It’s been almost a year since a friend and I suffered the embarrassment of Oban Mountain Rescue Team coming out to look for us after we were reported overdue on Beinn Sgulaird, a Munro in the West Highlands of Scotland. This year, I've resolved to try and raise some money for the team to say thanks. What I have in mind is a photo essay documenting the men, women, dogs and machines that make up Scottish Mountain Rescue services. The objective being I sell the images as a set to the media and donate any money I make back to the team.

To help with this, Oban Mountain Rescue Team are kindly allowing me to attend their training sessions over the Winter season. I've been out with them twice so far; a few weeks ago on their local hill, Ben Cruachan, and last month near Crianlarich, when we had the company of Oban MRT's search and rescue dog, Sky.

I've got my plans in place to shoot the rest of the essay over the Winter season so watch this space for more images coming soon.

Climbing in the Scottish Highlands