The Mountain's Silhouette

Hiking and backpacking in the mountains of Scotland

Looking down Loch ShielI’m Nick Bramhall, a lightweight backpacker, hillwalker, photographer and writer living in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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As well as being a self-confessed bagger of the Munros (that delightfully quirky list of the two hundred and eighty-something Scottish hills over 3,000 feet), I also enjoy exploring the wilder, less visited corners of this beautiful country. This website is a place for me to share my experiences hillwalking and backpacking in Scotland through words, photos and the occassional video.

This site features a collection of illustrated trip reports covering day hikes and wild camping trips in the mountains; my own lightweight gear lists for different seasons; and a number of articles on books, gear and technology related to the outdoors.

I am also interested in landscape photography and my photographs have featured in TGO Magazine, on the Walk Highlands website and have been used in desktop calendars and for book and album covers.

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