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John Scurlock

Aerial photography of mountains & glaciers across western North America @jaggedridgeimaging

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Early one morning: Mount Adams, looking to the southeast, May 11, 2011. This flight was conducted to obtain images for a magazine article. The hour was dictated in part by the need to get home for work.... #aerialphotography #climbing #skiing #mountadams #washingtonstate #volcano #wilderness #jaggedridgeimaging #flying #mountains
Oregon’s South Sister, with Le Conte Crater and Rock Mesa in the foreground. This image comes from a photographic flight conducted in 2009 which originated in Bend. The view looks to the northeast; the Middle and North Sisters are at left. Mount Jefferson and even an extremely faint Mount Hood can be seen at distant left. #aerialphotography #oregon #threesisterswilderness #climbing #skiing #jaggedridgeimaging #flying #volcanoes
Hall Peak in the Leaning Towers group, Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park, British Columbia. My first visit to this lonesome region was in the fall of 2008, during the course of a flight from Invermere to Nelson; a slight diversion to investigate an unfamiliar group of jagged peaks resulted in this and numerous other photographs. The view here looks to the north. #aerialphotography #climbing #wilderness #canada #britishcolumbia #purcells #jaggedridgeimaging #flying
Pearson Peak sits about nine km northwesterly off the tip of British Columbia’s Kakwa Provincial Park. This is an extremely remote region of the northern Rockies, a seldom-visited area where big glaciated alpine peaks become more widely dispersed and less prominent in height. It’s generally the domain of wolves, grizzly bears, moose, and caribou - and rarely, climbers and possibly skiers, if they long for some of the most isolated country in the Rockies. This particular view looks to the south, past Pearson’s NE face. The peak at L background is called Domesday. None of the glaciers are named on maps. #aerialphotography #climbing #skiing #canada #britishcolumbia #canadianrockies #jaggedridgeimaging #mountains #wilderness
The twin Jacobsen Peaks anchor the north end of the Monarch Icefield in the Pacific Ranges of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains. East Jacobsen is at left, West Jacobsen at right. The view looks to the south. #climbing #skiing #aerialphotography #britishcolumbia #canada #mountains #flying #jaggedridgeimaging #coastmountains #monarchicefield
The Chinese Wall in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness. This image comes from a glacier photography flight conducted in September, 2009, originating in Kalispell and ending in Red Lodge. I had completed photographing glaciers in Glacier National Park, and after covering the Swan Range, was headed to the Beartooth/Absaroka mountains for the next part of the project. Glaciologists had suggested several sites in ‘the Bob’ where, though doubtful, glacier ice might be found. None was, however, so I continued on to the Crazy Mountains, and after working there for a short time, dropped into Livingston for fuel before heading to Red Lodge. #aerialphotography #montana #bobmarshallwilderness #wilderness #mountains #jaggedridgeimaging #flying #rockies #climbing #continentaldivide
Late in the day, looking south to Glacier Peak past Boston & Sahale Peaks at left. Sharkfin Tower is at center. This image was made in late November in 2013. #aerialphotography #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark #mountains #jaggedridgeimaging #climbing #skiing #flying #washingtonstate #wilderness
The Canadian Rockies are replete with a glittering array of great alpine peaks. The Ramparts, in the Tonquin Valley of Mount Robson Provincial Park, are surely among the most amazing of these. This view comes from a flight conducted in May of 2012 out of Valemount with my old friend Steph Abegg. The view looks southeasterly. Mount Geikie is the peak at right. I’ve been fortunate to photograph this area from the air a number of times; I’ll never tire of it. #aerialphotography #canadianrockies #britishcolumbia #canada #mountrobsonprovincialpark #ramparts #climbing #mountains #jaggedridgeimaging #flying
I just happened to pass by Quadra Mountain one day and I took this photograph of its north face. #kootenaynationalpark #canadianrockies #alberta #britishcolumbia #canada #mountains #climbing #iceclimbing #skiing #flying #aerialphotography #jaggedridgeimaging
The Resthaven Icefield sits in the remote northwestern corner of Jasper National Park along its border with the Willmore Wilderness. If you were to travel northwesterly beyond this area, you would not encounter another ice body of this size in the Rockies for more than 600 kilometers - until you came to the Lloyd George Icefield, in the far north of British Columbia. (There are other smaller glaciers along the way). The two named peaks here (seen on the skyline in this image) are Resthaven, at right/center, and Mount Lucifer, the pointed summit at upper center. The ‘slope’ glacier at lower center is evidently a shadow of its former self; it’s not named on maps. #aerialphotography #canadianrockies #alberta #canada #climbing #skiing #jaspernationalpark #willmorewilderness #mountains #flying #glaciers #jaggedridgeimaging #climatechange
Mt Dag’s amazing north face, two views. This is the biggest wall in the Valhalla Ranges, northwest of Nelson, British Columbia. To Dag’s right are Little Dag and Batwing. #jaggedridgeimaging #aerialphotography #climbing #valhallas #britishcolumbia #canada #mountains #bigwalls #flying #skiing
The north face of Snowside Mountain. This is in the region south of Bella Coola, near the War Drum Glacier. Mount Monarch sits far to the south, at distant center/left. I was inspired to visit Snowside by a photograph in John Baldwin’s great book ‘Mountains Of The Coast’. #aerialphotography #skiing #climbing #coastmountains #britishcolumbia #canada #glaciers #jaggedridgeimaging #flying #wilderness
Consider the north face of Hozomeen’s south peak - an enigma like no other part of the mountain. Difficult to see, even from the air, and even then, withholding its secrets unless a bit of snow pulls the curtain aside for a bit. It’s right up there as one of the most difficult mountain faces I’ve photographed, due to its close proximity to the north peak. (The east face of SE Mox Peak, the west face of the North Howser Tower, Mt Combatant’s Skywalk Buttress, and the north face of the North Twin Tower are others that are very challenging and dangerous aerial subjects). This image was obtained late on the afternoon of November 10, 2012. #aerialphotography #jaggedridgeimaging #mountains #northcascades #flying #climbing #pasaytenwilderness #hozomeen #washingtonstate
To photograph the upper northeast face of Hozomeen’s north peak requires careful maneuvering close against the international border. This image comes from a flight conducted on a late December afternoon in 2010. The remnants of storm clouds are pushing against the mountain’s west face but clearer weather is seen beyond its left shoulder. #aerialphotography #northcascades #climbing #skiing #flying #mountains #washingtonstate #pasaytenwilderness #jaggedridgeimaging #hozomeen
From Hozomeen’s south peak, one’s eye is drawn far southeast, out to the three giants lurking at the remote heart of the great Pasayten Wilderness: Osceola, Carru, Lago... #aerialphotography #jaggedridgeimaging #pasaytenwilderness #climbing #skiing #flying #mountains #washingtonstate #northcascades #wilderness
That fabled spot: Desolation Peak fire lookout, during a brief sunrise visit in early April, 2011... #aerialphotography #northcascades #desolationpeak #jaggedridgeimaging #wilderness #washingtonstate #mountains #flying #skiing #desolationangels #kerouac
This unnamed nunatak divides the Sulphide and Crystal glaciers on Mt. Shuksan’s southeast flank. Nooksack Tower lurks in the background at right. The view looks to the north. #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark #jaggedridgeimaging #aerialphotography #flying #skiing #climbing #mountains #glaciers #mtshuksan
When traveling from Dease Lake to the Stikine Icefield by air, this is your introduction to a wondrous realm of ice and glaciers of rather astonishing size and proliferation: The north faces of Mussell (L) and Noel Peaks. #aerialphotography #stikineicefield #glaciers #climbing #skiing #flying #jaggedridgeimaging #mountains #britishcolumbia #canada
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