Travel · Scotland's Mountains
From the wide vistas of the Cairngorm plateau to the majestic ridges of the North West Highlands, the hills and mountains of Scotland are a wonderful and varied place to hike and climb in. I have spent my time since moving to Scotland exploring these mountains, gradually working my way through the list of 283 Munros. These pages detail my trips, from day walks in the local hills to wild camps far out in isolated and lonely glens.
The reports page contains a record of my walks including a link to photos and my journal entries. I am also plotting my start points on a map for future use, this can be found on the map page. I have a page for all my wild camp related material including trips and gear lists. For my general hillwalking kit list see this equipment page.
I also regularly walk with the Stocket Hillwalking Club, a friendly group of Aberdeen-based hillwalkers who hire a coach out for a monthly day walk and have two or three weekends away in hostels further afield. Using the coach typically allows for more through-walks, giving the opportunity to tackle hills from unusual directions as well as allowing for a pub stop on the way home!
I am a keen landscape photographer and am slowly working to improve my technique. My portfolio, which features mainly Scottish landscapes, can be viewed on the photography page. My photos have been featured in this guide to a traverse of Liathach and this guide to climbing Ben Wyvis on the excellent Walk Highlands website.
|2012||496.46 km||22159 m||24 (20)||8||1|
|2011||476.19 km||22587 m||29 (15)||6||5|
|2010||496.3 km||29768 m||53 (48)||1||1|
|2009||518.17 km||25103 m||26 (23)||6||0|
|2008||187.75 km||4401 m||29 (28)||7||0|
|2007||36 km||1230 m||1 (1)||0||0|
|Totals||2210.87 km||105248 m||162 (135)||28||7|
1. I didn't start using a GPS device to track my distance, time and ascent until 2009
2. In 2008 I climbed Sgurr nan Ceannaichean near Achnasheen which, in 2009, was demoted from Munro status
Details of all the hikes I have been on throughout Scotland both with groups and on my own - more
A list of maps, GPS compatible tracks and brief route descriptions for mountains in Scotland - more
An interactive map for planning journey's to popular start points for Scottish mountains - more
A page dedicated to exploring the hills with a tent, camping away from the usual campsites - more
A selection of my Scottish landscape photos taken during my trips to the mountains - more
Links and useful information for hillwalkers and mountaineers in Scotland - more