Climbing Photographer Spotlight: Nadir Khan

Colchester, United Kingdom
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This story originally appeared in the July 2014 issue of our print edition.

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Paul Tattersall solos on Jetty Crag in Gairloch, Scotland. This crag is known for being a friendly roadside area with walls in every direction to catch the sun at any time of the day.

Khan decided to pursue adventure photography immediately after borrowing a friend’s copy of Galen Rowell’s Mountain Light decades ago. There was one speed bump, though: He was just about to graduate from dentistry school. Fast-forward 28 years, and Khan finds satisfaction in both of these divergent careers. Since adventure photography is a crowded marketplace, his goal has always been to create a unique style by bringing artificial light into the outdoor-sports environment. Living near London means the classic climbing areas across Europe and North Africa are within striking distance, and one of his favorite places to shoot is Morocco, for its inspiring people and places. Khan’s clients include international climbing magazines and The North Face, to name just a few.

Instagram: @nadirkhanphotography

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Colin Peck on the spectacular ice of King Kong (WI5), Rjukan, Norway, an area that quickly became an ice climbing Mecca thanks to more than 150 waterfalls within a short radius of town.

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Murdoch Jamieson “taking a lob”—as the British say—on Fun Prow (5.13b/8a), Goat Crag, Gairloch, Scotland.

Further reading:
16 Climbing Photographers You Should Know