The year in review: 12 adventure sports images from 2014

An end-of-year presentation showing some of the images I've taken during 2014. I hope you like them as much as I've enjoyed taking them. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


January - Winter climbing on Stuc a'Chroin

In January, I photographed a winter climb up the north-east buttress of Stuc a'Chroin. It's an easy but enjoyable winter route up a Scottish Munro.


February 2014 - Supporting Scottish Mountain Rescue

In February, I donated images to Scottish Mountain Rescue's 'Mountain Spirit' campaign. They've been used all year round in an advertising campaign to help increase donations for this voluntary charity.


March 2014 - Winter hiking in Glen Clova

March saw me visit Glen Clova for a Scottish winter hiking shoot. We had excellent weather over two days on Broad Cairn, Driesh and Mayar.


April 2014 - Soaked in Glenfinnan

Terrible Scottish weather was the order of the day as I accompanied two Spanish hikers who wished to record their stay in a mountain bothy and climb of two Scottish Munros.


May 2014 - Scrambling in Skye

Not long before Cut Media and Danny Mackaskill made the Skye Cuillin Hills globally famous with their amazing mountain bike film, I spent a fantastic weekend photographing scramblers on the Skye Ridge. 


June 2014 - Backpacking in Lochaber

June saw me follow Tranter's Round, a famous 24-hour fell running route in the West Highlands of Scotland. We bailed from Aonach Mor, 14th of the 16 Munros in the round, in freezing temperatures and hailstones (yep, in June).


July 2014 - Hiking and scrambling in Wales

I was on the front cover of The Great Outdoors magazine, from a trip to Snowdonia National Park in Wales in 2013.

I also made my now annual visit to photograph the Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon, part of a personal project I'm working on.


August 2014 - Oban Sea Kayak Race

I made a conscious effort to widen the adventure sports I shoot by gratefully accepting an invite to photograph the Oban Sea Kayak Race. 


September 2014 - Trail running in Torridon

Arc'teryx sponsored athlete, Tessa Hill, and I spent a great two days in Torridon running with local climbing guide Paul Tattersall over the Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Stac Pollaidh mountains. 

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October 2014 - Road cycling in the Trossachs

I headed out for a PR shoot with Scottish triathletes Hazel Smith and Stuart Macleod as they trained running, swimming and cycling in the South-East Highlands of Scotland.


November 2014 - Mountain biking in Torridon

I spent a lot of time working in Torridon in 2014 and liked it so much I chose to go back for some fun mountain biking with friends.

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December 2014 - Trail running on Tarmachan Ridge

Earlier in the month, just as the first snow fell, Joanne Thom and I had an early start and a great mountain running shoot on Meall nan Tarmachan in the South East Highlands of Scotland.