Look what we found hiding above the clouds?? Beauty within the Beast. Definitely not Denali but it feels good to be back home 😊 First hike since May before shipping off to Alaska! She looked amazing as we broke through the clouds this morning☁ Enjoy your Summer Solstice!! ☀🔆
Travel Travel Travel Travel Travel Travel Travel
Get out of your comfort zone and explore! Sneak some time in before or after work, go somewhere you wouldn't go on a weekly basis. I'm traveling this weekend but it's no where you'd expect 😄 See what else is out there! ✌🌏
Pictured is the Northwest Face of Mt Hunter. At an elevation of 14,573 he towers over Base Camp. We met Mark Allen an awesome cool professional guide and his teammate (I can't remember his name 🙈)They were climbing the Beckey Chimney on the west ridge. During our midnight ops to Camp 1. With a 6 mile trip cooler temperatures help instead of the sweltering heat in the daytime 🔥🔥
Sorry not sorry I don't post everyday I have a life 😅 16 days with no cell service was a blessing. Simplifying my life high up on the mountains gave me reason to simplify my life lower down in the city. Pictured here is the West Buttress at 16,200 feet with Foraker in the background. 1,000 ft drop to the right, 2,000 ft drop to the left. Growing as an adult right out of college can be tough. I think slowing down and simplifying can be a welcoming feeling. Climbing a mountain such as Denali isn't that simple but can open other pathways in your life to better yourself and others around you ✌❤🤙
Sunrise via Camp 1 at an elevation of 7,800 ft Denalis SW face can be seen in the background. Cassin Ridge, Messner Coulior, along with Kahlitna Peaks around "the high one." COLD COLD mornings. If you were not in the cook tent or your own tent without all of your layers on it was FRIGID. I like to keep warm especially when temps are -35 below °F 😵
a storm was building up during yesterday's hike but it thankfully never reached us ⛰️
Overlooking part of the 43 mile long Kahiltna Glacier, the longest of glaciers in Denali National Park! Last Tuesday we left the Alaskan Range from our expedition. Bittersweet leaving wishing I was with friends and family some parts of the trip, others wishing I could stick around Alaska a bit longer 😉
Well hello there Mt. Hunter 👋 you certainly put on a show while the team was at basecamp. Here at 7,800 we flew from Talkeetna onto the glacier. From high winds on your summit, to hurtling icefalls and avalanches, you were a spectacle on the expedition Hunter! More to come!
Oh misty Foraker in the background. With an elevation of 17,400 ft this mountain is high up in the Alaskan Range. Here at 11,200 camp, Foraker dominates the skyline with Denali. Getting ready to fly back home, the experience has been warm and inviting even though the temperatures were blistering cold. I got open wounds on my lips due to the cold. It was hard and demoralizing at times but there's sun and good times around the corner 👌👍
running down a mountain after an exhausting sunrise hike is the best feeling ever ⛰️
16 days later...The Denali adventure concludes. No summit but that's what I wasn't aiming for. The experience was amazing. From the 4 feet of snowfall overnight, to the numbing -40F cold which I have never experienced. More to come! Pictured here is the West Buttress ridge which is exposed in some spots. Washburn's Thumb is located in the middle 👌
Camp set ups! Possibly one of my favourite afternoons.
Man there is so much snow on the mountains already for this time of the year. Its awesome. Hopefully some good boarding and adventures in the snow to come this winter!
This is a shot I captured of the Kaikoura Ranges a couple of weeks ago when flying @airnz
With the weather we are having I could imagine there is a bit more there now! .
#snowtime #kaikoiraranges #adventuretime #viewsfordays #winterislookinggood
morning view down the misty valley ⛰️
thxxx to those random people looking super cool next to the summit cross ⛰️
those 5 minutes when everything around you starts burning 🔥
Just chilling out for the afternoon. Soaking in those adventure vibes ⛰🌞
running around on mountaintops is definitely my favourite sport ⛰️
Surveying the beautiful Frankton and Lake Wakatipu. I love finding trig stations on my adventures, when I sand at them I feel on top of the world for a short time. The Remarkables is an amazing place to venture up if you havw time in Queenstown too. It has some awesome vantage points where you can see from the Gibbston Valley, through Arrowtoen, Lake Hayes, Frankton, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown. .
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Canon EF-M 11-22mm
#remarkable #remarkables #Queenstown #adventuring #trig #topoftheworld
views just don't get any better than this 🏞️
Do you realise that winter is almost here and you no longer need to get out of bed at 1am to catch sunrise. 🌞
Two valleys covered in a thick blanket of fog. You could say the 3 hours of sleep I got last night was worth it.
Take me back to the mountains. I miss these spots where you walk to places indescribable where photos hardly do it justice. I love surrounding myself in nature, adventuring with the people who I love.
I love my weekend adventures, unfortunately they never seem long enough!
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Taken by @heavscott
#mtcook #hikenz #bluebird #bestwalking #dayout #nzyourbeautiful
Just trying to get the better view!⛰
dogs are definitely the coolest hiking partners 🐕⛰️
when waking up at 2:30am turns out to be worth it 🌄