Illiniza Sur

At 5,263m Illiniza Sur is Ecuador’s 6th highest mountain, and is considered one of the country’s more technically challenging peaks. Often overloo...

Naranjo de Bulnes

The Naranjo de Bulnes, or Picu Urriellu as it is known by the locals, is the most iconic mountain in Spain. A rocky tower of top quality limestone, it...

Totem Pole

The Totem Pole defies superlatives as much as it defies the elements. If there were ever to be a feature that shouldn’t exist: it is this. Standing ...

A Mere Point in History

Project Pressure is a charity that seeks to raise awareness of the planet’s shrinking glaciers through the use of art. They work to create a databas...

Triglav

I first saw the North face of Triglav in a book, ‘The Big Walls’ by Reinhold Messner, when I was about 19 years old. The mountain and the ...

Mount Kenya

When you think of Africa, images of Mount Kilimanjaro, the River Nile, the vast Serengeti plains & the people of the Masaai Mara come to mind. Yet...

The Life & Death of a Glacier

Over the coming months, we’ll be publishing a series of interviews with Project Pressure artists discussing their experiences on receding glaciers a...

Dún Bristé

Found living on the wildest stretches of coastline along the western freeboard of the Republic of Ireland live a legion of ancient nautical guardians....

What is Project Pressure?

Project Pressure is a charity which aims to highlight the steady shrinking of glaciers around the world with art. This process is difficult to perceiv...

PT.06 The Cairngorms

Arriving in Scotland in January, you could have been fooled into thinking winter had been and gone. A light dusting on the distant tops did nothing to...

PT.05 Northern & Western Highlands, Raasay & Skye

The penultimate trip for Black Dots saw me base myself in Fort William, first exploring the deep glens and coastal hideaways of Lochaber, to the islan...

PT.04 The Borders & Snowdonia

Wainhope, Kielder Forest, England The Lakeland bothies are not all that Northern England has to offer. The MBA network has also found it's w...

Mount Rainier

"Of all the fire mountains which, like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest." - John Muir Mount Rainier tower...

PT.03 Northern Highlands

The Northern Highlands is home to some of the most iconic bothies in the MBA network. From the coastal hideaways of Kearvaig and Strathchailleach on C...

PT.02 The Cairngorms

Scotland is undoubtedly the Mecca of bothies. With 80% of Mountain Bothy Association shelters scattered the length and breadth of the country, the r...

Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc Massif contains quite possibly the finest range of Alpine climbs anywhere in the world, concentrated in a relatively small area stradd...

PT.01 The Lake District & Snowdonia

There’s something very primal about bothying; heading into the mountains with only very basic essentials and seeking refuge in a remote cabin in som...

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis, or “The Ben” as it is affectionately known, is the highest mountain in the UK, but there’s far more to this Scottish hulk than simply...