A taste of winter in the Scottish Highlands

Volatile weather systems and conditions with a nasty habit of turning on their head within an instant, means adventure in the Scottish Highlands rarely runs without hitch. It’s never simple, but the case for Scotland as a prime location for winter adventure a tough one to ignore.

With its inextricable links to the country, early in 2017, British mountain clothing specialists Rab invited athletes and staff from their US Team to come and experience the notorious Scottish winter to explore the brand’s original influences. The weather was more temperamental than they’d hoped but not more than was perhaps to be expected. This is arguably the harshest nation in the British Isles after all.