Anthony Dyer's Mountain Pages

Looking west into Strath Bran with Fhionn Bheinn very prominent

February 21st 2010

With a fantastic weekend turning up by suprise, I decided to make a quick day trip west of Inverness to climb Little Wyvis.

Looking into the Monadhliath Wilderness

January 2nd 2010

During a week of the snowiest Hogmanay trip for many years, short walks were the order of the day. Based in Newtonmore, we made very short walks to numerous subsidiary summits around Glen Banchor.

The norhern Helvellyn Range looking towards Blencathra

November 20th 2009

A weekend out with friends in Glenridding, one week after the devastating floods, revealed a very special day. With a trip to the summit of Helvellyn, we were treated to a day of cloud inversions and superb visibility.

Coire Adhair seen from the east

October 7th 2009

With my continuing week off, I decided to continue climbing hills further afield from home. This time a day trip to Creag Meagaidh fitted the bill nicely.

Ballater seen from the south

August - October 2009

Some additional photos have now been added to the Braemar pages

Northern Pinnacles of Mullach an Rathain

11th July 2009

This was my final mmunro to climb on the mainland. Another fine day was forecast and so I headed back out to climb the western summit of Liathach. Now lay seven munros left on Skye to do before I can declare my 2nd round of the munros finished.

The Devils Point

24th - 25th June 2009

With continuing fine weather, I wasn't inclined to waste such good days! So a local trek upto some of the highest mountains in the UK was in order, including an overnight camp at the wells of Dee, the highest camping site in Britain!


23rd June 2009

With a fine weather forecast, I headed out for just the day to climb Liathach. The plan was to traverse the entire ridge, but in the end my fear of "great falls" got to my head. It was, none the less, a fine day.

The Pass of Gaick

20th June 2009

With my local hills now largely climbed, I decided to go further afield for day trips. This was a single day outing to the other side of the grampians to climb two rather remote summits centered on the Gaick Pass.

Looking out from Beinn Eighe

13th May 2009

The final day on my three day adventure turned out to be very windy, but with not a cloud in the sky. My last mountain was Beinn Eighe and it turned out the finest photographs of the whole trip!


New Website Standard

With ever bigger monitors now becoming commonplace at home and work, I've decided that most new photographs will now be 1000 pixels tall. With my new monitor at home having a 1920x1200 resolution, the extra ~40% size this new height offers makes a big positive impression to the viewing experience on this site. If I have time, I'll be resizing all existing photographs from my digital camera to the 1000 pixel height standard.

The Corrag Bhuidhe Pinnacles on An Teallach

11th - 12th May 2009

After a three week period of work in Holland, a week off was the perfect opportunity to climb three further mountains on the west coast in glorious weather conditions. New content has now been added for the first two mountains: An Teallach and Slioch.

Beinn a' Chlaiddeimh seen from Sgurr Ban

11th - 12th April 2009

My third attempt on a round of the Fisherfield summits proved successful. On a two day trip, I managed to collect a lot of new photographs for this wild region.

Mount Keen seen from the north

23rd March 2009

A wild and showeryday out, in a week of poor weather. My mountain of choice was Mount Keen. On foot from my house, I was able to add a few shots to the page.


1st February 2009

This day marks the 10th birthday for my website! Very few personal websites last this long, with most at best being abandoned by their owners after the novelty of having a website has worn off. I decided to stick with it and communicate my knowledge and passion for the hills that I have had the priviledge of being able to climb. The result is a quality guide (for scotland particularly) whose content can compete with many scottish guidebooks. With myself being based in Ballater, long may that continue!

Established 1st February 1999

Walks and Scrambles in Norway
This hardback guidebook, co-authored by myself, Ian Robertson and John Baddeley is the first of its kind covering the mountains of Norway in english. With over 300 pages, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to mountaineering in this country.

Brief status about myself
As of February 2010, I've now moved out of Ballater, having found an opportunity to buy my first house close to Inverurie in Aberdeenshire.

This winter has been a somewhat inactive affair with my attentions focussed on home improvements, but some limited excursions have been made in what may probably be the snowiest winter in my life! Ideas for this year include finishing off all the remaining Skye munros, and also a long overdue trip back to Norway.