Burstal Pass Touring

Burstal Pass Touring

A fun day out with friends.  Fantastic spring conditions meant the only thing we were concerned about was cornices falling off overhanging cliffs.  That and sunburn!

Bow Summit Tour

Bow Summit Tour

Normally when we head to Bow Summit we see the ski tracks on the best patches of snow and can only speculate on how much fun those skiers would have had.  Not today however, with a fresh snowfall we were the ones to enjoy the fresh tracks.  I hope everyone else knows how much fun we had making them when they look up to see them.

Mt Temple Hike

Mt Temple Hike

After three years of working opposite Mt Temple I finally had my opportunity to hike it.  This mountain must have appeared as a backdrop in hundreds of my photos, so of course I was keen to stand on it.  Fortuitous timing as it turned out, the next weekend the peak would be too covered in snow to attempt.

Skoki Lodge Trail Breaking

Skoki Lodge Trail Breaking

We look forward to this all year!  One of the treats of working at the Lake Louise Ski Area.  The annual trail braking to Skoki Lodge.  With plenty of snow on the ground from an epic season the staff at the Ski area are offered a pretty good deal.  Be the first to hike to Skoki for the season and stomp the last seasons snow on the trail for the paying customers.  In return we receive the fantastic hospitality of the Skoki staff and the chance to spend a night getting to know each other.  It was this sense of comrade and shared adventure that I concentrated on capturing for this project.

 

As for the technical parts, this was the first time that I used a 50mm lense for some of the close up shots.  I was kicking myself for not using a lavalier Mike for the interview instead using my DSLR’s internal Mike.  Unfortunately the audio was so bad I had to go back to re-record the interview.  Live and learn

As we were heading out we encountered the first paying visitors for the season.  While they were unprepared for the hike, they ended up finding the trail so hard they actually had to get helicoptered out… I feel like we failed them somehow.

 

The Franklin River

The Franklin River

Ever since reading “Death of a River Guide” I have wanted to raft the Franklin.  I never thought that I would be rafting it as a guide but that just made it sweeter.  The Franklin is a 10 day trip in the remote South West Conservation area of Tasmania.  Off the top of my head I cannot think of a  river that is more remote.