The Great Inversion, Part Three: The Edge of Beauty

Day Three: Monday 20th December Scout and I returned to Whitewell in the early morning, not long after sunrise. Once again we ran from the van to the birch treesContinue reading “The Great Inversion, Part Three: The Edge of Beauty”

The Great Inversion, Part Two: Shadow of the Mountain

Day Two: Sunday 19th December The second day of the Great Inversion was Saturday 18th, but since I had to drive south to get my booster shot I wasn’t ableContinue reading “The Great Inversion, Part Two: Shadow of the Mountain”

The Great Inversion, Part One: The Scallywag and the Pilgrim

Day One: Friday 17th December I only happened to glance at my phone, on Thursday night, when I saw the synoptic chart that had just been published by the MountainContinue reading “The Great Inversion, Part One: The Scallywag and the Pilgrim”

Woods, Rain and Water – A Perfect Waterfall Photography Workshop

A Plan Suitable for the Weather This last Saturday was my final scheduled photography workshop of the autumn. The original plan for the day was to head to Creag MeagaidhContinue reading “Woods, Rain and Water – A Perfect Waterfall Photography Workshop”

The Most Beautiful Loch in Scotland? – A Hike across Cairngorm to Stunning Loch Avon

Starting Out A few days after my photography mission to Braeriach it seemed that the warm settled weather had no intention of leaving the Highlands. The Cairngorms were bathing inContinue reading “The Most Beautiful Loch in Scotland? – A Hike across Cairngorm to Stunning Loch Avon”

Autumn Photography Workshops in the Scottish Highlands

Autumn Photography Workshops I’m pleased to announce that I will be running a series of one-day landscape photography workshops this Autumn. Each workshop will be taking place in a differentContinue reading “Autumn Photography Workshops in the Scottish Highlands”

An Incredible Summit Camp on Scotland’s Third Highest Mountain: Braeriach

It was three little words that cemented my decision to attempt the hill I’ve been dreaming of for nearly a decade. Three little words in the weather forecast that carriedContinue reading “An Incredible Summit Camp on Scotland’s Third Highest Mountain: Braeriach”

Diving into the Fantastic Beauty of Scotland’s Purple Heather.

Heather season is well and truly here at last in the Highlands, with the tiny pink flowers drenching the landscape in colour. I got out a couple of times inContinue reading “Diving into the Fantastic Beauty of Scotland’s Purple Heather.”

My Perfect Night Out – Cairngorm Solstice

A certain euphoria came over me as I dashed back and forth. This was living. My heart was bursting with the joy of the mountain. My lungs breathed the clarity of the air. My blood flowed with the purity of the water that flowed and pooled in the rocks. My eyes sparkled with richness of the morning light. My body felt the coldness of the wind and stone, but met it with its own life and warmth. A part of everything. Not apart from it.