Dusk over Loch Lomond

Big Al's Mountains

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  • Icicles on cliffs on Beinn Ime

    This is a rock face on the north side of Beinn Ime, a mountain in Arrochar, 40 miles from Glasgow in Scotland. Traditionally every year it builds up into a mass of ice formations, shaped by the wind. Beautiful sunny day Saturday 11th February 2017.

  • Arrochar Alps

    An annual outing, taking work buddies into the hills. Bank Holiday Monday 30th May, me and Iain had great conditions on Beinn an Lochain [901 m above sea level] west of Arrochar. An untypical view of the rear of The Cobbler, with Beinn Narnain to the lef…

  • Standing on the shoulders of giants - view large

    This is another photo for my Cobbler album. I led this walk on Saturday 27th June for Glasgow HF Outdoor Club. Up the riverbed route, but it was too wet to walk on the stone. Myself, Allan and Stewart, with a couple of other tiny people accidentally creat…


  • Sundown at Ballachulish

    At the end of a wonderful day on the mountains above Ballachulish, the sun said goodnight in spectacular fashion. Looking west over across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour peninsula from South Ballachulish, close to the bridge. Sunday 27th April 2014, Scotland

  • The Bookul - to his friends

    This mountain ridge is called The Buachaille Etive Mor and is the striking mountain you see as you drive north on the A82 as you enter Glen Coe. Beautiful in all weathers, in winter it is majestic. I've been on the summit of Stob Dearg, pictured left abou…

  • Peak practise

    16th February 2014 on the summit of Meall nan Tarmachan [1,044 metres] in Tayside, looking west towards 2 distant climbers on the peak of Meall Garbh [1,026 metres]. A rare dry and beautiful sunny day in one of the wettest winters I can remember. Near Kil…


  • Show Off

    My distinguished climbing partner and myself took a late afternoon traipse up The Cobbler (2891 ft), arguably one of Scotland's most dramatic mountains. The views were glorious and the setting sun accompanied us with a golden glow on the descent long into…

  • The Cobbler at its best

    One of the UK's most popular mountains, Ben Arthur dominates the village of Arrochar and is a fantastic climb at any time of the year. Saturday 12th January 2008.

  • Dusk over Loch Lomond

    16th March 2008 descending from Ben Lomond summit by the Ptarmigan route, glorious views across the loch towards Ben Arthur (The Cobbler) after a sunny winters day.


  • Ben Lui Summit

    This is about 2.30pm on the summit of Ben Lui (1130m) one of Scotland's most attractive munros. 1st November 2008 - the first snow I've been on this winter. Outstanding day with Hazel, Andy and Abby.

  • Ben Lui Lullaby

    Sunset behind Ben Lui (3,729 ft - 1,130m) after the first snow and winter walking of 2008 winter. Near Tyndrum, Scotland, 1st November.

  • Rocky

    On the Beinn Tarsuinn (2,709 ft - 826 m) ridge on the Isle Of Arran with Brodick in the distance. 18th July 2009.


  • Autumn plumage

    Chasing the sun late on a September saturday afternoon in Arrochar. At the top of the rail track on the way up to the Cobbler the views down Loch Long opened up and the warm autumn breeze made up for the rubbish summer that we've had. 12th September 2009.

  • Royal Navy Rescue - Cobbler [Ben Arthur]

    This beast landed 50 metres from us on 23rd October just beside the dam on the path up the Cobbler [Ben Arthur]. One of the Arrochar mountain rescue team got on board and they headed off down Loch Long. I later learnt that an unlucky guy had slipped on so…

  • Fire in the sky

    4.15am on Saturday 20th June on the summit of Ben Lomond, Scotland. An early morning stroll to see the sunrise with Jeremy & Nathalie. Left the car park at Rowardennan at 12.45am. Thanks to the Winnock Hotel in Drymen for an excellent breakfast afterward…


  • Where's my hat? - view large

    This is quite possibly the best example of what draws me to the mountains. I'm lucky that I get to see these places in my country, that the majority don't know exist. Yes, it's the Cobbler and me - again. Ben Arthur above Arrochar at 2,900 ft above sea le…

  • Ben Lui traverse in whiteout

    A serious winter expedition on Ben Lui, several hundred feet of icy traverse, and defeated by 20ft cornice but amazing day out and this is Eileen coming back to the relative safety of a ridge above Stob Dubh. What a mountain! 5th February 2011. From Dalri…

  • View from the Pap of Glencoe to Ardgour

    Looking west from the Pap of Glencoe, over Glencoe village, Loch Leven, the Ballachulish Bridge and across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour peninsula.. Lovely weekend with good cheer for Ian's 50th. 28th January 2011, Glen Coe, Scotland.


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