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Dusk in the Dolomites. I recently got to experience these mountains and the culture here and I gotta say my expectations were well exceeded. There’s no place quite like it and photos hardly do it justice. A big thanks to @arcteryx for bringing me out there!
It’s not always big mountains and risky adventure that I’m constantly chasing rather it’s the feeling of being disconnected while focusing on being present in the moment to learn about and challenge myself. Growing up in a big city this park in particular played a crucial role in my life when I was in my early 20’s. Anytime I felt anxious, stressed, unsure, restless, unhappy or just needed to get away from everything this is where I went. I haven't been back to visit in a long time but I still go here mentally quite often, thinking back to a transitional period where I took the time to really reflect on what’s important in life and appreciate the importance of being surrounded by nature.
*congrats to the winners: @silvergirl207 @h_garant @kaeladeda @dduerds * Super stoked to announce my new partnership with @backcountry , a retailer with down to earth, likeminded staff aka gear heads who have been there from the beginning to help support me with insight and gear when I was first getting into climbing and backcountry skiing. My goal with this partnership and each #sponsored post is to give back and help others who are looking to get into a new sport or hobby. As you may know it can be freakin’ expensive and adds up quickly when you're just starting out in a new activity, all to just further your appreciation for nature and create some memories. For that reason I want to put money from this partnership towards helping some of you invest in new safety gear or whatever it may be that will help you get after it and experience some good times outside. Just let me know in the comments what it is that you're in need of gearwise and what you're looking to get into and I will randomly choose 4 people to gift a $250 gift card to on Thursday (05/09 )! GIVEAWAY CLOSED #FindYourBackcountry 📸: @andrewfitts
If you’ve been following me for awhile then you probably know that my love for the East Coast of Canada is no secret. @hayoui and I have been fortunate enough to visit several times since our first trip 3 years ago. There’s something about the simple yet enticing landscapes and genuine friendliness of the locals that keeps pulling us back. Earlier this summer we visited Atlantic Canada for a quick trip with @matadornetwork The weather on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick was pretty moody while we were there but it only added to the beauty of the rugged (and holey ) coast line. #sponsored #explorenb #grandmanan
Photographing and partaking in pleasant paddles passing the prominent parliament where politicians propagate policies & passionate protesters preach progress. Produced for @ottawatourism #myottawa #sponsored Not sure what I was really going for there with all the “P’s” but it was a fun challenge. @szetoszeto
Desert storms and wild horses.
Finally getting around to editing some recent-ish photos. This is a moment I’ll never forget, it was one of the most incredible displays of light I’ve ever seen. A break in a snowstorm in the Grand Canyon.
You’re alright Vancouver. Over the past couple of days I’ve been going to some local spots around the city and comparing historical photos from the past to the present. I have some examples up in my story right now and created a highlight on my profile as well if you’re interested. Although there has been so much major development in the are I’m grateful for all of the nature we have in close proximity. Not the worst place to call home!
Landscape photography in the summer basically turns you into a vampire. Lots of late nights and early mornings, sleeping when you can during the day when the sun is harsh. That’s also my excuse for being pasty white..
Cerro Torre and the expansive and other worldly southern Patagonian ice field.
By far the most interesting and intense staring contest I’ve ever participated in. I definitely lost. From a strange encounter with some wild horses on the backroads in Arizona. #squadgoals
8 days spent paddling between towering canyon walls that slowly transitioned from a dry desert to a lush jungle. I can’t remember the last time I’ve spent that long with no service, fully engaged in conversation and present in each moment with no distractions. Feeling incredibly refreshed, privileged and grateful for the experience. It was an adventure it’s self just to secure permits and find someone to haul us and our gear back out of the canyon. I can’t thank @moonmountainman enough for all the work he put in to making this possible. Still buzzing. Looking forward to sharing more from the trip!
Sunrise intercepting the moon.
undulatus asperatus AKA it’s gonna storm AKA hide yo kids, hide yo wife AKA damn nature you scary AKA the skiing is gonna be real good.
Literally minutes after arriving at the edge of the canyon the white out snow storm ceased and the clouds slowly lifted to this reveal this view. Words nor photos will do it any proper justice. Thankful to have experienced this moment and grateful for the Hopi First Nation for allowing access on their special and sacred land. January 2019
Sometimes you spend days hiking in rain and thick cloud to not see a single thing and then there’s times when this happens out of nowhere 🤷🏼♂️
Sort of reminds me of an outdoor brands logo..
Scouting the next days lines under the full moon light.
The most ideal way to get down a mountain. 🔎⛷
Peaks for weeks and rays for days.
Making graphs in the backcountry. 📈If this was the stock market it would be looking pretty good..but not for long! 📉
White Sands, New Mexico. I just learned that the gypsum sand there is not actually white, it’s clear. It’s reflected by the sun to make it appear white. It also dissolves in water but since it is so dry there all the grains have been preserved, making this the largest gypsum sand field in the world! #neature
Choosing your line can be an art form. @anttiautti demonstrating his artistry with simplicity. Norway 2018.
The HMS Gåssten, a former Swedish minesweeper, now headed towards untracked slopes and good times in the Norwegian fjords.
Diving into 2019 like.... Wishing you all a fulfilling and successful new year! ✌🏻
A top highlight from 2018 was spending a week living on this boat, meandering our way through Norwegian fjords. A group of strangers turned to friends as we spent our days earning our turns skiing in the Sunnmøre Alps! Easily one of the best projects to date, documenting the experience for the @haglofs winter launch for @backcountry
Lately I’ve been struggling to find more purpose in the work that I do and what I choose to put my energy into, feeling guilty and unsatisfied with just traveling for the sake of traveling. It’s important to recognize that sometimes it’s okay to just relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, accepting and appreciating it for what it is. Not everything needs a deeper meaning.
We don’t receive a lot of sun during the winter on the coast. When It does make an appearance and happens to put on a show like this, it makes you appreciate even more. Last light on Mount Garibaldi.
Aerial view of Fitz Roy rising out above the Southern Patagonia Icefield.
We experienced a little bit of every season on our trip but it just made you appreciate the moments when the sun came out even more. Taken along the Cabot Trail in @visitcapebretonisland #HikeCapeBreton #Sponsored #ExploreCanada
Looking back at our time out east I’d say that Cape Breton Island has been one of the best places to experience fall in Canada. The landscape was diverse, every road felt like a scenic drive and the hikes were short and rewarding. Every trip we make to the Maritimes the more we want to go back and spend more time. Gypsum Mines - @visitcapebretonisland #HikeCapeBreton #sponsored #ExploreCanada
A sea of colour and rolling hills with some incredible light along the Acadian Trail in @VisitCapeBretonIsland #HikeCapeBreton #Sponsored #ExploreCanada
Fall colour pallet 🎨
After several “wows” and “holy cows”, Hayley and I are bittersweetly on our way home from a whirlwind trip to Cape Breton Island. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit this little big island on the east coast of Canada again, this time the landscape sporting its finest fall attire (and even some snow ). What really made the trip was getting to meet a bunch of locals who were so passionate about their home and went out of their way to show us some of their favourite hikes. Franey Mountain, pictured here was easily a favourite. Thank you @visitcapebretonisland for your hospitality! #HikeCapeBreton #Sponsored #ExploreCanada
I vividly remember hiking up this trail on an overcast evening and then popping out above the clouds to this view of Mount Baker. A lot of the time what may seem like the worst conditions end up turning into some of the most beautiful. The same as in life at times.