Skimo, or Ski Mountaineering, is a racing series that involves both climbing and descending mountains, either on or skis or carrying them. These are a selection of images taken for Skimo Scotland, who operate the races around the Scottish Highlands.

The conditions this year were challenging for all involved, with a mild winter cancelling or postponing many races due to the lack of snow on the peaks. Just about enough coverage was found during this mid-March weekend, and the mountaineering side of Skimo was very much in evidence as racers needed to change on and off their skis in several areas, all while battling the winds and snow storms.