Nona has been hiking the Appalachian Trail this year (2008). She started in Georgia and is currently heading south in Vermont. Here are some pictures in Georgia and N. Carolina at the beginning of the trail, in March. She continued northwards to the New Jersey/new York border then left the trail and went with me to Malcolm & Katherine's wedding in Powell River, BC. AFter that event we visited Lena and rejoined the AT but heading south instead of north (otherwise known as aflip-flop). Here are some pictures in southern Maine and northern New Hampshire, in late July & August. Now, it's end of September and Nona has only 280 miles to go to reach the New jersey/new York border and finish! She's waiting out hurricane Kyle at her cousin Stephanie's place until the rain stops.
In October 2007 I was part of a 4-member team trying to climb the unclimbed peak "Yangmolong" (6000m - 20000') in West Sichuan province, China. Here is a selection of my best/most interesting shots. The main peak remains unclimbed but we did climb a couple of subsidiary peaks (about 5850m - 19500').
Ruby and Lena (my daughters) skied about 400 miles through the finest section of the British Columbia Coast Range from Vancouver (Pitt Lake) to Bella Coola in February-March 2001. You can see the pictures from Lena's slideshow or the whole set of about 200 shots. (Click on each thumbnail to see a larger image) Lena continued northwards with three others, and by early July arrived in Skagway. Thus she had skied the entire length of the BC Coast Range - about 1200 miles of ski-mountaineering - in 4 1/2 months. Neither the Vancouver->Bella Coola traverse nor the entire Coast Range traverse had been done before.
In summer of 2000, John Brodie and I made an attempt on the Princess Louisa Wall , a 5000' cliff above Princess Louisa Inlet not far up the BC coast from Vancouver. We reached the obvious half-way ledge but did not have enough supplies (water, food, bolts, time) to continue. The upper half of this wall has still not been climbed.
Here is the last roll of film of 2002 (on the beach at Del Mar)
Nona is now working on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), which is not nearly as well-defined as the
Pacific Crest Trail. In late summer 2004, Nona and I spent 2 weeks on the CDT in the San Juan mountains in southern Colorado, where the trail is mostly around 12,000'. Click here to see photos from the trail.
In late summer 2007, I was with Nona in the South Windriver Range, here are some photos from the trail.
A collection of slides from an expedition to Greenland, long, long, ago can be seen here
Slides of Greenland 1963.
A selection of 28 Greenland slides can be seen here 28 slides of Greenland.
If you have a Mac with OSX:
A spectacular 57 sec video of Ruby in 2007 can be seen here.
That video is a greatly shortened version of this video.
If you have a PC it is a little more difficult.
To view Ruby's video you will need Quicktime.
If you're using Windows, you can download "Quicktime for Windows" for free from this link.
If you're using some other system I might be able to help but I don't promise. The two video files are ".mov" format which Quicktime plays.