The Mountain's Silhouette

Hiking and backpacking in the mountains of Scotland


Morning light over Loch Arkaig

A short overnight trip to the Munro of Gulvain located near Fort William in the Northwest Highlands

The South Shiel Ridge

Sgurr an Lochain

An overnight camping trip to the Northwest Highlands taking in all seven Munros of the South Shiel Ridge with a wild camp towards the western end and a return via the Quoich glens south of the ridge

The Clachlet Traverse

An overnight backpacking trip to complete the classic traverse of the Black Mount hills from Victoria Bridge over to the Glencoe Ski Centre, completing the loop by following the West Highland Way south

Sunrise over Lochaber

The Hills East of Glen Roy

An overnight backpacking trip taking in a Corbett and three Munros to the east of Glen Roy in the West Highlands. An overnight camp below the summit of Creag Meagaidh was followed by a return along the Burn of Agie.

Sunshine and Showers from Tom Mor

Ben Cleuch

A short autumn evening walk over Ben Cleuch and its neighbours in the Ochil Hills above Tillicoultry

The Law and Andrew Gannel Hill

Garbh Bheinn

An afternoon ascent of the Corbett Garbh Bheinn on the Ardgour peninsula accompanied by Cob the apprentice mountain dog

Dramatic light over the Ballachulish Hills