Mike lives with his wife Louise and daughter Elin (4 years old) in Huemoz, Vaud, Switzerland since April 2009. Mike and Louise have been together since 1990 and have climbed extensively around the world making many major first ascents. They were married in 2006 in North Wales, where they had been based for 18 years. Louise also an International Mountain Guide works at Aiglon College. Elin goes to a school in Chesieres. The family are settled in the area and plan to be based there for the foreseable future.