Knoydart, Scotland

Loch Nevis in the Knoydart peninsula

in 2017, a good friend and I spent four days in Knoydart enjoying the remote tranquillity and wilderness that the peninsula offers. After sampling the whiskies and fine sea food in the only pub, we slowly hauled heavy packs up Ladhar Bheinn for a couple of nights on the munro.

Rowland Gault wearing a Rab Down Jacket in Knoydart
Dramatic black and white landscape photograph Mam Barrisdale, Knoydart, Scotland
Red deer in Knoydart

The morning of our ascent was fine following days of heavy rain. We baked in the relative warmth following the committing route up to the mountain’s summit. As is the way in Scotland, the weather decided to mix things up a little and as we closed in on 1019m, clag rolled in an reduced visibility down to mere metres.

Landscape photograph View from Ladhar Bheinn, Larven, in the sun, sunny weather Knoydart, Scotland, UK

A bad foot placement on the steep descent led to me tumbling 30ft down through the clitter and dislocating my shoulder. We tried to relocate it ourselves but to no avail and were forced to call Lochaber Mountain Rescue for help. A short trip in the Inverness SAR helicopter dropped me off at The Belford Hospital in Fort William where it eventually found its way back in.