January 24, 2019

On 21 January I was awarded the runner up prize in the UK Mountain Photo of the Year run by Trail Magazine and sponsored by Fuji. As a person who doesn't normally enter photo competitions (I never consider my work good enough) I was delighted. The competition is more a...

December 29, 2018

Photography & Wild Camping – What equipment to take?

Anybody can do wild camping and photography in Scotland. It’s simple really. Drive to a location, park the car by the side of the road, walk a few yards off road, set up your tent and away you go. You can leave most i...

December 22, 2018

Since 2018 has ended I thought I would tell the story of my year in a dozen photos. 

I started the year waiting on knee surgery to fix my damaged cruciate and medial ligaments, etc. after falling down a mountain. Doctor said absolutely no climbing. Got bored so I w...

October 15, 2018

A photography trip to climb and wild camp on the summit of Sgurr an Fhidhleir (The Fiddler) in Coigach in the North West Highlands provided me with some special moments, some scary moments and the spectacular sight of the Aurora Borealis. 

The Fiddler is one of the less...

October 6, 2018

On 6 October 2018 I completed a task I set myself three years ago, climb one mountain 100 times. Being a sensible chap (although this point is debatable – what sensible person climbs the same mountain 100 times in 3 years), I picked a small one, Ben A’an in The Trossac...

September 26, 2018

I have created two short videos, the first showcasing my winter photography in the mountains of Scotland and the second showcasing Autumn scenes. The photographs were taken primarily in Glencoe, The Trossachs, the Isle of Skye, Ben Lawers national nature reserve, the H...

September 13, 2018

Since my knee operation a few weeks ago I have gradually been regaining strength and stamina, mainly by not following doctor’s order to rest, which has seen me getting out on the hills. Two weeks off work saw me climbing Ben Lawers (Scotland’s 10th highest mountain) an...

April 10, 2018

Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018. Weather forecast looked good for a road trip to Skye, with the intention of ‘doing something different’ at The Storr. My daughter Eilidh wanted to come along. Left home at 2am for the 200 mile journey to Skye. Lots of deer on the roads thro...

March 10, 2018

Tears in the Rain

 I always wanted to camp on top of Ben A’an in The Trossachs. I’ve climbed the small mountain 89 times (now 90) but never camped on top. It was while trying to climb it my age in a single year that I tore my ACL and medial ligaments last year which put...

February 27, 2018

Sunday 25 Feb 2018 - morning alarm at 2.30am, left house at 3am, arrived in Glencoe at 4.50am. It was a cool minus 5 in the Glen. Gear on, camera kit in rucksack and off up Buachaille Etive Beag (BEB) in the dark to capture the dawn over the mountains. One of the probl...

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