An end-of-year presentation showing some of the images I've taken during 2013. I hope you like them as much as I've enjoyed taking them. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
January - Mountain biking in Strathpeffer
In January, I photographed the Strathpuffer, a 24-hour mountain bike race held in north-west Scotland. Here, winner of the Solo Male category, Team JMC member Jason Miles, rides through Strathpeffer Forest on Day 1.
February - Adventure racing in Chile
In February, I headed south again to Patagonia, as part of the press team photographing the Patagonian Expedition Race. The athletes trek, mountain bike and kayak their way 700km+ across the wilderness of Chilean Patagonia.
March - Winter climbing in Lochaber
After Chile, I returned to catch what I thought would be the last of the Scottish winter season, joining Alex Haken and Stas Burek on an enjoyable climb of the east ridge of Carn Dearg Mheadonach, a grade II winter climb near Ben Nevis.
April - Winter hiking in the West Highlands
As luck would have it, Scottish winter continued well into April and we made the most of it with a classic alpine-like day out on the Munro, Ben Starav, in the West Highlands.
May - Kite surfing near Edinburgh
During May, I was often close to my home town of Edinburgh. Just 40 minutes drive, near Dunbar, Belhaven Bay is home to John Muir Country Park and its great 3km long beach. When the wind is right, there are excellent kite surfing opportunities.
June - Scrambling in Snowdonia
June saw us head south for a change, to Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Four days of scrambling in 30+ degree heat was exhausting but Crib Goch, the Snowdon Horseshoe and an ascent of Tryfan were worthy highlights.
July - A triathlon in Torridon
I had a great time shooting the Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon in July, although the weather for the most part was terrible. The above shot shows competitors road cycling on the A896 not far out of Shieldaig.
August - Backpacking on Beinn a'Bhuird
August saw me back on foot with a backpacking trip in the Cairngorms National Park. After camping out the night before, we went for one super long day scrambling up Beinn a'Bhuird and then hiking over to Ben Avon.
September - Surfing in the Canary Islands
September saw me seek some guaranteed sunshine as I headed to the Canary Islands to photograph surfing in Tenerife. The popular tourist resort, La Playa de las Americas, has some of the most accessible coastline on the island.
October - Rock climbing in the Cairngorms
Heading away from the coastline, it was back to the Cairngorms National Park in October for an early morning climb of Pygmy Ridge in Coire an t'Sneachda.
November - Winter hiking on Lochnagar
The first winter snows arrived in November so we took the opportunity for a winter scramble up the Stuic, a rocky buttress which gives access to the summit of the Munro, Lochnagar.
December - Winter hiking in the Cairngorms
Finally, a bit of a cheat for December as I've taken some time out before Christmas. This image is from December 2012 and captures Dave Cawthorne of Tweed Valley MRT walking in to Coire an t'Sneachda.