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2012-03-25 21:19:22 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Eldorado Peak (8876 ft)

This photo was shot from the top of Eldorado Peak in North Cascades National Park way back in 2003 when I was just getting into mountaineering. We had ascended to high camp on the glacier and after setting up the tents went to "check out the climb". But soon we decided to just "go for it". We summited by sunset which provided great light for taking photos. However, stumbling back down over the glacier, seeing crevasses in the last moment, we barely found the tents. Luckily we had placed a few wands on the glacier.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell

Most reshares: 17

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2012-08-05 21:34:22 (16 comments, 17 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

French Direct Route up Alpamayo, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

This is a close up shot of some climbers in the French Direct route up Alpamayo's south east face.  The chute is about 500m high and goes straight from the bergschrund to the summit.  The steepness is about 45-50 degrees so not quite as steep as it might appear on this photo.  When we climbed the route the next morning, we used fixed ropes to prevent somebody from falling down.

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#climbing   #mountaineering   #mountainclimbing   #peru #perumonday  

Most plusones: 66

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2012-07-29 22:17:28 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

On the way to Alpamayo, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

This is probably the fourth or fifth photo with Alpamayo (5947 m) that I've been posting in the past weeks -- sorry about that!  But I think that such a magnificent mountain justifies a bit of spamming...  

It looks like these guys are descending but in fact they are negotiating their way up the glacier to Alpamayo high camp.  What a fun glacier and what great weather we had!  The weather was like this almost every day during the 4 weeks trip!

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley, +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +mountain photos
#1000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#climbing   #mountaineering   #mountainclimbing   #peru  #perumonday... more »

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2013-11-20 23:22:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Went paragliding on Sunday to pass the time to skitouring season!

Went paragliding on Sunday to pass the time to skitouring season!___

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2013-03-04 04:18:29 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Galapagos Islands 2013

I'm just back from a week on (and between) the Galapagos Islands.  It was an expensive endeavour but totally worth it.  A once-in-a-lifetime experience and heaven for a photographer!

#galapagos   #galapagosislands    #animals   #animalsphotography   #animalphotography   #animalportraits   #birds   #seelöwen   #iguanathursday   #iguanas   #turtletuesday   #turtlethursday   #turtles   #pelican  

Galapagos Islands 2013

I'm just back from a week on (and between) the Galapagos Islands.  It was an expensive endeavour but totally worth it.  A once-in-a-lifetime experience and heaven for a photographer!

#galapagos   #galapagosislands    #animals   #animalsphotography   #animalphotography   #animalportraits   #birds   #seelöwen   #iguanathursday   #iguanas   #turtletuesday   #turtlethursday   #turtles   #pelican  ___

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2012-12-16 02:46:15 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Cerro Torre, Patagonia, Argentina

A few days ago I returned from a trek through Patagonia's Parque nacional Los Glaciares.  One of the highlights was camping at Cerro Torre's base camp at Lago Torre.  This picture was taken at 10:30pm, just after the sun had set.  The days are long (and the nights still cold) this time of year in Patagonia...

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , and +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#argentina   #cerrotorre  
#10000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER and +Walter Soestbergen 
#plusphotoextract  by +Jarek Klimek 

Cerro Torre, Patagonia, Argentina

A few days ago I returned from a trek through Patagonia's Parque nacional Los Glaciares.  One of the highlights was camping at Cerro Torre's base camp at Lago Torre.  This picture was taken at 10:30pm, just after the sun had set.  The days are long (and the nights still cold) this time of year in Patagonia...

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , and +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#argentina   #cerrotorre  
#10000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER and +Walter Soestbergen 
#plusphotoextract  by +Jarek Klimek ___

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2012-12-08 17:17:42 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

On the road to El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina

A couple days ago I travelled to El Chalten which is the access town to the Cerro Torre/Cerro Fitz Roy range.  The weather was amazing.  I took this photo from the moving bus with my camera dangling over the drivers head.  Quite dangerous as the bus driver seemed to be in a hurry and was driving very "dynamic" and I nearly fell into his gear lever...

The spiky mountain in the center is Cerro Torre and the fat mountain on the right is Cerro Fitz Roy.


#amazinglandscapes   by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard  and +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#argentina   #cerrotorre   #fitzroy  
#10000photographer... more »

On the road to El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina

A couple days ago I travelled to El Chalten which is the access town to the Cerro Torre/Cerro Fitz Roy range.  The weather was amazing.  I took this photo from the moving bus with my camera dangling over the drivers head.  Quite dangerous as the bus driver seemed to be in a hurry and was driving very "dynamic" and I nearly fell into his gear lever...

The spiky mountain in the center is Cerro Torre and the fat mountain on the right is Cerro Fitz Roy.


#amazinglandscapes   by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard  and +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#argentina   #cerrotorre   #fitzroy  
#10000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER and +Walter Soestbergen ___

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2012-12-08 16:51:10 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Forgot to share this as public

Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina

This is a photo of a part of the Iguazu Falls at the border between Brazil and Argentina (and close to Paraguay too).  The falls have a width of over 2.5 km, are up to 60m high and make for a number of interesting strolls.  I have never seen so much falling water in my life -- what a spectacle!

This was nearly a month ago.  I've since moved via Buenos Aires to Patagonia.  I'm slow catching up on photos...

#landscapephotography  by +Landscape Photography , +David Heath Williams , and +Margaret Tompkins 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World by +Robert SKREINER and +Walter Soestbergen 
#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#waterfallwednesday  +Eric Leslie 
#brazil   #argentina   #iguazufalls   #waterfall  ___Forgot to share this as public

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2012-11-13 18:43:08 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Rio de Janeiro from Sugarloaf Mountain (396 m), Brazil

I'm currently travelling through South America.  My first stop was Rio de Janeiro, a fascinating city, where I spent 5 days, doing the touristy stuff, visiting a Favela, hanging out at the beach, and so on.

For this shot I had to wait 3 days as Sugarloaf Mountain was always in the clouds during sunset.  But on the fourth day I got lucky and enjoyed a great sunset with very few people on top.  

You can see Copacabana beach on the left. The mountain in the foreground is Morro da Urca (measly 200 m high), where one has to change the cable car.  On the right, peeking through the clouds, is the illuminated statue Cristo Redentor which I was visiting earlier that day by a cog railway.

#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#landscapephotography  by +Landscape Photography , +David HeathWilliams ... more »

Rio de Janeiro from Sugarloaf Mountain (396 m), Brazil

I'm currently travelling through South America.  My first stop was Rio de Janeiro, a fascinating city, where I spent 5 days, doing the touristy stuff, visiting a Favela, hanging out at the beach, and so on.

For this shot I had to wait 3 days as Sugarloaf Mountain was always in the clouds during sunset.  But on the fourth day I got lucky and enjoyed a great sunset with very few people on top.  

You can see Copacabana beach on the left. The mountain in the foreground is Morro da Urca (measly 200 m high), where one has to change the cable car.  On the right, peeking through the clouds, is the illuminated statue Cristo Redentor which I was visiting earlier that day by a cog railway.

#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#landscapephotography  by +Landscape Photography , +David Heath Williams , and +Margaret Tompkins 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World by +Robert SKREINER and +Walter Soestbergen
#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker
#brazil   #riodejaneiro   #nightphotography  ___

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2012-10-07 18:15:17 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Artesonraju (6025 m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru

I shot this photo of Artesonraju, supposedly the mountain in the Paramount Pictures logo, at sunset after a very long and tiring day in which we climbed Alpamayo and hiked al the way to the base camp down in the valley.

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#peru   #perumonday  

Artesonraju (6025 m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru

I shot this photo of Artesonraju, supposedly the mountain in the Paramount Pictures logo, at sunset after a very long and tiring day in which we climbed Alpamayo and hiked al the way to the base camp down in the valley.

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#peru   #perumonday  ___

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2012-08-05 21:34:22 (16 comments, 17 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

French Direct Route up Alpamayo, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

This is a close up shot of some climbers in the French Direct route up Alpamayo's south east face.  The chute is about 500m high and goes straight from the bergschrund to the summit.  The steepness is about 45-50 degrees so not quite as steep as it might appear on this photo.  When we climbed the route the next morning, we used fixed ropes to prevent somebody from falling down.

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#climbing   #mountaineering   #mountainclimbing   #peru #perumonday  

French Direct Route up Alpamayo, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

This is a close up shot of some climbers in the French Direct route up Alpamayo's south east face.  The chute is about 500m high and goes straight from the bergschrund to the summit.  The steepness is about 45-50 degrees so not quite as steep as it might appear on this photo.  When we climbed the route the next morning, we used fixed ropes to prevent somebody from falling down.

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +Mountain Photos 
#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#climbing   #mountaineering   #mountainclimbing   #peru #perumonday  ___

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2012-07-29 22:17:28 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

On the way to Alpamayo, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

This is probably the fourth or fifth photo with Alpamayo (5947 m) that I've been posting in the past weeks -- sorry about that!  But I think that such a magnificent mountain justifies a bit of spamming...  

It looks like these guys are descending but in fact they are negotiating their way up the glacier to Alpamayo high camp.  What a fun glacier and what great weather we had!  The weather was like this almost every day during the 4 weeks trip!

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley, +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +mountain photos
#1000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#climbing   #mountaineering   #mountainclimbing   #peru  #perumonday... more »

On the way to Alpamayo, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

This is probably the fourth or fifth photo with Alpamayo (5947 m) that I've been posting in the past weeks -- sorry about that!  But I think that such a magnificent mountain justifies a bit of spamming...  

It looks like these guys are descending but in fact they are negotiating their way up the glacier to Alpamayo high camp.  What a fun glacier and what great weather we had!  The weather was like this almost every day during the 4 weeks trip!

#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley, +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams 
#mountainphotos  by +mountain photos
#1000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#climbing   #mountaineering   #mountainclimbing   #peru   #perumonday___

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2012-07-19 21:18:00 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Alpamayo (5947 m) at sunset, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Be sure to click this link for the full immersive panorama experience: http://files.danielarndt.com/2012-Peru-Panoramas/pano-AlpamayoHC4/pano-AlpamayoHC4.html

This is what they call the "blue hour".  It's that special post-sunset light.  I had scouted this spot -- about 15 min uphill walk from the high camp you can see in the picture -- earlier in the day with the plan of being there for sunset.  However, the sun sets quickly in Peru and fast walking at that altitude is not an option.  So I arrived a bit late for the show... 

#widewednesdaypanorama  by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , and +Lucille Galleli (sorry I'm late posting too)
#travelpanowednesday  
#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#panoramaphotography  
#spcfeature  by... more »

Alpamayo (5947 m) at sunset, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Be sure to click this link for the full immersive panorama experience: http://files.danielarndt.com/2012-Peru-Panoramas/pano-AlpamayoHC4/pano-AlpamayoHC4.html

This is what they call the "blue hour".  It's that special post-sunset light.  I had scouted this spot -- about 15 min uphill walk from the high camp you can see in the picture -- earlier in the day with the plan of being there for sunset.  However, the sun sets quickly in Peru and fast walking at that altitude is not an option.  So I arrived a bit late for the show... 

#widewednesdaypanorama  by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , and +Lucille Galleli (sorry I'm late posting too)
#travelpanowednesday  
#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#panoramaphotography  
#spcfeature  by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins ___

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2012-07-05 20:49:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Forgot to make this post public...

Alpamayo base camp, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Please go here for an immersive view: http://files.danielarndt.com/2012-Peru-Panoramas/pano-AlpamayoBC(N)2/pano-AlpamayoBC(N)2.html

This panorama was shot at the northern base camp of Alpamayo at an elevation of 4533 m.  Here, the trekking ended, the donkeys that had carried most of our equipment up to this point turned around, and we continued our trip on steeper terrain.  It would be two more days of glacier travel until we reached the high camp at the base of Alpamayo from which we set out to climb the summit.  

#widewednesdaypanorama  by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , and +Lucille Galleli 
#travelpanowednesday , #amazinglandscapes   by +Rolf Hicker 
#panoramaphotography  ___Forgot to make this post public...

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2012-07-02 19:56:17 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Dusk over the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Since Peru is so close to the equator it get's dark really fast and the "blue hour" is much shorter than that, favoring the quick photographer!  This photo was taken on an easy acclimatization climb close to the town of Huaraz.  Just getting started with night time photography, I played a bit with the settings of my camera until it got too cold.  So I headed for the tent, turned off the light, and fell asleep.

#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#nightphotography   #nightscapes  

Dusk over the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Since Peru is so close to the equator it get's dark really fast and the "blue hour" is much shorter than that, favoring the quick photographer!  This photo was taken on an easy acclimatization climb close to the town of Huaraz.  Just getting started with night time photography, I played a bit with the settings of my camera until it got too cold.  So I headed for the tent, turned off the light, and fell asleep.

#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#nightphotography   #nightscapes  ___

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2012-06-27 22:50:26 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Alpamayo (5947 m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru (again)

I'm back in Switzerland after 4 weeks of climbing in the Cordillera Blanca. It's good to finally leave the dirt and the cold and the thin air behind. When I arrived in Zurich yesterday where everything is pretty and neat I felt like apologizing to passersby for my dirty appearance... The downside of being back? I already miss the occasional and delicious "Lomo al grill" that we had in Huaraz.

#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 

Alpamayo (5947 m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru (again)

I'm back in Switzerland after 4 weeks of climbing in the Cordillera Blanca. It's good to finally leave the dirt and the cold and the thin air behind. When I arrived in Zurich yesterday where everything is pretty and neat I felt like apologizing to passersby for my dirty appearance... The downside of being back? I already miss the occasional and delicious "Lomo al grill" that we had in Huaraz.

#mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell 
#amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker ___

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2012-06-15 16:29:13 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Alpamayo (5947 m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru

I just got back into the town of Huaraz (Peru) from a succesful climb of Alpamayo.  The whole trip took 9 days of trekking trough the beautiful Cordillera Blanca.  We ascended the mountain expedition style (fixed ropes) via the French direct route which is a 600m snow/ice gully in the middle of the face show in the picture below.

Tomorrow we`ll start a 5 day attempt to climb Huascaran (6768 m), Peru`s highest mountain.

Thanks to +* for the photo below.  I failed to upload any of my photos so far...

Current updates of my trip are available here (in German): http://www.kobler-partner.ch/reiseberichte.html

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell 
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker 

Alpamayo (5947 m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru

I just got back into the town of Huaraz (Peru) from a succesful climb of Alpamayo.  The whole trip took 9 days of trekking trough the beautiful Cordillera Blanca.  We ascended the mountain expedition style (fixed ropes) via the French direct route which is a 600m snow/ice gully in the middle of the face show in the picture below.

Tomorrow we`ll start a 5 day attempt to climb Huascaran (6768 m), Peru`s highest mountain.

Thanks to +* for the photo below.  I failed to upload any of my photos so far...

Current updates of my trip are available here (in German): http://www.kobler-partner.ch/reiseberichte.html

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell 
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker ___

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2012-06-07 03:44:31 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I'm currently in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca of Peru trekking and climbing. Just got back in the town of Huaraz from a 4-day acclimatization climb of Nevado Maparaju (5326 m). Tomorrow off to Alpamayo!

The photo below was shot at sunset tonight from our hotel. 

I'm currently in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca of Peru trekking and climbing. Just got back in the town of Huaraz from a 4-day acclimatization climb of Nevado Maparaju (5326 m). Tomorrow off to Alpamayo!

The photo below was shot at sunset tonight from our hotel. ___

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2012-05-28 18:24:43 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

"La Jonction", Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France

These two climbers are on their way to the Grand Mulets hut in the Mont Blanc region of the French Alps. As everybody else on the way to the hut they have to cross this place, the "junction", where several glaciers meet and where, in some years, crossing is quite a hassle involving rappelling and such. Not this year! With a healthy snowpack and recent fresh snow we zipped through this area in no time and without any hoopla. Which is good since towering seracs and questionable snow bridges weren't quite inviting an extended stay!

I assume (and expect!) Herr +Wilfried Haferland will post a few more pictures of this trip soon so stay tuned for this.

Also, I'll be gone for a few weeks to visit the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. I might post some updates/photos of this trip if I get the chance.

... more »

"La Jonction", Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France

These two climbers are on their way to the Grand Mulets hut in the Mont Blanc region of the French Alps. As everybody else on the way to the hut they have to cross this place, the "junction", where several glaciers meet and where, in some years, crossing is quite a hassle involving rappelling and such. Not this year! With a healthy snowpack and recent fresh snow we zipped through this area in no time and without any hoopla. Which is good since towering seracs and questionable snow bridges weren't quite inviting an extended stay!

I assume (and expect!) Herr +Wilfried Haferland will post a few more pictures of this trip soon so stay tuned for this.

Also, I'll be gone for a few weeks to visit the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. I might post some updates/photos of this trip if I get the chance.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#naturethursday by +Trisha Standard and +Dane Clingan

#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker___

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2012-05-10 20:10:15 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Trekkers near Tilicho Lake in the Nepal Himalayas

During large parts of the Annapurna trekking circuit one walks at the bottom of deep valleys. This photo was taken 2 or 3 days after we had left the traditional circuit near Jomsom for a scenic "shortcut" by Tilicho Lake where we would finally enter the high Himalayan alpine.

#natureartthursday by +Trisha Standard and +Dane Clingan
#travelthursday +Travel Thursday by +Laura Mitchum

Trekkers near Tilicho Lake in the Nepal Himalayas

During large parts of the Annapurna trekking circuit one walks at the bottom of deep valleys. This photo was taken 2 or 3 days after we had left the traditional circuit near Jomsom for a scenic "shortcut" by Tilicho Lake where we would finally enter the high Himalayan alpine.

#natureartthursday by +Trisha Standard and +Dane Clingan
#travelthursday +Travel Thursday by +Laura Mitchum___

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2012-04-30 22:48:13 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Nepal Himalayas

seen from near Tilicho lake in the Annapurna region of Nepal

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell

Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Nepal Himalayas

seen from near Tilicho lake in the Annapurna region of Nepal

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell___

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2012-04-18 20:31:24 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Panorama from Mera Peak (6476 m), Solukhumbu, Nepal

Important: For a much better viewing experience go here (Flash required): http://files.danielarndt.com/2010-Nepal-Panoramas/pano-MeraPeakDescent2.html

This panorama was taken during the descent of Mera Peak just before sunset. One can see: Peak 41 (6641 m) in the center, lit by the sun. Further away are Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Lhotse Shar (8382 m) peaking through the clouds. Also Makalu (8462 m) (partially in the clouds) and Chamlang (7321 m).

The goal of our group was to reach the base camp on that day. Since I arrived somewhat early I continued up the peak to have a look around. While technically easy (there is a well marked trail up the glacier) I really had to hurry to make it down before dark which didn't quit work out... Thank God for my headlamp!

#widewednesdaypanorama by... more »

Panorama from Mera Peak (6476 m), Solukhumbu, Nepal

Important: For a much better viewing experience go here (Flash required): http://files.danielarndt.com/2010-Nepal-Panoramas/pano-MeraPeakDescent2.html

This panorama was taken during the descent of Mera Peak just before sunset. One can see: Peak 41 (6641 m) in the center, lit by the sun. Further away are Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Lhotse Shar (8382 m) peaking through the clouds. Also Makalu (8462 m) (partially in the clouds) and Chamlang (7321 m).

The goal of our group was to reach the base camp on that day. Since I arrived somewhat early I continued up the peak to have a look around. While technically easy (there is a well marked trail up the glacier) I really had to hurry to make it down before dark which didn't quit work out... Thank God for my headlamp!

#widewednesdaypanorama by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , and +Lucille Galleli
#travelpanowednesday by +Rolf Hicker
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker
#panoramaphotography
#gplusadventure by +David Howland
#plusphotoextract by +Jarek Klimek___

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2012-04-15 17:01:25 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Ski tour to Chli Bielenhorn (2940 m), Switzerland

The trip to Chli Bielenhorn as a popular, fun, and easy ski tour in central Switzerland. I believe I've been up there at least 3 times. The summit is a small rock pinnacle that requires perhaps 5m of climbing. Not always an easy task!

The person in the photo is a usual suspect, Mr +Wilfried Haferland.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell

Ski tour to Chli Bielenhorn (2940 m), Switzerland

The trip to Chli Bielenhorn as a popular, fun, and easy ski tour in central Switzerland. I believe I've been up there at least 3 times. The summit is a small rock pinnacle that requires perhaps 5m of climbing. Not always an easy task!

The person in the photo is a usual suspect, Mr +Wilfried Haferland.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell___

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2012-04-04 18:06:41 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Mera La pass (5400 m), Solukhumbu, Nepal (360 degrees panorama)

Important: For a much better viewing experience go here (Flash required): http://files.danielarndt.com/2010-Nepal-Panoramas/pano-MeraLa.html

This is a panorama stitched from 22 photos taken near Mear La pass in the Everest region of Nepal. That's very near the base camp for the climb of Mera Peak (6476 m) which is, I believe, the highest of the official trekking peaks in Nepal. Visible in the panorama are also Kusum Khangkaru (6370 m) and Kyashar/Tangtse (6770 m).

Besides the great views, what impressed me the most on this day was the work of the porters. Many of them were poorly equipped for glacier travel and didn't have proper mountain boots with crampons. Instead, they had to tie some rope around their sneakers to get some traction in the snow and ice...

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Mera La pass (5400 m), Solukhumbu, Nepal (360 degrees panorama)

Important: For a much better viewing experience go here (Flash required): http://files.danielarndt.com/2010-Nepal-Panoramas/pano-MeraLa.html

This is a panorama stitched from 22 photos taken near Mear La pass in the Everest region of Nepal. That's very near the base camp for the climb of Mera Peak (6476 m) which is, I believe, the highest of the official trekking peaks in Nepal. Visible in the panorama are also Kusum Khangkaru (6370 m) and Kyashar/Tangtse (6770 m).

Besides the great views, what impressed me the most on this day was the work of the porters. Many of them were poorly equipped for glacier travel and didn't have proper mountain boots with crampons. Instead, they had to tie some rope around their sneakers to get some traction in the snow and ice...

#widewednesdaypanorama by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , and +Lucille Galleli
#travelpanowednesday by +Rolf Hicker
#panoramaphotography___

2012-04-02 20:04:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Here's a finely crafted photographers circle curated by +Charles Lupica

If you're in this circle, please plus this post as well as sharing it. It could make the "what's hot" list if enough people plus it.
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           Here's the completed circle of
             200 great photographers              
          with less than 7500 followers 

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I was very selective in choosing the people in this circle. I have looked at hundreds of profiles and I have selected the ones that I like. Most of what you'll find here is fine art photographers, B&W photographers, and landscape photographers, with a few street photographers, one astro-phootgrapher and some eye-candy. :-)).

Here's a circle of photographers with less than7500 followers. All have some great images to share. Some are fantastic, some awesome. Add this circle, find the ones you enjoy, remove the ones that just aren't to your taste. I think there's a nice cross-section of photographers in this circle.

• Only you can decide which are really awesome, enjoy and share.
• What's that you say ? There's 202 !!! Oh my, that's what happens when a person with physics background starts counting things - quantum mechanics.

• I'm in this circle and I have 32'100 followers. If this offends you, sorry.

Criteria for selection:
• People whose whole stream is project 52 / project 365 photos are unlikely to be chosen
• If there aren't any banner images, I pretty sure I'll skip on by.
• All profiles were verified
• If the profile has no avatar - no
• If there are animated gifs in the stream - no
• if there is a lot of stuff besides original work - no
• (Tricky here) If I don't like what I saw - no
• If I saw anything rude or unfriendly - no
• No one with more than 7500 followers (except me) was added unless they were added before reaching that number

► Every profile was verified. If I saw animated gifs, a slew of shares or too little photography, the profile wasn't added. The photographers in this circle appear to be active members of the community. Many fine photographers were not included because they don't participate enough.

Unfortunately, when you do a circle like this, some people will be unhappy

• If you're a landscape photographer and you don't know +Johan Peijnenburg be sure to make his acquaintance. He is a very talented landscape photographer and keeps one of the best photography circles on G+; which he will reshare soon.

• Architecture and B&W photographers should become acquainted with +David Bowden and +Joel Tjintjelaar (B&W + Long Exposure)

• Check out +Daily Fine Art Themes for themes focusing on traditional Fine Art media.

• To learn more about photography themes visit +Daily Photography Themes or visit my +Monochrome Monday about page; where you find some information on how to participate as well as some resource links.

• +Stuart Williams shares some of the best images and best circles on G+

►►►► Remember, the more you share the circle the farther the circle goes. The farther it goes, the more people will see it. The point of a circle is to gain visibility. If you're in this circle it helps you and your fellow photographers if you share it ◄◄◄◄

#circleshare #sharedcircles

◊◊◊___Here's a finely crafted photographers circle curated by +Charles Lupica

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2012-04-01 19:11:59 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

High up in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca

This photo was taken at Tocllaraju glacier camp, one of the most beautiful places I have ever pitched my tent... The guy in the photo, a Peruvian mountain guide, had been here many times and he sure knew where to get the best panoramic view at Ranrapalca (6162 m) and Tocllaraju (6032 m) which was the objective for the next day.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker
#gplusadventure by +David Howland

High up in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca

This photo was taken at Tocllaraju glacier camp, one of the most beautiful places I have ever pitched my tent... The guy in the photo, a Peruvian mountain guide, had been here many times and he sure knew where to get the best panoramic view at Ranrapalca (6162 m) and Tocllaraju (6032 m) which was the objective for the next day.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker
#gplusadventure by +David Howland___

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2012-03-25 21:19:22 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Eldorado Peak (8876 ft)

This photo was shot from the top of Eldorado Peak in North Cascades National Park way back in 2003 when I was just getting into mountaineering. We had ascended to high camp on the glacier and after setting up the tents went to "check out the climb". But soon we decided to just "go for it". We summited by sunset which provided great light for taking photos. However, stumbling back down over the glacier, seeing crevasses in the last moment, we barely found the tents. Luckily we had placed a few wands on the glacier.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell

Eldorado Peak (8876 ft)

This photo was shot from the top of Eldorado Peak in North Cascades National Park way back in 2003 when I was just getting into mountaineering. We had ascended to high camp on the glacier and after setting up the tents went to "check out the climb". But soon we decided to just "go for it". We summited by sunset which provided great light for taking photos. However, stumbling back down over the glacier, seeing crevasses in the last moment, we barely found the tents. Luckily we had placed a few wands on the glacier.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell___

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2012-03-19 11:45:49 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Sunrise over Tengboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal

We had gotten up early to attend a ceremony at Tengboche Monastery. While we waited I shot this photo of Mount Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse hit by the first sun light.
#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker

Sunrise over Tengboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal

We had gotten up early to attend a ceremony at Tengboche Monastery. While we waited I shot this photo of Mount Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse hit by the first sun light.
#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker___

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2012-03-16 18:48:23 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Island Peak (6189 m), Solukhumbu, Nepal

This was on the descend from Island Peak. We had summited earlier this morning and enjoyed fantastic views from the top at several 8000m peaks like the nearby Lhotse and Lhotse Shar, and Makalu which can be seen peaking through the crevasses on this photo.

Everybody was exhausted when we had to climb this last chunk of ice on the descend. While we were roped together on the ascend nobody bothered anymore. The crevasses are huge, yes, but they are not exactly "hidden" either...

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker
#snowysaturday by +John Fujimagari
#gplusadventure by +David Howland

Island Peak (6189 m), Solukhumbu, Nepal

This was on the descend from Island Peak. We had summited earlier this morning and enjoyed fantastic views from the top at several 8000m peaks like the nearby Lhotse and Lhotse Shar, and Makalu which can be seen peaking through the crevasses on this photo.

Everybody was exhausted when we had to climb this last chunk of ice on the descend. While we were roped together on the ascend nobody bothered anymore. The crevasses are huge, yes, but they are not exactly "hidden" either...

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker
#snowysaturday by +John Fujimagari
#gplusadventure by +David Howland___

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2012-03-11 21:32:53 (19 comments, 17 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

"Mind the gap!" Grosser Drusenturm (2830 m), Austria/Switzerland

Yesterday I went on a great ski tour with Mr +Wilfried Haferland up this mountain at the Austria-Swiss border. The weather was gorgeous and the snow fantastic! And I got to play with a new lens for my Canon 500D, the Canon EF-S 10-22 mm. So far I'm very pleased.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker

"Mind the gap!" Grosser Drusenturm (2830 m), Austria/Switzerland

Yesterday I went on a great ski tour with Mr +Wilfried Haferland up this mountain at the Austria-Swiss border. The weather was gorgeous and the snow fantastic! And I got to play with a new lens for my Canon 500D, the Canon EF-S 10-22 mm. So far I'm very pleased.

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker___

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2012-03-07 20:12:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Top of Jungfrau (4158 m), Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

The Jungfrau is one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps and part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area which is a UNESCO world nature heritage site.

This panorama photo was shot from the summit a few years ago. On the left site is the 23km long Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps.

Here's a trip report of this climb: http://danielarndt.com/trips/95/the-summit-of-the-jungfrau

#widewednesdaypanorama by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , and +Lucille Galleli
#travelpanowednesday by +Rolf Hicker
#panoramaphotography

Top of Jungfrau (4158 m), Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

The Jungfrau is one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps and part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area which is a UNESCO world nature heritage site.

This panorama photo was shot from the summit a few years ago. On the left site is the 23km long Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps.

Here's a trip report of this climb: http://danielarndt.com/trips/95/the-summit-of-the-jungfrau

#widewednesdaypanorama by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , and +Lucille Galleli
#travelpanowednesday by +Rolf Hicker
#panoramaphotography___

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2012-03-05 20:14:02 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Ready for lunch?

In 2010 I went trekking in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Here we are in the Inkhu Khola valley at an elevation of around 4000 m on our way toward Mera Peak (6476 m) which we would climb a few days later. The primitive hut in the picture was used as a makeshift kitchen by our crew. The peak in the background is Kyashar/Tangtse (6770 m).

More pictures of this trip are here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/366/nepal-solukhumbu-trekking-with-mera-peak-amphulapcha-and-island-pe

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker

Ready for lunch?

In 2010 I went trekking in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Here we are in the Inkhu Khola valley at an elevation of around 4000 m on our way toward Mera Peak (6476 m) which we would climb a few days later. The primitive hut in the picture was used as a makeshift kitchen by our crew. The peak in the background is Kyashar/Tangtse (6770 m).

More pictures of this trip are here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/366/nepal-solukhumbu-trekking-with-mera-peak-amphulapcha-and-island-pe

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker___

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2012-02-29 21:53:46 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Mittelwalder Klettersteig (via ferrata), Germany/Austria

This is a beautiful via ferrata right on the border between Germany and Austria. Easy in the summer but pretty challenging during the winter when many of the installed steel cables are deeply buried in snow.

More photos, a few more panoramas, and a trip report here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/84/mittenwalder-klettersteig

#widewednesdaypanorama by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , and +Lucille Galleli
#travelpanowednesday by +Rolf Hicker

Mittelwalder Klettersteig (via ferrata), Germany/Austria

This is a beautiful via ferrata right on the border between Germany and Austria. Easy in the summer but pretty challenging during the winter when many of the installed steel cables are deeply buried in snow.

More photos, a few more panoramas, and a trip report here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/84/mittenwalder-klettersteig

#widewednesdaypanorama by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , and +Lucille Galleli
#travelpanowednesday by +Rolf Hicker___

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2012-02-27 15:23:53 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Climber overlooking Breithorn (4164 m), Zermatt, Switzerland

This shot of Breithorn was taken just after we had arrived at Gandegg hut. There was lots of fresh snow on the ground and we were contemplating if we should still try to climb the mountain the next day via the Triftjigrat ridge. We did, breaking trail was exhausting, we were the only climbers on the route, and it was awesome!

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell

Climber overlooking Breithorn (4164 m), Zermatt, Switzerland

This shot of Breithorn was taken just after we had arrived at Gandegg hut. There was lots of fresh snow on the ground and we were contemplating if we should still try to climb the mountain the next day via the Triftjigrat ridge. We did, breaking trail was exhausting, we were the only climbers on the route, and it was awesome!

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell___

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2012-02-20 22:34:33 (10 comments, 13 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Climbers on the Arete de Rochefort, Chamonix, France

This was from a climb of Aiguille de Rochefort I did with +Wilfried Haferland last year. The mountain is soso, not very spectacular and with 4001 m barely a 4000m peak. But the ascend via the famous ridge, the Arete de Rochefort, is spectacular (and quite scary, actually)!

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#naturemonday by +Rolf Hicker

Climbers on the Arete de Rochefort, Chamonix, France

This was from a climb of Aiguille de Rochefort I did with +Wilfried Haferland last year. The mountain is soso, not very spectacular and with 4001 m barely a 4000m peak. But the ascend via the famous ridge, the Arete de Rochefort, is spectacular (and quite scary, actually)!

#mountainmonday by +Michael Russell
#naturemonday by +Rolf Hicker___

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2012-02-19 20:17:04 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Porters in Nepal

This photo was taken on our descend from Tilicho lake (supposedly the world's highest lake) in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trail meanders through beautiful rock formations and is very narrow and quite exposed at times. Yet our porters negotiated it remarkably well while carrying these incredible loads... Without these silent heros most of the high altitude trekkings and expeditions in Nepal wouldn't be possible.

#mountainmonday curated by +Michael Russell

A trip report and more photos can be found here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/139/annapurna-tilicho-trekking-with-chulu-far-east-climb

Porters in Nepal

This photo was taken on our descend from Tilicho lake (supposedly the world's highest lake) in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trail meanders through beautiful rock formations and is very narrow and quite exposed at times. Yet our porters negotiated it remarkably well while carrying these incredible loads... Without these silent heros most of the high altitude trekkings and expeditions in Nepal wouldn't be possible.

#mountainmonday curated by +Michael Russell

A trip report and more photos can be found here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/139/annapurna-tilicho-trekking-with-chulu-far-east-climb___

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2012-02-15 20:58:11 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park

I know, I know, this has been photographed to death. However, for me this picture from 2003 holds some sentimental value: I had lived in Seattle for 5 years and took this panorama a few months before I returned to Germany. I took on Mountaineering here in the Pacific Northwest and Mount Rainier, seen in the middle, was my first 4000+ m peak.

#widewednesdaypanorama by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , +Lucille Galleli
#travelpanowednesday by +Rolf Hicker

Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park

I know, I know, this has been photographed to death. However, for me this picture from 2003 holds some sentimental value: I had lived in Seattle for 5 years and took this panorama a few months before I returned to Germany. I took on Mountaineering here in the Pacific Northwest and Mount Rainier, seen in the middle, was my first 4000+ m peak.

#widewednesdaypanorama by +Charles Lupica , +Jason Dell , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston , +Lucille Galleli
#travelpanowednesday by +Rolf Hicker___

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2012-02-14 17:58:40 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Clouds over Zermatt
This photo is from an attempt of Obergabelhorn (4063 m) near Zermatt, Switzerland with +Wilfried Haferland this past summer. The weather forecast hadn't been great but we took off from the hut anyway. We eventually turned around at the summit of Wellenkuppe (3903 m) when we were completely enshrouded by these clouds.

This is one of my first attempts on HDR. I hope I didn't overdo it!

#hdrphotography #hdrtonemapping
#mountainmonday curated by +Michael Russell

Clouds over Zermatt
This photo is from an attempt of Obergabelhorn (4063 m) near Zermatt, Switzerland with +Wilfried Haferland this past summer. The weather forecast hadn't been great but we took off from the hut anyway. We eventually turned around at the summit of Wellenkuppe (3903 m) when we were completely enshrouded by these clouds.

This is one of my first attempts on HDR. I hope I didn't overdo it!

#hdrphotography #hdrtonemapping
#mountainmonday curated by +Michael Russell___

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2012-01-31 17:55:16 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Mittenwalder Höhenweg (Via Ferrata), Germany

This climb, a "Via Ferrata", is typically done during the summer months. We did it during winter when the steel cables are mostly buried by snow and one needs to use a climbing rope for protection. It was a long climb and the return to town was in the dark pretty exhausting.

#WideWednesdayPanorama curated by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell

Mittenwalder Höhenweg (Via Ferrata), Germany

This climb, a "Via Ferrata", is typically done during the summer months. We did it during winter when the steel cables are mostly buried by snow and one needs to use a climbing rope for protection. It was a long climb and the return to town was in the dark pretty exhausting.

#WideWednesdayPanorama curated by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell___

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2012-01-29 20:51:55 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Piz Beverin (2997 m) from Mathon, Switzerland

Did a ski tour today with +Wilfried Haferland up this little peak. The twist? You have to descend this ladder in the middle of the ascend -- quite unique! On the descend we avoided having to go up the ladder by skiing down a steep chute with awesome powder!

Piz Beverin (2997 m) from Mathon, Switzerland

Did a ski tour today with +Wilfried Haferland up this little peak. The twist? You have to descend this ladder in the middle of the ascend -- quite unique! On the descend we avoided having to go up the ladder by skiing down a steep chute with awesome powder!___

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2012-01-23 19:03:11 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

A Winter Climb of the Dufourspitze

I wrote a trip report of a climb of Dufourspitze last spring with +Wilfried Haferland.

http://danielarndt.com/trips/354/a-winter-climb-of-dufourspitze

The photo below, which is from this trip, is one of my first attempts at HDR. Please be gentle!

A Winter Climb of the Dufourspitze

I wrote a trip report of a climb of Dufourspitze last spring with +Wilfried Haferland.

http://danielarndt.com/trips/354/a-winter-climb-of-dufourspitze

The photo below, which is from this trip, is one of my first attempts at HDR. Please be gentle!___

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2012-01-23 16:23:53 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Chopicalqui and Huascaran

This photo of Chopicalqui posted per request of +Harry Kikstra. Chipicalqui (6345 m) and the two peaks of Huascaran (6768 m) in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru as seen from the summit of Nevado Pisco (5752 m).

Wouldn't it be nice if all of your photos where keyworded so you could easily find a shot? Well, most of mine aren't as I only recently started to do this thanks to +Wilfried Haferland.

+Harry Kikstra : I have a few more closer shots of Chopicalqui from an attempt of the SW ridge that we had to abandon to to several people falling sick. Let me know if you need these.

Chopicalqui and Huascaran

This photo of Chopicalqui posted per request of +Harry Kikstra. Chipicalqui (6345 m) and the two peaks of Huascaran (6768 m) in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru as seen from the summit of Nevado Pisco (5752 m).

Wouldn't it be nice if all of your photos where keyworded so you could easily find a shot? Well, most of mine aren't as I only recently started to do this thanks to +Wilfried Haferland.

+Harry Kikstra : I have a few more closer shots of Chopicalqui from an attempt of the SW ridge that we had to abandon to to several people falling sick. Let me know if you need these.___

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2012-01-09 11:33:48 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Mount St. Helens, Cascade Range, USA

#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica
#TravelPanoWednesday by +Rolf Hicker

This photo was taken on a hike to the crater rim in 2003. The new lava dome that is forming can be clearly seen at the bottom of the crater. It is probably much bigger now.

More here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/42/mount-st-helens-climb

Mount St. Helens, Cascade Range, USA

#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica
#TravelPanoWednesday by +Rolf Hicker

This photo was taken on a hike to the crater rim in 2003. The new lava dome that is forming can be clearly seen at the bottom of the crater. It is probably much bigger now.

More here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/42/mount-st-helens-climb___

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2012-01-03 19:51:14 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Happy 2012, G+! Let's make it a good one!

Let me start the year with this photo of a sunrise over Peru's highest mountain, Huascaran (6768 m), in the Cordillera Blanca. +Jim Prager and I were climbing Nevado Pisco as an acclimatization climb and had waited out the past 2 days in bad weather at high camp. This was the first beautiful morning and we had a great summit day.

Happy 2012, G+! Let's make it a good one!

Let me start the year with this photo of a sunrise over Peru's highest mountain, Huascaran (6768 m), in the Cordillera Blanca. +Jim Prager and I were climbing Nevado Pisco as an acclimatization climb and had waited out the past 2 days in bad weather at high camp. This was the first beautiful morning and we had a great summit day.___

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2011-12-20 20:59:30 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Ascending the Jungfrau (4158 m)

This was my first climb of a 4000er peak in the Alps back in 2005 after I had returned to Europe from Seattle. Incidentally, this was the same route where I had an accident last year, see my last post https://plus.google.com/u/0/103350718269700384071/posts/aHo26emMXVj Back in 2005 everything went without a hitch. A few days later we would climb Mont Blanc...

Ascending the Jungfrau (4158 m)

This was my first climb of a 4000er peak in the Alps back in 2005 after I had returned to Europe from Seattle. Incidentally, this was the same route where I had an accident last year, see my last post https://plus.google.com/u/0/103350718269700384071/posts/aHo26emMXVj Back in 2005 everything went without a hitch. A few days later we would climb Mont Blanc...___

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2011-12-15 19:29:24 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Nepal Himalayas with Dhaulagiri (8167 m)

This photo was taking on a little side trip of the popular Annapurna Trek in the Nepal Himalayas. We had arrived at camp early and I had gone a little further up for some acclimatization. I didn't get far though as I hurried down when I saw the smoke from the kitchen tent! Never miss a meal when the next day's goal is the world's highest lake, Tilicho Lake at 4949m!

Nepal Himalayas with Dhaulagiri (8167 m)

This photo was taking on a little side trip of the popular Annapurna Trek in the Nepal Himalayas. We had arrived at camp early and I had gone a little further up for some acclimatization. I didn't get far though as I hurried down when I saw the smoke from the kitchen tent! Never miss a meal when the next day's goal is the world's highest lake, Tilicho Lake at 4949m!___

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2011-12-15 19:22:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2011-12-13 21:38:02 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Climbing Jungfrau (4158 m) in the Eiger-Mönch-Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps

I took this photo on a climb of the famous Jungfrau with +Joern Schellenberg two years ago. We were a bit slow and a bit late so when we climbed up some people were already on the descend. The good thing was that we had the summit to ourselves. The bad thing...it had gotten warm and while stepping over the bergshrund a snow step collapsed and I fell and hurt my knee so that I needed a helicopter rescue.

But the really really bad thing was that when I was hanging on the long line below the helicopter flying amidst all these 4000er peaks on this beautiful day that I didn't have access to my camera to take pictures! Knees heal but opportunities like this are rare...

More photos from this trip:... more »

Climbing Jungfrau (4158 m) in the Eiger-Mönch-Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps

I took this photo on a climb of the famous Jungfrau with +Joern Schellenberg two years ago. We were a bit slow and a bit late so when we climbed up some people were already on the descend. The good thing was that we had the summit to ourselves. The bad thing...it had gotten warm and while stepping over the bergshrund a snow step collapsed and I fell and hurt my knee so that I needed a helicopter rescue.

But the really really bad thing was that when I was hanging on the long line below the helicopter flying amidst all these 4000er peaks on this beautiful day that I didn't have access to my camera to take pictures! Knees heal but opportunities like this are rare...

More photos from this trip: http://danielarndt.com/trips/321/jungfrau-via-se-ridge-accident-on-the-descend-below-rottalsattel___

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2011-12-05 19:21:50 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Great panorama by +Wilfried Haferland and a great trip to remember!

Monte Rosa, Mt. Dufourspitze 4634m / 15204ft

#wideWednesdayPanorama, curated by +Jason Dell and +Charles Lupica.

Last April, I went to Dufourspitze with +Daniel Arndt by ski. At 4359m we left our skis back and started to climb the western ridge. Air is already quite thin at this altitude - Swiss learn already in school that Dufourspitze is the highest peak (which stands on swiss and italian ground), but we've been very well acclimatized.

The view from the summit is magnificient 'cause nothing's higher around there. In the center of this photo we see the (little) Matterhorn, left side Lyskamm, right side Weisshorn.

More photos of this trip: http://alpinestock.com/search.php?search=20110411___Great panorama by +Wilfried Haferland and a great trip to remember!

2011-10-29 17:03:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm currently travelling through Southeast Asia visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, and Singapore although this is subject to change as I have no fixed plans, just (and unfortunately) a fixed return flight to Switzerland.

A not so smooth trip from Zurich to Hanoi (Nov 27 - Nov 28, 2011)

I booked a flight with Aeroflot from Zurich via Moscow to Hanoi, Vietnam. I hesitated for a short moment since I've never flown with the Russian carrier but, heck, I even speak a few words Russian, so what could go wrong? A lot, as I would find out soon!

The flight to Moscow went without a hitch and arrived in time at Sheremetyevo airport. After walking to another terminal (and crossing a few more while doing so as there is no train connecting terminals or even moving walkways) I made the other flight in time but was denied boarding - no reason mentioned! As it turned out, I wasn't... more »

I'm currently travelling through Southeast Asia visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, and Singapore although this is subject to change as I have no fixed plans, just (and unfortunately) a fixed return flight to Switzerland.

A not so smooth trip from Zurich to Hanoi (Nov 27 - Nov 28, 2011)

I booked a flight with Aeroflot from Zurich via Moscow to Hanoi, Vietnam. I hesitated for a short moment since I've never flown with the Russian carrier but, heck, I even speak a few words Russian, so what could go wrong? A lot, as I would find out soon!

The flight to Moscow went without a hitch and arrived in time at Sheremetyevo airport. After walking to another terminal (and crossing a few more while doing so as there is no train connecting terminals or even moving walkways) I made the other flight in time but was denied boarding - no reason mentioned! As it turned out, I wasn't alone as 3 more people were not allowed on board. After some waiting around we were told that we would be flying to Hanoi via a different route: not directly but instead via Beijing, China, thus arriving about 10 hours later than planned in Hanoi. All this was presented to us in a very nonchalant tone without any regret or apology. Later we found out that they had switched the Boeing 767-300 for a smaller plane to save on costs and screwing 4 passengers who didn't fit on the smaller plane.

We were an unlikely group: a Vietnamese restaurant owner from Berlin visiting his family who spoke German but no English, a British tourist living in Munich who spoke some German, a Vietnamese working in Moscow who spoke Russian but no English, and me. So communication was a combination of English, German, and Russian. It was interesting to see how these 4 nationalities reacted to the economy class tickets to Beijing and Hanoi that we were presented after waiting for over an hour: the two Vietnamese quietly accepted their fate, I was angry and complained but, having grown up in East Germany, didn't have high hopes for getting any kind of compensation. This was Soviet Russian, after all... Matt, the British guy, refused the tickets. He was very angry, yelling and demanding to speak to a supervisor. Amazingly, this strategy worked eventually: a supervisor came, the tone suddenly changed to the better, they exchanged our tickets for business class tickets, and gave each of us a check over USD 100 "for food and drinks in Beijing". As we later found out, it was a voucher redeemable for our next flight with Aeroflot. Well, won't happen any time soon...

A bit more satisfied, we boarded the long-haul plane to Beijing. The flight in business class was amazing: a 7(!) course dinner with a nice wine selection and a fresh rose to make it look all nice and beautiful. A seat that reclined all the way into a horizontal position. I've never left a red-eye flight that well rested! The other passengers in business class seemed to be Russian oligarchs who were shopping for their next yacht on their iPad...

The 6 hours layover at Beijing airport went quickly. We run around to get our boarding passes for the Beijing-Hanoi leg and visited the Aeroflot office trying to cash the non-cash-able voucher and trying to get an upgrade to business class for this leg too. They did some calls, there was some yelling but in the end we got two "njets". And the well known Russian phrase: "You need to talk to Moscow"... In the end they payed for our lunch at the airport restaurant which was a gesture, I guess.

We arrived in Hanoi in time, although 10 hours later as originally planned. My bag was missing though. Apparently 6 hours was not enough time to load it from one plane to another.

I took a cab from the airport to the hotel where I had a reservation. Went through the expected scams (this one: "Sir, this is a toll road, costs an extray USD 5"; and this one: cab driver stops, his buddy opens the door, claims that he is with my hotel and that my room is being renovated and tries to lure me into a different hotel which he is getting a commission for) and arrived at the hotel to find out that they had given my room to another person as I hadn't shown up which was understandable. Luckily, they offered me a room at another hotel which was very nice.

Scariest part so far: A hotel porter of that hotel picked me up with his motorcycle. He drove at a breakneck speed while talking constantly. About half my weight, he struggled to keep our balance since I was sitting quite unstable and there was nothing for my feet to put on. Obviously, we didn't have helmets either. He was driving with one hand since the other one was holding a huge umbrella so that I, the esteemed hotel guest, wouldn't get wet in the Hanoi drizzle...

My bag arrived this morning. Hanoi is great. Everything is ok now...___

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2011-10-26 19:45:56 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca

In 2008 I spent a few weeks climbing in Peru's Cordillera Blanca. This photo was shot at Tocllaraju (6032 m) high camp at sunset. The mountain in the background is Ranrapalca (6162 m). More about this trip here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/272/urus-este-via-southeast-slopes-to-east-ridge-ishinca-via-northwest

Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca

In 2008 I spent a few weeks climbing in Peru's Cordillera Blanca. This photo was shot at Tocllaraju (6032 m) high camp at sunset. The mountain in the background is Ranrapalca (6162 m). More about this trip here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/272/urus-este-via-southeast-slopes-to-east-ridge-ishinca-via-northwest___

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2011-10-25 20:31:10 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Trekking in the Nepal Himalayas

We had camped at the shores of Tilicho Lake (4949 m) and continued our trek through the Annapurna region of Nepal when we passed this impressive mountain wall where avalanches came tumbling down constantly... Note the tiny people in the foreground!

Trip report and many more photos here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/139/annapurna-tilicho-trekking-with-chulu-far-east-climb

Trekking in the Nepal Himalayas

We had camped at the shores of Tilicho Lake (4949 m) and continued our trek through the Annapurna region of Nepal when we passed this impressive mountain wall where avalanches came tumbling down constantly... Note the tiny people in the foreground!

Trip report and many more photos here: http://danielarndt.com/trips/139/annapurna-tilicho-trekking-with-chulu-far-east-climb___

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