Thursday, 23 March 2017

Film: Cerro Torre feat. David Lama | Now on Red Bull TV

Finally, Cerro Torre: A Snowball's Chance In Hell is available to watch right now, for free, on Red Bull TV. And it even has English subtitles (the first time I saw this was in a cinema in Salzburg, all in German and didn't get half of the story).

The film follows David's three separate attempts to free climb the 'Impossible Mountain'. There's also a great insight into the struggles the film crew face on such a long and difficult project as well as a whole bunch of extra clips.

Watch it right now here:



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

5 Outdoor Sports Athletes You Should Follow on Instagram

Following on to my recommended photographers to follow on Instagram post, I thought I'd also mention a few of the best outdoor sports athletes I have on my feed...

Melissa Arnot Reid - @melissaarnot 

Guide, athlete, adventurer

Melissa is a badass. She's climbed Everest 6 times and is the first American woman to successfully summit and descend it without supplemental oxygen. She's been a mountain guide since 2004 and co-founded The Juniper Fund, a resource to provide financial support to families of local workers killed in the mountains of Nepal. Her Instagram will fill you with inspiration to get out into the mountains more.

www.melissaarnot.com


Candide Thovex - @candidethovex

Skier

Candide is a professional freeskier, winning many big competitions over the years, but is more recently famous for his jaw-dropping POV videos that have caught the world's attention. He's racked up over 38 million views on his YouTube channel and his Instagram continues to wow its followers (just check out the video below).



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Blake Samson - @zimblake

Mountain Biker

Blake rides for Madison bikes and is also a presenter on GMBN, currently the fastest growing mountain bike YouTube channel. Full of energy and constantly uploading funny Instagram pictures and videos, he's well worth a follow.



Sandra Lahnsteiner - @sandralahnsteiner

Skier

As well as being a professional skier, Sandra Lahnsteiner is the director and filmmaker behind the all-female ski movies, Shades of Winter. Her Instagram documents her busy and fun-loving life, constantly travelling, making movies and of course, skiing.




Brody Leven - @brodyleven

Skier

If you're an Instagram stories junky, then Brody is the man to follow. He posts multiple times a day, giving an insight into his life as pro-skier. He's light-hearted, funny and good on camera.


Monday, 13 March 2017

Recommended: Ski Mountaineering Skills Video Series

If you're just starting out ski mountaineering or even if you're already a bit of a pro, I'd recommend this useful 11-part video series with Andrew McLean by Backcountry Mag and Outdoor Research. They cover everything from the basics of ski touring, right through to expedition planning.

Here are a couple of the vids:



Sunday, 12 March 2017

5 Outdoor Sports Photographers You Should be Following on Instagram

The outdoor and adventure sports photography market seems to be flooded with talented and upcoming individuals right now. Here are five that stand out for me (and that you probably haven't heard of... yet).

Ashley Barker - @barkerfoto

Ashley's been in the business for over 15 years now and has an impressive editorial and commercial client list. Her insta feed is full of skiers and snowboarders pulling off epic tricks in the big mountains.


Martin Erd - @martinerdphoto

Martin was one of the few hand-picked photographers to shoot the Suzuki Nine Knights last year and won the Best Illumination category in the photo comp. He's based in Munich and his insta channel will give you a mix of action, lifestyle and behind the scenes shots.


Claudia Ziegler - @claudia.ziegler

If you're into your climbing, you've probably seen some of Claudia's work in magazines or on posters. She had two images in the Red Bull Illume finals last year and her feed is full of incredible outdoor climbing and scenic vistas.  

Christoph Oberschneider - @coberschneider

Christoph is one of the most active photographers on my instagram feed. He seems to be constantly in the mountains shooting skiers and mountain bikers, so I've no idea how he has the time to edit and upload his shots so frequently. Clearly very talented, last year he won the Pro Alpinism category of the King of Dolomites photo comp.

Jaanus Ree - @jaanusree

Jaanus has no shortage of creativity, achieving three finalist images in the New Creativity category of Red Bull Illume, including one capturing the reflection of a bmx-er in a cat's eyes. He's using that creativity in his coverage of the WRC rally around the world, which you can check in the regular posts on his instagram feed.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Landscape Photography in the Allgäu Alps, Bavaria

I've been based in the Allgäu Alps, about an hour south of Munich, for 6 months now and it has some of the most stunning scenery in Europe. 

Here's a selection of landscape shots (you can see more on my instagram and website):



















Shooting a Daily Vlog During the World's Toughest Adventure Race - Part 1

Earlier this year I got a phone call from Red Bull athlete, Paul Guschlbauer , asking if I was up for shooting and editing a daily vlog wit...