Techniques

Learn to dive, climb, trek and shoot in adverse conditions and extreme environments.

The Life of a Professional Ski Guide

Donny Roth offers a behind-the-scenes look at living the life of a Professional Ski Guide. Juggling life in both hemispheres, Roth manages to ski over 200 days a year as he chases Winter around the globe.

Appalachian Trail Ultralight Hiking Guide

Less than ten percent of those who set out to hike the Appalachian Trail successfully complete all 2,174 miles of it. Justin Lichter has done it, twice, and offers useful advice to those seeking the adventures promised by one of America’s most famous and historic trails.

Photographing the Bald Eagles of the Skagit River

Hundreds upon hundreds of majestic bald eagles converge on the Skagit River in Washington State each year. Wildlife Photographer, Tony Ernst, shares his methods in capturing the beauty and behavior of the soaring avian predators, as they voraciously feed on the spawning pacific salmon.

Long-Distance Ultralight Hiking

Justin Lichter, a.k.a. “Trauma”, has hiked over twenty thousand miles during the past eight years. Trauma brings only the essential gear along with him on the trail, and most if not all of those items end up doing double-duty. Learn more about how an ultralight approach to hiking has allowed him to cover huge distances while also making the most out of his time on the trail.

Photographing the Grizzly Bears of Katmai

Tony Ernst describes the techniques and equipment he used to photograph grizzly bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. From lens selection to proper waterproof clothing, Tony gives you the tips you’ll need to photograph these huge (and dangerous) animals in the wild.

Expedition Fitness Training

Eric Larsen shares the importance of pre-expedition fitness training. He describes his routine, what it takes physically to endure polar expeditions, and how he prepared for climbing Mt. Everest. Also, Larsen explains how proper physical training beforehand helps to avoid problems during the expedition. Learn more about how Eric Larsen stays in shape after the jump.

Interview with Underwater Filmmaker Howard Hall

Howard Hall has spent over thirty years making underwater films that have inspired millions of people to learn more about the underwater world. In this interview, Hall describes the many challenges and complexities involved with making underwater films, including working with IMAX 3D technology, planning and logistics, working with marine wildlife and more.

Mt. Rainier Summit

Just back after a pretty tough couple of days. We managed to summit Rainier via the Emmons Glacier but just barely. My friend Paul Nanawa and I hiked in through White River on Thursday morning. We had a fairly casual walk up through an incredible stand of firs and pine eventually making our way onto the inter glacier. As a precaution, we roped up and continued to ascend. We had gotten a slightly later start than we had hoped and the snow in the late afternoon sun became soft. Post holing our way up the incline, we struggled under our[...]

Aerial Photography In The North Cascades

Tony describes a last-minute opportunity to capture some potentially great shots from high above the Cascade mountain range of Washington State. The Pacific Northwest offers many beautiful landscapes, but lighting and precipitation present common obstacles to obtaining that great shot. Tony describes the process behind getting a perfect shot of the fog lifting from the mountains.