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.

A panoramic view looking over jagged mountains as the first light of the sun catches their summits

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.

Statistics

YearDistanceAscentMunros (New)CorbettsGrahams
2012496.46 km22159 m24 (20)81
2011476.19 km22587 m29 (15)65
2010496.3 km29768 m53 (48)11
2009518.17 km25103 m26 (23)60
2008187.75 km4401 m29 (28)70
200736 km1230 m1 (1)00
Totals2210.87 km105248 m162 (135)287

Notes

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

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