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A Scottish Climber's View

Some images from 25 years of

walking and climbing in Scotland

Wild and Windy


Alladin's Couloir - Cairngorm

Stormy Cruach Ardrain at Christmas

Stormy Stob Coire nan Lochan - Glencoe

Clear but Cold on Beinn a Chreachain

Windy on Stob Binnein in Late Winter


Alladin's Couloir - Cairngorms

Ascending Alladin's Couloir - Coire an t-Sneachda, Cairngorm - January

On the day an uncomfortable route up onto the Cairngorm plateau, where amazingly the conditions were better. Wind and snow seemed to be funnelled down and around the Couloir reducing visibility to a few steps.


2008, Ian Hopper. All rights reserved.

I make no claim to technical excellence for any these images, many were snatched in a hurry or taken on mobile phones and others scanned from old negatives or prints. They are here because they remind me of many great days in the mountains and in the hope they might tempt others to get out and spend some time in Scotland's fine wild places.