BEN STARAV, SCOTLAND - APRIL 06, 2013: David Hetherington using an ice axe whilst crossing the narrow rocky arete between Stob Coire Dheirg and Ben Starav, a Munro in the West Highlands of Scotland.

One of the things I like to do in between photography jobs is check out new locations that may be appropriate for a client's outdoor image requirements. Ben Starav is a Munro in the West Highlands of Scotland. Described by Ralph Storer as a 'magnificent winter route for budding alpinists' (100 Best Routes on Scottish Mountains), it's a perfect mountain to get a variety of shots of people interacting with the outdoors or modelling your outdoor clothing and equipment.

An ascent of Ben Starav from Glen Etive, ideally pre-dawn to get the best light at the summit, offers great potential for both hillwalking and scrambling shots - on broad and narrow ridges and above steep cliffs and remote glens - all with a magnificent backdrop of the photogenic Glen Coe, Argyll and Bridge of Orchy mountains.