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The Sony a7II in the Nepal Himalaya

Back in September, I posted about making the switch to Sony after almost 20 years shooting Canon pro cameras. I’d been bombarded with the Sony a7 popping up in my social media and photography news sites and became intrigued to see what the hype was all about. At the same time, I was recognizing that Canon seemed sound asleep. My phone could do more than my cameras. It took only one trip to the camera store to convince me I …

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Trekking in Nepal after the Earthquake

I was so happy to be back in Nepal that I forgot all about the earthquake. But, truth be told, there were no immediate reminders, no toppled buildings or piles of rubble, there was just Kathmandu. We exited the airport to the ever present hordes of taxi drivers and staring eyes, and there amongst it all, our friend Harka waiting with a huge smile on his face. It felt great to be back to this …

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Switching from Canon to Sony for Mountain Sports

For years I’ve dreamt of having a simple, compact camera I barely notice. One that can make professional quality images, be fast enough for action, and be designed in such a way to allow me to be creative. The combo was tough, especially regarding speed. In 2013, we took notice of Sony’s RX100, it seemed the first point and shoot from which we could have faith in the images. By accident, we were forced to use the …

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2015 Alps Summer Photo Summary

Everyone in the Alps was a little on edge at the beginning of summer. No one wanted a repeat of 2014 – a summer we will all remember for 8 weeks of nearly ceaseless rain. The summer of 2015 would be the extreme opposite; record dry, record heat. In all its sunny glory, the weather allowed us to stay in the mountains for weeks, months even, on end. Friends came and went, mountains got climbed, projects accomplished, and …

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The 82 Summits Project

The 82 Summits project has launched. Ueli Steck and Michi Wohlleben are committed to climbing all 82 of the Alps 4000 meter peaks, in 80 days, and under their own power. Between peaks, countries even, they’ll bike, run, hike, ski or even paraglide. But this project is not about speed, or records, or even doing much hard climbing, It’s about a summer in the Alps and going climbing with friends. Today I joined in on the fun, …

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Abella de la Conca Climbing

After a week of being beaten up by steep, powerful climbing at Rodellar, Spain, Janine and I opted to head to a place we’d read about years ago and had placed on our, “If we’re in the area”, list. It proved to be a very good decision. Abella de la Conca was described as a tiny, ancient, and perfectly preserved village tucked away in the Catalonian country side. “Tiny” was spot on. There are no stores, cafes, …