Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter ascent to 4000m

The ridge connecting Cupid and Grizzly Peak

Looking south from Grizzly Peak. Thin air above 4000m


Nicest backdrop ever!

Alin climbing the north face of Grizzly Peak

After a noisy night spent in tent in a parking lot next to Co 6 (No overnight parking or camping permitted in Loveland Pass) we started climbing the ridge linking Loveland Pass and Torreys Peak, on the Continental Divide in the Front Range. Perfect weather (although windy at times), asolutely nobody up there, amazing visibility with mountain ranges everywhere you looked. A true alpine landscape captured with my Canon G10. Very happy with my latest aquisition, small, sturdy, capable camera. No more lugging big cameras on the mountains. Enjoy the rest of the pics here


Now, that's a slope! Hard to go back to Wisconsin after this


On the Continental Divide, snowmobil day

Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Breckenridge in the background

CO 6 towards Loveland Pass

Our trip to Colorado was awesome. Couple of days snowboarding on the slopes of A-basin, one snowmobil race in Swan River Basin Area, climbing a 4000 m peak in the Front Range... Way to go!
Some shots from the A-Basin Ski Area, a remote place with just a few connoisseurs around during the week-days. See the whole album here

Friday, January 9, 2009


Looking through my old photographs taken with the Rebel, nostalgia has taken upon me... That damn place is so irrisistible for me that I decided to just jump into my car and go back. Not in the distant future, not in the spring, not next month. This Sunday. My brother, me and my camera. Some snowboarding and some mountaineering. Sleeping in a tent, cooking on a propane stove. Kicking steps with our crampons. Kicking ass on the slopes of Vail or Aspen. Ultimate fun, ultimate freedom. Stay tuned for some new shots, until then enjoy the old ones. Here they are...   

A friendly bird, possibly a Northern Shrike but I'm not sure 

Leadville, Colorado

Chris aka SeaPea, my mate from UK

Frozen moments...

Defreezing moments... Mezcal!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Utah Revisited

La Sal Mountains, Utah. The early spanish explorers
named this beautiful and remote range La Sal (Salt). 
The were convinced they were covered with salt as 
couldn't believe it was possible to have snow-capped
mountains in the middle of the dessert

Selective erosion sculptured these amazing cliffs

Balanced rock

Feel free to imagine what's the meaning of this

My dear friend Chris, practicing levitation

On January 1st 2006, on route to Las Vegas, Nevada coming from Colorado, we made a quick stop to visit Arches National Park. It was well worth it, the park became one of my favorite places on the face of Earth. Here's some images that I like, click on the link to see more. 

Photographs taken with a Canon Rebel XT and kit lens + a cheap Sigma 70-300 mm.