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A Scottish Climber's View

Some images from 25 years of

walking and climbing in Scotland

Clear Skies


Beinn-an-Dothaidh in Winter

The classic view on the Cobbler

Skye - On Bla Bheinn

West over Loch Quoich from Spidean Mialach

Ben Nevis Summit in January

Ben Nevis Summit in Winter 2

Ben Nevis under snow from Achallader

Gulvain - Early Spring

The Cobbler - Arrochar


Skye - Bla Bheinn in June

Isle of Skye - Bla Bheinn June Image S. McClymont

On Skye it rains quite a bit, but when the skies clear the views are spectacular and at times you aren't quite sure where to look. This is on the top of Bla Bheinn with stunning views over mountain ridges and seascapes. If you take the "tourist" route up Bla Bheinn the superb vista of the Cuillin Ridge doesn't reveal itself until you are right on the summit.


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.