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Moving Faster to Slow Down

For more than half my life, I’ve spent around 700 hours each year doing the sports I’m passionate about; climbing, trail running, cycling, and ski mountaineering. I’m a pretty detail oriented guy and have records for each day I either train, or just do these things, and I do them about 330 days each year. 2014 was my year of running, more specifically, running uphill. In November, I realized I had amassed 85,000 meters of vertical, …

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Hiking the Hardergrat Switzerland

Last summer, Janine and I posted a story about our experience on the Hardergrat (aka Brienzergrat). In German, a “grat” is a ridge, while Harder is just a name. However, in this case it is appropriate – it is indeed a hard ridge. It is also one of the best experiences I have ever had in the mountains. The blog about our day was a huge success while the images we made were picked up by several magazines …

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Photographing a Feeling

“Jaaack!” Nothing. Silence. Darkness. I stood there in the warm summer evening wondering if I should try again. Armed with only a star chart and small flashlight who’s only function was dim red, I felt a little vulnerable in the pitch black night. “JACK”, I chirped once more. Nothing. Only an hour before I’d wandered a few hundred meters up behind my uncle’s cabin to an open spot in the forest. My summers were spent at …

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North Korea Photography

The Pyongyang mausoleum

Less than a month ago, my great friend and writer, Tim Neville, got the green light on a story idea he had pitched to Ski Magazine about the new ski resort in North Korea. As a photographer who can shoot both travel culture and skiing, I got the call to join in. The project was assigned and only a few days later, before we could talk ourselves out of going, we had visas. We flew …

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2013 Photo Summary

2013 was our 15th year together, it was also our best. Thankfully, I say that at the end of every year. Once again, it was a year of continual movement and countless experiences. Most importantly, we collected more memories with great people, friends both new and old, and folks we met along the way. There’s a fact continually beat into my head, we couldn’t do what we do without truly amazing people as part of …

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Ueli Steck Behind the Scenes at Annapurna and Personal Thoughts

To date, we have had over 8ooo Google searches land on our site as a result of people searching variations of “How does/what does Ueli Steck… insert train, eat, think”. Apparently folks are interested in these things. Now that we’re back home in Switzerland and our Stock Site is loaded with photos of Ueli at Annapurna, I had some time to go through our personal photos from the trip and re-live what was one of the …