The weather was glorious, the opposite of last year. Day 2 was a sunrise day – my favorites. We awoke at 5:30 am to shoot the sunrise over Sugar Plum Spire. Words cannot describe the place, the view or the experience.Continue Reading
If I had thought that last year’s helihiking photo tour was spectacular, this years adventure was out of the realm of description. Better scenery, better weather, better shots, better group, and better photographer/leader. It was both literally and figuratively OVER THE TOP.Continue Reading
It’s fair to say, I think, I have a rocky relationship. Continue Reading
That’s all I can say. I finally got around to working on my mountain photos. I had some time to work on them while at my parent’s this past week. It helped kept me from getting too depressed – but in betweeen business meetings and lawyers etc, photography was a welcome distraction.
The helicopter dropped us off on the snowcovered glacier, and we hiked up to the top of the cliff. Took a few shots of the view, and some panos with the 10.5 mm lens. The we scrambled down a boulder field to the “lake” which was quite a scene given that the boulders were the size of cars!
After reaching the base, we had lunch and enjoyed the view and the camaraderie. All the while our helicopter waited above on the snowpack.
The trick came in the hike back up there. Back through the boulders, a scree slope made soft and mushy and unstable due to the 3 rainy days previously! Got to the top of the snowpack and then skiied down to the heli. Not literally skiied of course, but being from Manitoba I know how to make light work of a snow hill!!!
These images are the ones I shot with my phone, once I get home and process the others I’ll post a gallery.
What do you think – was the scree scramble worth it?
The countdown has started. My heli-hiking photo tour is a mere 5 weeks away. I cannot believe it’s so close already. I booked in February, and now September is just around the corner.Continue Reading
I guess you can call it the “around the world by private jet photo excursion lite.” I don’ t know how exactly I stumbled up on this – I really wish I could trace the events, but whether it was by some cosmic plan, or a nice “co-incidence” I found it…Continue Reading
Maybe it’s global warming (!), or just that it’s mid September after a HOT summer, and I’ve never been in the mountains so late in the year, but the majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies are strangely devoid of their classic snow caps. They are naked!Continue Reading