Our day off work

Today we left the house at 10 a.m. for a “quick” run in the alpine mountains north of town, the Austrian side. We wanted to do a loop we’ve had our eye on since last …

The Piz Bernina : Biancograt

Sometimes the photo end of our lives do not always play out as we would like. Thankfully, what we shoot is also exactly what we want to be doing, so either way, photos or no …

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Janine Patitucci… Who is this woman?

She has graced more magazine covers than most celebrities, she has appeared in countless advertisements, been seen on billboards, on the side of a Hong Kong skyscraper, but also, she has photographed for Visa card …

Climbing Photography

My Roots rediscovered I noticed I posted just 3 Blog entries in June – this is a sign of the season – BUSY. But! I am off to a good start on July 2… Kurt …

Climbing Photography: Back to my Roots

I noticed I posted just 3 Blog entries in June – this is a sign of the season – BUSY. But! I am off to a good start on July 2… Kurt Astner called to …

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Sardinia: Selvaggio Blu Trip Report

Touted as Italy’s most remote hike, the Selvaggio Blu on the island of Sardinia repeatedly came recommended. Finally, Nicholas over at Planet Mountain advised me to have a look at Marcello Cominetti’s Guide Star Mountain …

The Greatest Athlete Ever?

The New York Times has a point-counterpoint article debating who may be the best athlete ever. Who comes to mind?If it is Michael Jordan, Roger Federer or Lance Armstrong, you are not correct. According to …

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Mama Mia, it’s Mother’s Day

To me dear old Mum, This Blog was originally intended for you. Actually, it was intended to keep the cost of International calls down by posting my messages for you at my leisure. Somehow it …

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Ticking items off the life list

Tonight I am standing in the kitchen, cleaning tiny octopus, mincing garlic & onions and sipping on a local white wine. Toni and Marianna are coming for dinner, the theme; seafood.For someone interested in cooking, …

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Rhythm

Passo delle Erbe My speed picks up, what was a casual, settled pace becomes frenetic. I’m entering a different place, the road is narrowing, more defined, soon it’s just a path lined with green, lush …

Work & Play

I unlock and swing the door open just in time. My backpack, skis, poles, boots, groceries, mail and travel bag all crash to the floor in one pile.Home!The better part of one month has been …