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A Scottish Climber's View

Some images from 25 years of

walking and climbing in Scotland

Interesting Skies


Loch Creran from Beinn Sgulaird

Glen Affric Hills

Gleouraich - Spidean Mialach Ridge

Drumochter Hills - Spring Afternoon Sky

From Stbo Coire nam Beith from Stob Coire nan Lochan in Winter

Distant Ben Nevis in Spring

View from Beinn-Bhuidhe

Patterned sky and crisp snow formations - fine walking


Stones on Bidean nam Bian - Glencoe Winter

Looking to Stob Coire nam Beith from the slopes of Stob Coire nan Lochan - Glencoe

Stob Coire nan Lochan is one of the main winter climbing locations in Glen Coe. Many of the routes top out onto the mountain's north ridge giving fine views over to Bidean nam Bian and it's outlying tops. The contrast between these views and the climber's close-quarter focus during the climb can be startling.


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.