Rob Brown has been tramping and climbing throughout New Zealand for over 30 years. After working in the outdoor equipment and book publishing industries, he became a full-time landscape photographer in 2001. A co-author of Shelter from the Storm and Classic Tramping in New Zealand, Rob also authored Rakiura: The Wilderness of Stewart Island and New Zealand: The Essential Landscape.
For the last three and a half years he has been the manager of the Backcountry Trust, which is funded by DOC to carry out maintenance on backcountry huts and tracks. Rob lives with his family in Wanaka.