Yes!

Yes. Sometimes it’s an easy answer… Do you want coffee this morning? Do you want to go for a run? How about some chocolate? No question, yes, absolutely. Do you want to do this thing that you’re not sure you can do and that has some consequences if you can’t actually do it? Yes. Sure. Saying yes to something exciting seems easy, but those same offers knot my stomach, induce visible sweat marks under my …

Trail Running Season Kick Off

2018 Trail Running Season Last week we spent five days high in the Alps doing the Berner Haute Route ski tour. The morning we left our home in Interlaken was the first in a series of unusually warm, spring days that are still coming. Birds singing outside our windows was the only alarm we needed to get up and going. As we drove out of town headed for the snow line, we noticed that the …

Celebrate the year of the bike in Switzerland

2018 is the year of the bike. The Swiss national tourism board has chosen to focus its summer campaign on cycling. It’s a smart choice: more and more people around the world choose to spend their holidays on two wheels and the country is an underrated cycling paradise. Over the last two years, I have worked with Switzerland Tourism to create content for their campaign. It started with listing the best cycling loops in the …

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WD Wireless Pro Hard Drive Review

The reviews scared me. I added it to my cart, then tossed it. Not impressed with other options, I put it back in my cart. Finally, I hit the Buy button. The hell with it. We’ll see. Our last shoot had us in Kyrgyzstan where we’d be getting into the backcountry on horseback, then skiing peaks from a yurt camp. To simplify things and save weight, my goal was to leave the Macbook Air and external …

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Salomon x Alp 30 Review

Last year I reviewed Salomon’s X Alp 20 and called it the perfect pack. Since that time Salomon released an updated version, adding 3 liters to the capacity and including a side shovel handle and probe pocket. The perfect pack became even better. I switched to the 23 and it remains my go to bag for most shorter day ski tours. It’s also what I take for most days in the mountains, excluding trail running. …

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Back to Work

I could either talk about it, or do it. So, I did it. I took time off. Given that I make my living making photos of mountain sports, it might seem absurd that I’d want to take a break. But I did. Being a photographer is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is obvious: I work in the mountains making photos, and photos are fun to make. The curse is that I feel …