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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 …

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Ueli Steck Annapurna Climb 2013

Ueli Steck Annapurna 2013

Ueli… My first thought upon waking. 3000 meters of rock, snow and ice greeted me as I unzipped the tent door. The massive wall was cast in deep blue without sun and towered so high I had to poke my head out of the tent to see the summit. Ueli’s friend Tenji Sherpa stirred next to me, so too Janine. Immediately, Tenji’s face joined my own and together we took in the wall as he announced, …

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Climbing the Aiguille Dibona in Écrins National Park France

Great photos influence us to try, buy or experience things, ideas, and places. When Janine found a photo of the Aiguille Dibona and called me over to her computer, I was sure it was somewhere other than Europe. But as luck would have it, it’s in the Écrins National Park outside Grenoble, France, and only a few hours from home. We showed it to our friend Brendan Leonard of Semi-Rad fame, and together put it at the top …

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Climbing the Obergabelhorn Traverse Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland is not lacking in stunning mountains. Arrival to the idyllic, car free, village is met with an overwhelming array of tourists, souvenir shops, hotels and restaurants. From the train station there is little in terms of mountain awe. But, stroll through town to the south end and suddenly things change. There, sitting entirely alone on the skyline, the Matterhorn rises like a monument. You can’t help but stop and marvel at what may be …

Magazine Cover Clips

The first magazine I ever worked with as a photographer, Rock & Ice back in 1997, has finally featured one of our images on the cover of the January 2013 issue. Because of my long history with the sport of climbing, and this magazine, I am pretty thrilled. Better yet, it is from the Dolomites, which ironically coincides with our release of a fully re-designed DolomiteSport site. Our mountain sport resource for all sports in …

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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Dolomites Photography

All four of us mashed ourselves against the wall to minimize surface exposure as another Dolomite missile screamed by. Our nerves were fraying with the continual bombardment just meters behind our heads. The sound a falling rock makes must be one of the most horrifying, the explosion of nearby stone a close second. So it went as we made our way up the Comici Route on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo’s Cima Grande – one …