Braemar Mountain Festival – Headline Speakers – Guy Robertson, Greg Boswell and Hamish Frost

When is the event?

4th March 2023

Event Details

Join Guy and Hamish for an illustrated talk on their recent trip to St Kilda where they put a number of new routes up a big unclimbed Dun Mingulay cliff.
Expect stunning photography from an epic climbing adventure!
Plus Greg Boswell’s Winter Climbing Presentation – Greg often pairs up with Guy to push the boundaries of Scottish winter climbing. Not to be missed!
Licensed Bar available.

Hamish Frost is an adventure and mountain sports photographer based in Scotland. He thrives in cold, wet and challenging conditions, capturing images of athletes pushing their limits in harsh mountain environments. Adopting a fast and light approach to his photography, Hamish takes pride in his ability to move around the mountains quickly, keeping pace with his subjects whilst documenting the stories behind their endeavours.

Hamish Frost

Guy Robertson lives with his family in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he works for a low carbon energy engineering consultancy. 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 first ascents and explorations in Scotland he is rightly best known, having for many years been at the forefront of exploratory Scottish winter climbing and also climbing many new routes on rock. In the early 2000’s Guy made second ascents of many of the hardest winter test-pieces from the 1980’s and 1990’s – more recently has pioneered many of his own first ascents across Scotland up to grade X.

These are typically 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. Guy has recently turned his exploratory urges to mountain rock, climbing a batch of high quality mountain routes in the Northwest Highlands up to E7.

He has also published two coffee table books on Scottish climbing – the Great Mountain Crags of Scotland (2015) and The Great Sea Cliffs of Scotland (2020).

From an early age Greg Boswell has been drawn to exploring in the mountains. In his early teens he got into winter climbing and from then on his life has been sculpted around chasing cold climbing exploits and snow covered peaks. Over the last 20+ years, Greg has been pushing not just his own limits within the winter climbing scene but also helping to try and progress the boundaries of the sport worldwide.
Find out more about Greg
Greg Boswell

Where is the event?

Braemar Village Hall
Braemar
AB35 5RF