Because he was a climber before becoming a photographer Mike Robertson has an intimate understanding of his subject matter. Managing to capture the essence of both the climb and climber he is a master at finding just the right angle to show the rock architecture and body shapes in perfect balance. His shooting style is unobtrusive allowing the climber to be relaxed and natural and he has that snapper’s eye for detail that ensures he doesn’t miss a trick.

In addition to climbing photography Mike has a love of wild places and regularly makes time to disappear to exotic or quirky locations with just his camera for company

If you’d like to see more of his work you can go to his site here

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The gentle angles of the North Pembroke sandstone give delightful pitches,
like this classic severe Red Wall at Porth Clais.
A quiet and beautiful place to catch at low tide. Libby enjoys Ragnarok, Hard Severe 4a on King Wall, Lewes Castle (aka Fall Bay Buttress), Gower Peninsular.

An all time, all time classic; approaching the notorious ochre slab gives Libby food for thought on Vector E2 5c, Bwlch y Moch, Tremadog, North Wales.
Perhaps the most famous route in the UK; Libby amid fine rock architecture of the final pitch of A Dream of White Horses, HVS 5a, Wen Slab, Gogarth.

This one really is a hidden North Pembroke gem; Libby on Velvet Wall, HVS 5a, near Porth Clais.
Tiny figures on the massive Tower Ridge, grade III, Ben Nevis. A ’must do’ Scottish winter classic.

Pennine Alps skyline at dawn with the Dom and Tasch most prominent.
A crucial rp going in on slate – you wouldn’t be without them.