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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Guy on the final bulge on pitch 3.  © Guy Robertson
Guy on the final bulge on pitch 3.  © Guy Robertson

News Local Hero - An Teallach VIII,9 by Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have kicked off their Scottish winter season by establishing Local Hero VIII,9***, a 3-pitch line taking a series of soaring overhanging grooves between The Wailing Wall and Haystack​​, on...

Enjoying the dry Scottish conditions while we can.  © Guy Robertson
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's main bastion...

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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Making a chilly belay bearable... just  © Kevin Woods

Rab Photon Pro Jacket

A midweight synthetic insulated jacket aimed at Scottish winter, the Photon Pro would be ideal for snowy hill walks, fast moving mountaineering, or climbs within your comfort zone where belays don't usually take hours. But is it warm enough if you...

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey
Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot,...

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear
...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot)...

The Kinetic Alpine Jacket + Pants in use on a typical British day: bit of rain, bit of sun, bit of everything!  © UKC Gear
The Kinetic Alpine Jacket + Pants in use on a typical British day: bit of rain, bit of sun, bit of everything!  © UKC Gear

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket & Pants

We so often hear of revolutionary new fabrics that it's hard not to be cynical. But Rab's Proflex fabric really is a step...


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Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is the secret to its high level of comfort.

Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear
Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear

Rab GORE-TEX Glove Range

The next generation of Rab gloves are here. Working together with GORE-TEX for the first time, we are excited to combine our expertise and experience in building world-class mountain products. Our newly developed GORE-TEX range includes waterproof clothing and...

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa
Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is built around the latest Essential AC sole platform which is lightweight, and cushioned but also extremely burly and durable. The TPU...

Phantom Tech  © Scarpa
Phantom Tech  © Scarpa

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new...

Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab
Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab

The Next Generation of Rab

Since our founding in 1981 we have worked at the forefront of insulation technology, becoming masters of our craft. Developing...

Rab Young Alpinists Meet  © Ben Tibbetts
Rab Young Alpinists Meet  © Ben Tibbetts

Bringing up the next generation of Young Alpinists

This year Rab embarked on a landmark new project aimed at inspiring the next generation of young alpine...

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat...