Mountainscapes on the Blog

Posts tagged with "Mountainscapes"

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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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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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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Fitz Roy reflection at sunset.

Rise of the Dark Knight

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I'm finally back in front of my desktop computer after 11 weeks of travelling. Lots of new stuff to process and work on, but for now all I can offer is this older shot of mine. Found it deep down in my archive last year when I was looking…

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Rise Above

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When we boarded our plane to Colombia we were considerably more excited than usual (for obvious reasons) but despite it’s questionable reputation as a tourist destination, Colombia proved that it has a lot more to offer than cocain and gun-toting guerrillas…

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Stars and moonlight above Cerro Torre, Patagonia.

The Light of the Night

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If you'd wake me up in the middle of the night and ask me about my favourite mountains, Cerro Torre would probably be one of the first I came up with. Ever since I first saw a picture of it, and even more so after my first visit to…

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Joerg Bonner looking at mountains and a huge lenticular cloud.

2013… B-Sides and Snapshots

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31st of December. Top-Of and Best-Of lists all over the social webs – you’ve probably seen enough of these. Still, this is the time to look back at the past year and so I thought I’d tell the story of my year with the help of a few shots…

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Warm sunrise light on Kabru South in Khangchendzonga National Park

Kabru’s Awakening

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may remember my post about the trip to Khangchendzonga National Park in northern India. In this post I talked about the ups and downs I experienced during a 13-day trek through the park – and I…

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Sunset behind Glaciar Grey in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

The Colours of Grey

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Yesterday I finally had the chance to watch the critically acclaimed documentary “Chasing Ice” in which environmental photographer James Balog sets up 25 timelapse cameras to record the decrease of arctic glaciers. While the topic itself…

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Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy at night

Silent Watchers

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Patagonia is mostly known for its famous mountains, but you’ll also find a fair share of stories being told about the notorious weather. And indeed it’s not uncommon to experience four season within one day. Rain, sun and clouds often…

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Cerro Hermoso at sunset.

Beauty Ahead

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The last news about Patagonia that made it into austrian newspapers was when a tourist accidentially set Torres del Paine National Park on fire in December 2011. A few days ago, on May 16th I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read a headline…

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Foggy sunrise at Almsee

Surreal Revelation

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I’ve been trying to capture the beauty of my homecountry Austria for some time now. So far with limited success. But two days ago, after many not so satisfactory attempts, I finally got what I had been waiting for so long. And here it is:…

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Long exposure of Kabru South and Rathong River at dawn

Himalayan Twilight

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As some of you (those who are following me either on facebook or google+) may already know, I just returned from a 3 1/2 week trip to the indian Himalayas. Apart from travelling around in jeeps for countless hours, we also spent 13 days…

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Aoraki/Mount Cook at sunrise

Apricot Sunrise

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It’s been a while since I posted here on my blog (and other websites too). I’ve been quite busy lately and I cannot wait to get out again to do some shooting. As of now it looks like new images will not follow until April, but in the…

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Cerro Norte at sunrise.

Dawn of the Apocalypse

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I have travelled through Patagonia quite a lot and the rugged landscapes have been a huge inspiration for me. But even in a place were beauty is abundant you have to go a bit further – so, by the end of our last stay we left the well…

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Last Moments of Light

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If you're a photographer yourself, you may well have experienced that the most demanding challenges you face are the ones that leave lasting memories. It's the outer circumstances that make those moments, regardless whether they are of success or failure, so special. A picture taken from a car park, no matter how iconeous the scenery or dazzling the light, will never be the same as one that you took one day's march away from civilization.

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Monte San Lorenzo at sunrise.

The Icy Blues

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It's a remote, but incredibly beautiful mountain and has a massive, unclimbed east face - that's more or less all I could find out about Cerro San Lorenzo researching the web. What seemed to qualify this peak as a tempting challenge for…

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Burned trees in Pqrue Nacional Torres del Paine

Scorched Paradise

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On 27th of December 2011 a severe case of human ignorance caused a fire in Chile's Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. Within a few days more than 15.000 hectares of native forest, brushland and steppe fell victim to the flames and the…

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Torres del Paine: W-Trek

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For many hikers the W-Trek is a first introduction to multi-day trekking in Patagonia. Parque Nacional Torres del Paine offers everything you'd expect from Patagonia - the rugged mountains, the turqoise lakes, the endless glaciers and of…

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Long exposure of a sunrise at Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine Dawn

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I had already buried my hopes for a sunset shoot when we were cooking dinner (noodles in vegetable soup). The last clouds had disappeared and my legs felt too tired to climb up to the Torres del Paine again (I knew this was a sunrise…

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Landscape above Giglachseen lakes

Knappenkar Alpenglow

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During a recent trip (actually it was work) I was on with a friend of mine, we decided to spend one night photographing in the mountains. We finished work a bit earlier that day and started our ascent around 5pm. Most hikers were already…

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Sunset on the mountains surrounding El Chaltén

Los Glaciares: El Chaltén

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It was on the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén, when I first saw the panorama of the cordillera and the shapes of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy with my own eyes. And in this very moment I realized that this trip was going to be something…

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Giglachseen

Giglachseen

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Finding an untouched area like the surroundings of the Giglachseen lakes is difficult in Austria. The lakes are located in an alpine valley above the tree line and are a breath of fresh air in the jungle of exploited mountains in Austria.

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Sunset clouds above Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres

Fitz Roy on Fire

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Chaltén as Fitz Roy was called by the indigenous people is a peak of 3.406m and is well known amongst climbers all around the world. Not only is it a great mountain to climb but also to photograph. Patagonia’s climate and strong winds are…

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Glowing Fitz Roy

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Patagonia and especially Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is a photographer's dream. I had no idea how beautiful it would be when I was planning our trip. I knew that it was going to be one of the highlights of our 8 weeks trip through southern America, but it turned out to be more than that.

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Mount Cook at sunset seen from Mueller hut

Relaunch

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Today I decided to relaunch my blog. Not that it had ever been launched before, but at least I had posted a few pictures. Pictures.. Well, I guess a blog's purpose isn't just displaying pictures. Actually, I wouldn't need a blog if it were…

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Panorama of the Tre Cime seen from Rifugio Locatelli

Tre Cime: Rifugio Locatelli

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If there is something like the epitome of an alpine view from a mountain hut, it might as well be the incredible view of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo seen from Rifugio Locatelli in the Dolomites. For generations this view has inspired…

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Lago di Braies: Early Winter

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Lago di Braies has become such a popular destination for tourists and photographers alike that quietness and solitude aren't easy to find. One weekend, when winter had set in early, things were quite a bit different. Late in October, when…

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