National Geographic Photographer // Filmmaker // North Face Athlete
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Ciao for now. You never disappoint....
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Tis the season....Everest North Face and a clear view of the Hornbein Couloir. The mountain still hasn't seen a new route since the Russians climbed a directissima straight up the middle of the 9000ft North Face in 2004. Hope it's a safe season for everyone... #film
Everyone has their morning rituals to get them out the door. @hanahliving stopped by to film a typical morning this winter....they pretty much nailed it and probably shared a bit more than I prefer but that's what happens when you let someone in the house to film first thing in the morning. Check the link in my bio if you want to see me half awake. @jxnfigs
Spent the day thinking of @steckueli while looking through the archives for a photo of him. Nice to remember the big grin and the glint in his eye. Ueli died yesterday climbing in the Himalaya. We lost a grand human being. It was an honor to cross paths and work together with him over the years and I always felt fortunate to get a small slice of his knowledge and perspective on life and the mountains. Time with Ueli was always awe inducing particularly because you knew how much he could be doing with an hour. Those moments and thoughts will certainly be treasured. Thanks for your time Ueli. My deepest condolences to the family. RIP
Thanks to all those that march today for the planet, for the climate. This shouldn't be a political issue. The US is the only industrialized country that does not embrace the science behind climate change.
We’re still debating whether it’s real, while the rest of the world has moved on to clean energy innovation and leadership. Thanks for the vision @jeremyjones. #peoplesclimatemarch#march4pow@protectourwinters
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President Trump just signed an Executive Order calling for a review of National Monuments yesterday, public land that has been protected for its beauty and inherent value. These public lands also help sustain an $887b outdoor industry that creates 7.6 million jobs. At stake is the recent Bears Ears National Monument, as well as Grand Staircase Escalante, and hundreds millions more acres of protected places, places I find sacred and important to preserve for my kids, the future and this country. President Trump and Secretary Zinke need to hear from you. The @outdooralliance has made it easy for you to send a message. Please take a moment to send a message about the importance of these protected public lands by checking out the link in my bio.
Just "skiing" in the Tetons.... Not all ski lines in the Tetons are created equal. Some end in wide open glory turns....and some end like this. I'm doing an FB Live today at 10am MST w @revo. Going through my gear room and talking about what I pack on backcountry trips like these and answering questions about...well, basically whatever you want. Swing on by. Link in bio. Another by @dougworkman
Dropping into the dark side....Incredible to spend close to 20 years in the Tetons now and still have such a long tick list of lines left to ski. More notably, most of us are still just trying to get to all the first descents guys like Mark Newcomb, Hans Johnstone, Stephen Koch, Doug Coombs, Tom Turiano and Kent McBride were putting down in the nineties. Thanks for the vision and inspiration gentlemen. Nice to check a couple boxes last week. #spookyface@dougworkman
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@dougworkman getting alpine from another trip into the mountains last week. I went on my first major expedition to Pakistan with Doug in 1999. We’ve had a quite a few adventures and a lot of good laughs since then. It’s always easier to move through the mountains with someone you know that well. I don’t get to see him much these days as he seems to travel non stop guiding epic ski and climbing trips around the world. I'd say he's gotten it figured out. Give him a follow at @dougworkman if you want to see what an endless season of fun looks like. #iphone
Birds eye of the Southern Patagonian Icecap, Chile. Size and scale are difficult to discern from the air (and I'm still just getting oriented to the area)...but it's pretty safe to say this is some massive terrain. Feels like AK. BIG. Thanks for the lift Rodrigo! #rodrigonoriega@tompkins_conservation@natgeo
Two time women’s freeskiing world title winner, first person to ski from the 7 Summits (including Everest), badass ski mountaineer, 10 year veteran of The North Face Athlete Team, wife and mother of two. @kitdski must be doing something right.... Check her morning RITUALS here http://bit.ly/KitRitualJC or at the link in my bio. Give @hanahliving a follow to stay posted on what keeps me going and healthy.... #hanahliving
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Great to finally meet author, filmmaker and artist Lito Tejada -Flores last week in Chile. He was one of the original high angle filmers on El Capitan in the mid sixties, climbing and filming on the classic climbing cult film "El Capitan." He was also one of Doug Tompkins' early climbing partners. In 1968, using an old Bolex camera, Lito filmed the infamous Fun Hogs trip w Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins and Dick Dorworth when they road tripped, climbed, skied and surfed from Ventura California to Patagonia, eventually making the first ascent of the California route on Fitzroy w the crew, sharing the lifestyle of the adventure dirtbag climber to a generation (and many to come) in the film Mountain of Storms. Always thankful for those before us that showed us the way.... and the guy has style for days.... #legend#respect@tompkins_conservation