Fresh off the press. Here’s The North Face Summit Series ad for Summer 2014. Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk and I dropped into the Bugaboos of British Columbia for a 3-week alpine rock climbing session. The plan was to fire some of the classics routes in this world famous alpine rock climbing mecca and shoot the new Summit Series campaign for The North Face. Alex, of course, on one of our “rest” days went off and nonchalantly pulled off the single most badass day of soloing ever done in the Bugaboos. It’s always a good time with this crew of friends.
It’s always an honor to be able to shoot for the Geographic. This story was the brainchild of my good friend Mark Synnott. As I’ve written about before, I’ve ended up in some wild places and some fairly crazy situations with Mark. This expedition was no different. Mark, Alex Honnold, Hazel Findlay, Mikey Schaefer, Renan Ozturk and I spent 3 weeks sailing around and exploring the Musandam Peninsula, located at the northern coast of Oman. We found an otherworldly landscape and some incredible climbing on the peninsula’s knife edge seaside cliffs. Read the feature story. See the photo gallery from the story.
Great to see the Roxy Spring Campaign showing up around town. Always nice to mix it up a bit. Thankful not all my shoots require hanging off some remote frozen alpine wall with a bunch of ripe smelling guys. Sally Fitzgibbons is a true pro and a total badass. She was great to work with and we had an awesome shoot in Hawaii. Besides ranking top 3 in the women’s ASP Surf Tour for the last few years, she was also the Junior Olympic gold medalist in the 1500m. So, yes, she’ll out surf you and out run you.
National Geographic’s Explorers Journal did a fun profile about the start of my career and some of my recent work. They used one of my favorite work photos while on assignment and shooting on Half Dome in Yosemite. Hanging off a free hanging rope in space never gets old. See the National Geographic story about Yosemite here.
I’m stoked to see the new Adidas Ad with Kevin Jorgeson. I took the photo of Kevin crimping his way up one of the many 5.13 pitches on his and Tommy’s project on the Dawn Wall of El Cap in Yosemite Valley. (Corey Rich shot the portrait.) The exposure and climbing on the pitch are second to none on El Cap.
See more photos from my 2011 National Geographic cover story of Yosemite.
The cover of the inaugural issue of The Outdoor Journal features a shot from one of my favorite basecamps in the world – Topavon Basecamp below Shivling in the Garwhal Himalaya. This new mag is beautiful and I’m stoked to have a feature article in the issue, “Shark’s Fin Redux,” about our climb on the prow of the Shark’s Fin, or Meru Central.
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Honored to be on the list and happy so many people watched. Speaking at Grosvner Auditorium in National Geographic’s HQ’s is always a bit intimidating.
Stoked to see a 12-page spread about Meru in Outside China’s September issue. And, well, it always feels a little strange to see myself on a cover. There is a reason why I am a photographer and like to be behind the lens….and not in front of it.