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Cycling Switzerland’s Klausenpass

“You did what?” I could hardly believe it myself, and so I felt a little awkward repeating what most certainly did sound absurd. “The Klausenpass, I did the Klausenpass this morning.” Gathered around the lunch …

The Dan and Janine Formula

It’s no secret that many of our images feature us, Dan & Janine, climbing, biking, ski touring and running – all in the mountains. For the last fifteen years, we’ve made the mountains our home …

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Why is Everyone Suddenly so Busy?

Busy is the new good. Remember when, “How’s it going?” elicited, “Good” as a response? Now it gets you a, “Busy”, or even a, “Crazy Busy”. I prefer “good”. Busy is not necessarily good, it’s not necessarily …

An Ode to Switchbacks

I love a good curve! Be it on a trail or road, there are few things so beautiful as a well laid out turn. But not just any turn, it must meet criteria. It needs …

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Cycling Photography

Last year Janine made a statement that made me very, very happy, “Let’s make 2012 the year of the bike”. Here we are, summer 2012, and it has truly become just that. Typically our summer is …

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Cycling Across Switzerland and The Swiss CrissCross

Perhaps the single greatest advantage of being a professional mountain sport photographer is the ability to visualize a project, develop the idea, and then photograph the experience. Our next big project is a perfect example …

2012 Dolomites Giro d’Italia

In 2007 I came to the Dolomites to ride my bike. I wanted to live a dream; to train and race in Italy. For four months I pedaled around, came to know most all the …

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Huayhuash Trek, Peru

It just kept coming into my head. “You can’t always get what you want…” Mick Jagger was along for the ride. For us, this was Peru’s Huayhuash Trek. We knew we were starting out on the …

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Nepal Photography

While traveling and shooting in intense locations, a pre-dawn wake up alarm typically brings about a combined feeling of dread and excitement. Dread to dive into the crazy mix but anxious enthusiasm for what might …

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Nepal Travel Expectations

I could actually feel the warm puff of air on my face from the donkey’s ass. There was no mistaking what had just happened. I’d paid the price for getting too close in this absurd …

The Khumjung Monastery

“Can we go in?” A heavy, well worn curtain hung between us and what we so badly wanted to see. From inside the monastery came the distinct, exotic sounds of Buddhist prayer, chanting and the …

Spoons and Monk Fights

The Monk’s eyes went wild as I lunged across the table and tackled him. This peaceful man’s hands, unaccustomed to combat, fought my own in a desperate attempt to keep me away. Moments before he’d …