Hey everyone, so I've got a few exciting announcements! First off I'm heading to Nepal for 5 weeks very soon to do some serious exploring. Unfortunately disconnecting means I won't be as active posting photos for a while, but I will still post stories when I can and there will be a lot of photos following my trip.
Second, I'm happy to announce I'm collaborating with @craghoppersofficial !If you've never heard of them, check out their gear, they've got some awesome adventure clothes and a great selection of other kit as well.
This was the reward waiting at the end of my first half of my hike the other day, Eva Lake covered in snow. I posted photos of this spot in the Summer and it looks so different. It was almost eerily quiet being the only person out here and everything muffled by snow. It was just me and a couple of whiskey jacks trying to nab my trail mix and I was just fine with that.
Hey everyone! Sorry for my inactivity lately, but it's been hectic with work and the holidays so I haven't been able to adventure as much. I finally got to get out on a hike this weekend and it was amazing. The road to Mount Revelstoke national park was closed at 20kms so my little photo excursion turned into a 24km round trip hike to Eva Lake and back in half a foot of snow. I was the only person on the trail and it was pretty awesome seeing a spot that was recently covered in wildflowers dusted with fresh snow! ❄️ ❄️
Winter. I can't even begin to tell you how much I miss it. For me, when I ski it feels like being completely free and in the moment. Playing in the snow not thinking about anything else. The flakes have already started flying up high and that means this canvas will be painted white again soon. Where's your happy place ?
Did you know around 10 percent of the Earth is covered in glaciers, and during the last ice age it was 1/3 of the planet. It is also the largest supply of the World's fresh water sitting at an estimated 75%. With the alarming rate they are retreating at I am happy I got to see such rugged beauty in my lifetime. Hopefully we can make the changes to more sustainable energy sources and less pollution to keep them around a little longer. Keep it green 🍃
My good buddy B-rad strutting his stuff on the so called "crux" of the Begbie hike. The narrow ledge before the scramble can get the heart going at moments, but the views can't be topped. So lucky to have this beautiful town so close to so many awesome adventures.
Finally after all these years of staring at it I finally got to make it to the top. Mt. Begbie is a Revelstoke classic. With around 2100m of elevation gain, some glacier travel, optional gear placement and a scramble to the peak it's got a little bit of everything. We had an all around killer day with blue skies, prime conditions and lots of laughs. Thanks boys for an awesome time, @brad_1618 @danrohn @kevin_rohn
There's something special about that first glimpse of light in the morning. It can last from a few seconds to several minutes and then just like that it's gone. For me personally one of the best ways to start the day is to watch the sun come up in the morning with my breath still hanging in the air. Fall has arrived in the mountains which means Winter is right around the corner ❄️ ❤️.
As a photographer you're always striving to be different. We see so much of the same. The same landscapes, the same style, things get repetitive. It's nice to see something different every once in a while. Different perspectives, different styles, different light, whatever it may be. I think a good variety is healthy, not just in photography, but in all aspects of life. We should always be learning, growing and improving upon ourselves. It's amazing to see how we change over the years and how far we come. Keep moving forward! ✌️
It's amazing how powerful water is. Just think that beautiful canyons like this have formed over millions of years. Our planet is a stunning, fragile yet harsh ecosystem. That's why I truly believe we should keep it that way. Even if it's just little things like picking up trash that people have left when out hiking or just turning a light switch off when leaving a room. If everyone viewed the World like this we could keep it a better, cleaner place for everyone for years to come.
If I could give one piece of advice for checking out beautiful destinations it would be go as early as possible or in the moonlight. The light is so much better, the scene has more life and of course the crowds are a lot smaller, if there is anyone there at all. The falls crashing on the rocks below me, the sun rising over the mountains and the birds starting to wake up were all so perfect and calming. In the practice of meditation you search for moments like these, but sometimes they just come naturally.
It's always nice to revisit places that you haven't been in years and find they haven't changed at all. I'd forgotten how nice the view from Mt. Fairview above Lake Louise is. With the beautiful Turquoise water below you, Victoria glacier right beside you and Mt. Temple behind you, it's hard to not be humbled. This is an awesome starter hike for anyone to get into the alpine with fairly low difficulty and I'd highly recommend it!
This is by far one of my favourite drives and probably one of the most scenic on the planet. The Canadian Rockies are magnificent. If you have never been or it's on your bucket list I highly suggest going. The road to adventure is calling, what are you waiting for ?
Just went on an awesome little road trip through the Canadian Rockies and stopped at some of the classic spots. Being in these mountains always makes me feel so small and humble, especially the drive along the ice fields parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper. You're basically in a giant valley with mountains, glaciers, forests, rivers and lakes on either side of you. I always wonder how wild it must have looked before there were any signs of people around. Here was my first stop, a misty morning shrouding Peyto Lake.
After already hiking the distance to Miller Lake and Jade Lakes there was nothing better I could think of than a dip in the crystal clear waters of Eva lake. Along the way you'll still catch the last of some beautiful wildflowers, especially the bright pink monkey flowers. You'll see a lot of friendly little chipmunks, ground squirrels and Marmots. You'll pass through lush sub alpine forest and go over a rugged alpine pass. Finally you'll be rewarded with crisp, green and blue glacier lakes surrounded by mountains. Revelstoke you continue to blow my mind every day with your beauty, don't ever stop.
Did you know that the Milky Way has seasons? The best time to see the core in the Northern Hemisphere is from March to October, but the best time for viewing is late April to late July because the galactic center is visible for a longer period during the night. It's still out in full force early on in the night now though!
Where's your favourite place to watch the stars ✨?