As North Americans we’re used to a certain aesthetic in mountain photography. Moreover, we’re used to certain conventions when it comes to action shots and the ways in which we interact with mountains. But the ways people move through mountains all over the world vary according to the conditions, scope, and traditions of those particular mountains.
There I was happy as a clam in Hawaii, enjoying the 30 degree weather, kitesurfing and chilaxing, when it hit me that I wasn't ready to let winter go. Not even close. Reports of Whistler pow days were making me antsy and the solution hit me like a brick... join my friends on a 3 week ski trip to the frickin' Canadian arctic. That'll show me winter ain't over, right?
When the Doglotion crew caught word that a wildcard entry was joining us for our ‘4-volcanoes-6’-days trip last summer, and that she was a GIRL, skepticism was brewing. Who was this chick? Who invited her anyway? And how could she keep up with us, we’re so rad after all?! When someone mentioned a pee-funnel, things got even dicier.
After the last few attempts on Rainier, which have been mostly successful in terms of skiing lines but unsuccessful in terms of summitting, an idea formed to try something in two days instead of the single push method. The idea came in a revelation on a previous trip to Rainier when I was hallucinating during a short break.» Read More »