• Photography Workshop on Cul Mor
  • Snow covered An Teallach
  • An Teallach and Beinn Mor Dearg
  • Morning mountain sunrise
  • A panorama on Sgurr Breac - teh Fannich hills
  • Mountain summits above an inversion
  • A panoramic view across the inversion
  • An Teallach and Beinn Mor Dearg
  • Loch Ossian from Ben na Lap
  • Beinn Mheadhoin in the Cairngorms
  • Beinn Mheadhoin in the Cairngorms
  • Evening Light in the Cairngorms
  • Winter panorama on Sgor Gaoith and distant Braeriach from Carn Ban Mor

Scottish Mountain Photography Through The Seasons

The Collection of images on this page depict Scottish mountains throughout the seasons, reflecting over 40 years of my enjoyment of scenery, light and weather on the Scottish hills.

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The traverse of Liathach

27th July 2008


A day out on Liathach and the full traverse of arguably one of Scotland’s finest mountains, following the classic route from east to west.

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Looking across to Sail Mhor on Beinn Eighe and eastwards along the length of the Beinn Eighe ridge.

The Am Fasarinen pinnacles

Am Fasarinen

Mullach an Rathain

Views along the ridge.

The end of the ridge...

A perfect winter day in the Glenfeshie Hills

12th January 2008


Mid January and the forecast setting fair for the weekend. Sitting at lunch in the office on Friday, looking out of the window, discussing plans and wondering if the weather would hold for the next day…. The skiing, hillwalking and outdoor activities forecasts were all optimistic and there were reports of a bumper day's skiing on Cairngorm that day.

The photographs below provide the highlights of the day.

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Ben Alder summit sitting above an inversion

Sgor Gaoith and distant Braeriach from Carn Ban Mor

The panoramic view through north, north east and eastwards over the Cairngorm mountain range.

A panoramic view across the inversion

Rime ice, blue skies and cold, clear air.

Superb Winter Conditions on Cairngorm and Ben Macdui

3rd February 2007


An opportunity to catch up with pals for a winter stomp over to Ben Macdui. The forecast was perfect and the visibility superb. Setting off from the upper car park at Cairngorm, we made our way over Cairn Lochan, out to Ben Macdui, with a return via the summit of Cairngorm down the Fiacaill a’ Choire Cas in the darkness.

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The shadow of Cairngorm cast over the Fiacaill a’ Choire Chais

Frozen snow pack

The shadow of Cairngorm cast over the Fiacaill a’ Choire Chais, looking northwards over Loch Morlich, whilst up on the plateau the snow pack had frozen like iron. A superb day for making tracks across the tops towards distant Ben Macdui.

Beinn Mheadhoin with Ben Avon and Beinn a’ Bhuird in the far distance.

Superb clarity and the view to Lochnagar, some 30 km away.

The long distance views were quite exceptional. Snow covered Ben Alder and the Aonachs lay to the south west. Further down country, framed through Beinn Bhrotain, the distinctive outlines of Stob Binnean and Ben More could be seen under a veil of cloud, with the Ben Lawers hills further to the east.

Braeriach, the third highest mountain in the UK, with its ridge leading towards Cairn Toul, Devils Point and Angels Peak. A plan was hatched for later that year, but more to come another time…

Late afternoon sun on Beinn Mheadhoin

Heading back over Cairngorm.

Sunset over the Fiacaill Ridge

Winter mountain days can provide stunning views and this one was no exception. We were lucky to have full sunshine throughout the day with high cloud and excellent long range visibility. A 9.5 hour day passed all too quickly in excellent company and paved the way for many plans for future mountain days.

A Day trip to Glenshee

23rd April 2006


A long day out on Carn an Righ and Glas Tulaichean but with fabulous views northwards to the Cairngorms.

27km over 9.5 hours from the Spittal of Glenshee.

The approach to the hills, up Glen Taitneach from the Spittal of Glenshee.

Loch nan Eun just before turning westwards for the ascent of Carn an Righ

The view towards Cairn Toul and Devil's Point.

Looking northwards into the Cairngorms.

Looking northwards into the Cairngorms from Carn an Righ in the Glenshee hills.

Centre in the panorama is the Lairig Ghru with Devil's Point, Angel's Peak and Cairn Toul to the left of the Lairig. The panorama moves left into the Glenfeshie hills, whilst panning to the right brings in Ben Macdui, Derry Cairngorm and ultimately across to Beinn a' Bhuird.

The view up the Lairig Ghru

North to the Cairngorms from Carn an Righ.

Sutherland Summits

Stac Pollaidh

Suilven

Mountain Light

Light and shadow over the mountains. Aerial perspective, clouds and sunlight, all playing their part.

Sunset over the Fiachall Ridge

Morning light over Meall Corranaich in the Ben Lawers hills

Evening light over the Glencoe hills - Stob A' Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar

Stob A' Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar

From Bidean nam Bian on the left, eastwards along the length of Buchaille Etive Mor and north towards Ben Nevis in the background.

Aerial perspective over the Glencoe hills

Winter aerial perspective in the Cairngorms

North to the Cairngorms from Carn an Righ

The setting sun in the west from remote Ruadh Stac Mor.

The Sutherland Hills - A study in Black and White

A Round of the Corrour Hills

March 2006


A weekend with pals on the Corrour hills. Dropped off by the train at Corrour station on the Saturday morning, we had a superb winter day crossing the tops of Carn Dearg and Sgor Choinnich with an overnight stop at one of the cottages at Corrour Lodge. The following day saw us return to Corrour station via Ben na Lap on the north side of Loch Ossian.

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Loch Ossian - snow covered hills, blue skies and sunshine!

Crisp, firm snow on the Loch Ossian Hills.

The view westwards towards Cairn Leum Ulleim

Summit cairn covered in rime ice.

Dark skies over Loch Ossian and the start of the descent to Corrour Lodge

Images of Slioch

October 2005


Late Autumn light on Slioch with blues, golds and greens.

A series of images captured from Grudie by the shores of Loch Maree.

Above the Clouds on Ruadh Stac Mor

August 2005


The weekend of the annual Great Wilderness Challenge was approaching and the Mountain Rescue Team was preparing to assist with the provision of safety cover and radio relays. Bill Amos and I had agreed that this year I would accompany him to Checkpoint 8, high on the summit of Ruadh Stac Mor. This is a key position in ensuring communications from the start point at Corrie Hallie to the finish point at Poolewe.

The plan was to set off on the Friday, the day before the race and to install ourselves at the summit of Ruadh Stac Mor that evening in preparation for the Saturday. A landrover trip from Poolewe to the boathouse at the Fionn Loch followed by a boat trip up the loch saw us at Carnmore bothy late on Friday afternoon and ready to make our way up to the summit.

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Fisherfield Panorama - An Teallach and Beinn Dearg Mor from Ruadh Stac Mor

An Teallach ridge lit by the setting sun

Morning inversion over Beinn Dearg Mor

Summit camspite - high above the clouds

An Teallach above the inversion

Morning inversion and cloud formations

These two photographs sum the day up for me; the cloud mimicking the ridge on An Teallach and Bill, clearly in his element, enjoying Checkpoint 8 once more from the summit of Ruadh Stac Mor.

Kintail

Summer 2005


The descent from the Saddle

On the way to Sgurr na Sgine





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