30 December 2010

29 December 2010

25 December 2010


Vertical Panorama of the moon, sunset, and a massive glacier.
Mt. Tranador, Argentina. January 2010.

24 December 2010

23 December 2010


Continental Ice Shelf, Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. 

20 December 2010

17 December 2010

Icicles and the Andes

One last adventure in the Andes with our friend Carlos, near Santiago, Chile. June 2010.

16 December 2010

Siberian Cities

Overlooking an old wooden church in Tomsk
In September, we traveled from Lake Baikal to Moscow on the TranSiberian Railroad, with a detour to the Altai Mountains. Here are my impressions of the Siberian cities that we explored on our journey:

14 December 2010

New Publication in Backpacking Light Magazine

News of the Day:

Kristin and I are very excited to announce our second publication in Backpacking Light Magazine. It is such an honor for us. The article, Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash, details an arduous seven-day high-altitude trek in Northern Peru that we accomplished in May 2010. We have several articles in the pipeline to be published by Backpacking Light Magazine this year. If you want to read our articles, you will save money with the year subscription, over the pay-per-article basis.

On other news, I'll continue publishing the Year In Review Daily Photo, as well as back-blogging from our last adventures in Russia (Siberian Cities, Altai Mountains, Moscow), Istanbul, and about our current break in Bulgaria. 

Lastly, it is snowing today and it feels like Christmas!! Next Monday, we are renting a car for 2-3 weeks to drive around Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. Our friend Beth, from the States, is joining us for this road trip. 

We're still hanging out in the empty, remote village of Kosharitsa in Bulgaria. We are 7km from the Black Sea, and near the UNESCO World Heritage City of Nesebar. Keep checking back with me for more stories and photos of our three months in Bulgaria. 

The Mighty Altai

Altai Mountains, Russia.  October 2010.

11 December 2010

Three Lives

I stood still while Kristin kept hiking. I stitched together these shots afterwards to make one huge photo with three Kristins. Thanks Todd for the help!
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru. May 2010.

Tatoo Photo Competition

I entered a few photo competitions in the last month. One of them is being hosted by Tatoo, a South American outdoor gear company.  One of my photos is published on their gallery page. I haven't won anything, but it's kinda neat seeing the photo up there.

To see the photo, go to their competition gallery, then scroll down to "FOTO 45" in the Trekking category.  It is a self-timed picture that I took at sunrise of Fitz Roy, in Los Glaciares National Park.

06 December 2010

Lake Baikal

The list of superlatives for Lake Baikal is as long as the lake itself, (636km). Baikal is the deepest, oldest and second largest lake in the world. It contains 20% of the world's fresh water and is home to nearly 1200 endemic organisms, including the world's only freshwater seal, the Nerpa.

Do all of these unique qualities make Lake Baikal one of the world's best hiking places?

04 December 2010

02 December 2010

Walking Home

Passing through a village at the end of a hike near Huaraz.
Cordillera Blanca, Peru. May 2010.

01 December 2010

Running to the Sun

Still catching my breath from this run.
Kosharitsa, Bulgaria. November 2010

I will publish a new photo every day for the month of December, to celebrate this year of traveling around the world.

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