Lochaber

Lochaber

October 14, 2016

Richard Gaston is a Scottish photographer and mountaineer that enjoys documenting the combination of man and nature through composition and secluded surroundings. Enjoy the words and photos he collected while exploring the Lochaber area in the Scottish Highlands…

I took to the West Highlands of Lochaber with my partner Isabell, who was experiencing the area for the first time. Over the course of a leisurely drive we went on a series of short hikes, passing through the ever popular Glencoe — often considered one of the most beautiful places in the country. From there we continued west to Ardnamurchan while encountering persistent rain, which provided an honest impression of the conditions in Scotland. Unfazed by the wet weather, we slowly walked through the typically misty glens before an ascent revealed impressive views of the Highlands.

Elegant white horses approaching without hesitation near Glencoe village
Elegant white horses approaching without hesitation near Glencoe village
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    Marching though gales of wind in Lairig Gartain

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    Watching the clouds roll in

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    Formations on the Ardnamurchan peninsula

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    Exploring the dramatic valley of Glencoe

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    Access to nature

Feeling small while perched on top of Garbh Bheinn mountain
Feeling small while perched on top of Garbh Bheinn mountain
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    Deep carving textures of Buachaille Etive Mòr mountain

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    Taking a sip in Lairig Gartain

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    Meandering new the River Etive

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    The layers and textures of Buachaille Etive Beag mountain

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    Looking east over Glen Gour

The A87 Road to the Isle of Skye
The A87 Road to the Isle of Skye
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