This was by far the most difficult project I've ever attempted. Hundreds of feet of jugging ropes and hauling backpacks full of gear and tripods up and down sandstone cliffs. Losing the first week of shooting due to heavy winds and having to return to finish. Trying to coordinate new techniques and cameras for filming. Countless hours in the hot desert sun. So pumped on how it finally came out though. Big thanks to Scott Rogers for helping with the B-camera and the rest of the Moab Monkeys for all their help. Hope you enjoy and please share if you do!
I was incredibly happy to shoot this story for AARP's instagram campaign. I met Bob Passerini while climbing at Echo Cliffs a few months ago. He was climbing harder routes than anyone I personally know, and doing so at 51-years-old. These images are from a casual Sunday afternoon climbing with his wife, Jane. He sent Pretty in Pink (5.12b) and State of Grace (5.13c) seemingly effortlessly. After 30 years of climbing, he's still pushing his own limits and climbing harder than ever. Absolutely inspiring. I hope I can crush like him at that age.
First time I've been to Tuolumne Meadows. What a spectacular place. The domes and waves of granite looks other-worldly. Climbed West Crack on Daff Dome and Regular Route on Fairview Dome. Can't wait to get back. Here's a series of snaps from my 5D and Iphone. Not sure why, but Blogspot has been messing with my colors more than usual. May be switching platforms soon. But until then, I hope you enjoy and happy summer!