Full moon rising above Piedras Rojas

Breathing Space

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Interaction with other human beings had been limited for the past eight days. We were going south on isolated roads alongside the chilean/bolivian border. We  passed few trucks carrying their heavy loads, blowing huge clouds of black smoke and some of their drivers raising their hands to greet us. We bought coca leaves from an old woman selling goods on the plazas of otherwise lifeless pueblos high in the Andes. And we handed worn bills to men selling fuel from big blue barrels in the backyards of their small houses. Only few words were exchanged. The Altiplano is a quiet place.

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Into the White

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If you visit Antarctica chances are high that at some point you end up at Port Lockroy, a british base on Goudier Island. For most visitors arriving aboard their comfortable cruise ships the highlight is sending greeting cards from the southernmost post office, or adding an Antarctica stamp to their passport - mine was breathing fresh air and photographing a (probably) nameless peak.

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Crescent moon behind Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy at dusk

Relaunch 2020

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What has long been overdue was finally accomplished: A few days ago I hit the publish button on the project that I had been working on for almost a decade - my website. Well, of course I haven't spent 10 years actively working on it, but…

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Sunset light on a mountain in Cordillera Huayhuash.

The Walls of Huayhuash

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Exactly one year ago I was on a 12-day trek around Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. I will not have to introduce this place to those of you who read Joe Simpson's incredible book "Touching the Void". For those who haven't: Cordillera…

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Colourful sediment on Vinicunca the rainbow mountain in Perú.

Rainbow Ridge

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I coincidentally stumbled upon Perú's Rainbow Mountain while planning last year's trip. What was intended as a little detour from our 5 day trek circling snowcapped Ausangate turned into an arduous 11-hour hike above an altitude of 4700m.…

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Volcanoes reflected in a lake at sunset.

Back from the Altiplano

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Last year in March I visited the Altiplano - the andean high plateau shared by Argentina, Bolivia and Chile - and returned deeply impressed. I had an incredibly productive time up there, being treated to one crazy sunset after the other.…

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Fitz Roy reflected in Laguna de los Tres at sunrise.

In Patagonia

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Since I'm being treated to some decent internet connection these days I thought I'd give you a little update about my whereabouts... I'm reciding in Ushuaia at the moment with a few hours off, before i continue to Isla Navarino to do one…

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A tent in front of Cerro Fitz Roy at dawn

Merry Christmas 2015

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Merry X-Mas everyone!! I'm lucky enough to be celebrating in Patagonia this year. Here's a shot from last week. I'll post some updates next week - if internet connection permits...

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Below the Surface

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Today I'm bringing you one more shot from last year's trip to northern Norway. I still have a few lying around waiting to be uploaded...

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Sunset over Salar de Surire

The End of All Light

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I had already learned about what locals call the 'Bolivian Winter' during my first visit to the chilean Altiplano. Back then my hopes of doing some nighttime photography in San Pedro de Atacama were crushed by clouds and rain. One day we…

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