Guy Robertson


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Guy lives with his family in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he works as a low carbon project manager.  He has put up new rock and winter climbs in regions as diverse as Africa, the Middle East, the Alps, Peru, Norway and the Greater Himalaya.  However, it is for his domestic winter exploits he is rightly best known, having for many years been active at the forefront of Scottish winter climbing. 

Guy has made long-awaited second ascents of most of the hardest winter test-pieces from the 1980’s and 1990’s and more recently has pioneered many of his own first ascents across Scotland up to grade X. 

He specialises in creating long and sustained mixed routes, often in very remote locations, and always climbed from the ground up.  This committing and adventurous approach encapsulates the very essence of hard Scottish winter climbing.

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Enjoying the dry Scottish conditions while we can.  © Guy Robertson

News Scottish New Route Action

Guy Robertson has been busy adding some new lines to mountain crags across Scotland in the summer heatwave, including the three-pitch Walk on the Wild Side E6 at Carnmore Crag and a 'first class' new E5 line named The Shard on the Shelterstone'...

Greg on the \'Super Skinny\' pitch.  © Guy Robertson
Greg on the \'Super Skinny\' pitch.  © Guy Robertson

News Lost Arrow Winter Variation X 10 by Boswell & Robertson

The formidable axe-wielding duo Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have made a promising start to their 2017/18 Scottish winter campaign with a hard first ascent on Church Door Buttress, Bidean nam Bian. As the name suggests, Lost Arrow...

Centurion  © Guy Robertson
Centurion  © Guy Robertson

News Flurry of winter desperates from Guy Robertson


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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

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Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

More spacious than a simple bivvy bag and lighter than most solo tents, this is a first class hooped bivvy. But it's the unique way that you can both sleep in it and practically wear it that sets the Interstellar apart, says Dan Bailey

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear
The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob Greenwood, and not necessarily an improvement on the older models.

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Bootpacking between snow patches early season in the Alps  © UKC Gear
Bootpacking between snow patches early season in the Alps  © UKC Gear

Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

If you are a multi-discipline outdoors enthusiast and want just one shell to cover all bases - or even to carry just in case...

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer...


Latest News from Guy's Sponsors

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The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic rolling gait concept and sits alongside the traditional hiking range. The core of the ZG range is a new last shape (called TR...

Outdoor Research Reinvents the Lightweight Shelter Category with New Bivvys

Re-thinking the entire concept around how lightweight backcountry shelters function, Outdoor Research introduces 3 new line for Spring 2019 that significantly drop weight while simultaneously offering new...

Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa
Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Women's Collection: Instinct VSRW, Maestro, Vapor, Arpia

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted fit that differs to the men's version in a variety of different ways.

Arpia  © Scarpa
Arpia  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Arpia and Vapour V

The Arpia is especially designed for climbers who want to step up to their first high performance shoe. It combines performance...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...