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Do perfect photos equal a perfect experience?

Trails are a big part of my life. Come winter, my choices get limited to what lies below the snow line. As a result, I find myself exploring the forest. Part of what I do …

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Kindness to Strangers

We’ve traveled the world for many of our 17 years as pro photographers. Looking back, what stands out amongst all the memories we’ve managed to log are the acts of kindness offered to strangers wandering other …

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Learning Swiss German at the Lobhorn Hut

The Lobhorn Hut has starred as a central character in my Swiss life. For whatever reason, this friendly little mountain hut that sleeps less than twenty people continues to draw me in for the simple …

Following Inspiration

As I sat staring at the wall of the cafe taking in all I had just read, my friend Paul walked in. After morning greetings, I decided to share the email I just received. Paul’s …

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2014 The Fun Stuff

Our year end summary is more about experiences than it is the results of our photography. We always have to show our best work, it’s time to show our best times. Thankfully, amongst all the work photos, …

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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 …

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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 – …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …