My focus in climbing has been to go on expeditions to all of the great mountain ranges of the world and climb the classic alpine test pieces, although I have also managed to do a few first ascents.
For me mountaineering is about pushing yourself and applying hard earned skills and fitness, but it is also about adventure, friendship, enjoying the most spectacular scenery the world has to offer, making life less complicated and focusing on the task of reaching a summit, simply because you can. However, to reach a summit is not the main criteria of success in alpine climbing. In fact, many of my best and most memorable experiences in the mountains are from expeditions where I did not succeed. Adventure and the process of learning should always be valued as a goal in itself.
Here are some photos from my different climbing expeditions:
2012 Standhart, Patagonia
2011 Kandersteg, Switzerland
2010 Patagonia, Argentina
2010 Mt. Hunter, Alaska
2010 Canmore, Canada
2009 Sichuan, China
2008 Denali, Alaska
Below are some articles that I have written about expeditions and other climbing-related topics: