Am Basteir. Photo: Iain Gillespie

Am Basteir. Photo: Iain Gillespie

Police have named the man who died following a fall on Am Basteir in the Skye Cuillin on Friday.

William Bellis, of Leicester, was taken to Broadford Hospital after the Skye Mountain Rescue Team and a helicopter crew from Stornoway Coastguard went to the 63-year-old’s aid. Mr Bellis had fallen about 30m (100ft) from the the 934m (3,064ft) peak, one of the trickiest in the ridge.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hosptial. The incident happened about 2.50pm on Friday, 26 June.

Am Basteir – Gaelic for the Executioner – has sections of exposed scrambling. A 3m bad step near the summit has been made even more difficult by a rockfall in the area.

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