos and route description for the ridge traverse itself.

There are some grand climbs on to the tooth that are Classic. There is a rock climb rarely climbed now the Lotta Coire Route Collies Route a 200 metre moderate Grade 3 scramble a classic and well worth the visit and of course the other classic Naismith’s Route a two star Severe .

Liathach a classic Munro top on the Northern pinnacles. Liathach has four listed “Tops” in the Munro TablesMeall Dearg at 3133 feet (955 m) stands off the main ridge at the end of the Northern Pinnacles which run north from Mullach an Rathain. The route along the Northern Pinnacles is considered a rock climb, although another route to the top from Coire na Caime only involves a short steep scramble on the final 50m to gain the ridge. Be careful as it can be loose in places.

You can have some fun on these Comments welcome !

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to What is your favourite Munro and tops days? Why are the Munro tops not so popular? An Teallach Tops, Am Bastier and the Northern pinnacles of Liathach.

  1. Liz Steel says:

    I would say some of them are harder to get than the Munros. All the ones you mentioned on the 3 munros are out of reach for the casual hill walker and also lack of publicity. You dont get the same publication of books and facebook pages dedicated to munro tops.

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