Tengboche Monastery

Perched on a hill between the Everest and Gokyo Valleys, Tengboche village is one of the first stops on the Everest base camp circuit that has a panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. There is a monastery at the center of the village where visitors can observe Buddhist monks following the ancient rituals of their religion.

Khumbu Valley, Himalayas, Nepal.

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/1600th
  4. Focal Length: 15mm

Mt. Gimli Sunrise

Valhalla Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 15mm

Secrets of the West Coast

Only accessible at high tide. No trail, you have to make your own way :)

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/500th
  4. Focal Length: 28mm

The Wall

Everest and Lhotse, highest and fourth highest mountains in the world respectively. Few people have attempted climbing Lhotse from this side and many have died trying.

Khumbu Valley, Himalayas Nepal

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/10
  3. Exposure: 1/640th
  4. Focal Length: 100mm

Glacial Lake

Island Peak Base Camp, Khumbu Valley, Himalayas, Nepal

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/13
  3. Exposure: 1/320th
  4. Focal Length: 15mm

Like Stirring Cream into Coffee

Another shot of the amazing cloud formations over the Lhotse wall.

Taken from Dingboche village, Khumbu Valley, Himalayas, Nepal

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/14
  3. Exposure: 1/1250th
  4. Focal Length: 84mm

Knife-Edge

Karsten tiptoes along a spectacular ridgeline in the Tantalus range of BC after a successful day climbing mt. Dione. Mt. Alpha can be seen in the top left.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/1000th
  4. Focal Length: 28mm

Chukhung Ri

Khumbu Valley, Himalayas, Nepal.

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/11
  3. Exposure: 1/250th
  4. Focal Length: 15mm

Playing Russian Roulette with the waves

Juan de Fuca Trail, West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC Canada

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/400th
  4. Focal Length: 70mm

Dingboche Village

Khumbu Valley, Himalayas, Nepal

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/11
  3. Exposure: 1/400th
  4. Focal Length: 27mm

Cerro Torre (left) and Fitzroy massif (right)

El Chalten, Argentinian Patagonia

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/1000th
  4. Focal Length: 85mm

One day we’ll look back and call this the golden age

Climbing mount Sir Donald, Glacier National Park, BC, Canada, August 2014.

See the mountain here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/karstosis/2305564904/
We were on the knife-edge on the left.

  • 15 hours on the mountain
  • 6 hours of simulclimbing up
  • 18 rappels
  • Hands-down the most skill-testing and challenging climb we’ve done yet

What. A. Day.

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/2000th
  4. Focal Length: 15mm

Forest fire burning in the night

Valhalla Provincial Park, BC, Canada

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 781"
  4. Focal Length: 15mm

Torres del Paine, Chilean Patagonia

  1. Camera: Nikon D90
  2. Aperture: f/11
  3. Exposure: 1/500th
  4. Focal Length: 16mm

Sometimes I wonder which side is “real life” and which side is the dream?

Isn’t feeling alive what life is all about?

Summit of mt. Gimli after climbing it in 7 pitches via the South Ridge Valhalla Provincial Park, BC, Canada

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 15mm