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A Scottish Climber's View

Some images from 25 years of

walking and climbing in Scotland

A Typical Day Out


CIC Hut from Tower Ridge

No 3 Gully Ben Nevis

Mamores - seated at cairn

Snow Ridge on Bidean nam Bian

Skye - Inaccessible Pinnacle & Coire Lagan


Mamores - seated at cairn

Having a breather - Mamores Range - Summer

I just had to include this photo. Taken some time ago now (and looking very young) - it's the gear I find interesting. Leather boots, woolly socks, woolly jumper & hat and breeches. I remember not having much money to spend on kit and most of it going on a decent pair of boots and one of those new fangled Gortex jackets.

I think that's the long ridge line of Binnein Mor in the background, which might make this top Na Gruagaichean.


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.