Saturday, 17 March 2018

From Tavistock to Norway - Polar Training

Something's changed.  Adventure now seems to have a capital A in my life.  Bi-product #6 is need to do some polar exploring.  So, February saw me in the mountains of Norway on a Polar Expedition Training week.  Cross-country skiing, pulling pulls, camping in very low temperatures.

We were gifted about 1 metre of snow whilst doing it which caused some issues, but never having enough of the white stuff meant that was fine by me.

More more more.  Svalbard next hopefully.

Snow Minimalism

Wilderness Camping in Deep Snow 
Hills, Pulks, Cross-Country Skis, Deep Snow.  Hmm
Snow Storm Camping

Cutting a Trail in Snow

10 minute Break on the Hour

Morning Sunshine through Tent
Yes Please

Sunshine after the Storm

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The Mighty Yosemite - A Photographer's Dream

Visceral.  Walking in Yosemite Valley and on the High Sierra was almost painful, the need and urge to photograph everything was almost overwhelming.  There is no place quite like it and I am totally bewitched by it.

Hugh white granite cliffs tower over the deep valley that was deeply carved by glaciers.  The granite peels off in layers and tumbles down to the valley floor amid the glacial erratics left by the ghost of the river glaciers.

It is cold and bright; the trees smell of candy and incense and the leaves of the hardwoods glow in the sun.  Trees and rocks, trees and rocks.  I love it.

Yosemite Valley

Tree Sunset from Sentinel Dome, Yosemite

Yosemite Trees in Sunlight

Looking over Yosemite Valley from the Fissures

Half Dome at Sunset in Yosemite

Smoke in the Sierra Nevada Woods

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite

Trail to Cloud's Rest, Yosemite

View from Cloud's rest over Half Dome & Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Wilderness & Moon

New growth under Burnt Trees

Lyell River Valley, Tuolumne Meadows

Autumn Shrubs in Yosemite

Mirror Lake, Yosemite

Black Oaks, Yosemite Valley