— To the summit of the highest peak on each of the seven continents
— Landscape scenics
— Mountain culture
— Generic climbing, hiking and skiing shots.
— Mt.Everest from both sides, Nepal and Tibet
— Mt Muztaghata, western China
— Mt. Siniolchu, Sikkim Himalaya, India
— Mt Shishapangma, Tibet
— Mt Jambalang, Sichuan Province, China
— Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
— Mt. McKinley/Denali in Alaska x 2
— Mt. Logan x2 & Mt. Steele in Canada
— Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina
— Mt. Elbrus in Georgia
— Carstensz Pyramid x 3 in Irian Jaya, Indonesia
— Vinson Massif x 2
— Rock, snow, ice (frozen waterfalls), alpine — in Alberta, B.C., NWT and Yukon; Ascents of Mt. Logan and Mt. Steele in St. Elias Mtns, Yukon
— 450 mile, l0-day wilderness trip down Yukon’s Dempster Highway, through the Ogilvie and Richardson Mountains, across the Arctic Circle.
Hiking/Camping Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon
— Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park/Alberta; Pacific Rim National Park (52 miles of rugged beach walking on Vancouver Island)/ B.C.; St. Elias Mtns. in Kluane National Park and Tombstone Mtns/Yukon
— Heli-hiking with Canadian Mountain Holidays in Purcell Mtns/B.C.
Sea kayaking in British Columbia
— The Queen Charlotte Islands (Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve) ;
— Across Atlin Lake on the edge of the St. Elias Mtns.
— Heliskiing in B.C.: Cariboo, Purcell, Selkirk and Monashee ranges
— Hut-to-hut tours and backcountry lodges in B.C.– Ptarmigan Tours; Mistaya Lodge; Purcell Lodge; Wells Gray Chalets; Golden Alpine Holidays; Valhalla Mountain Touring.
— Ski resorts: B.C. & Alberta
— Lake Louise, Fernie Snow Valley
— Wilderness skiing: Alberta Rockies, B.C. and Yukon
— 14-day traverse of Homathko Icefield (story package): Coast Mountain Range of B.C., including telemark descents of various peaks; camp scenes; glacier mountain scenics of B.C.’s second highest peak, Mt. Waddington.
— Ski traverse of historic Chilkoot Pass, Yukon to Alaska
— Circumski of Yukon’s Mt. Logan, St. Elias Mtns: l40-mile, l2-day ski in St. Elias Icefields, the largest ice cap outside polar regions
— Circumski of Yukon’s Tombstone Range…70 miles in subarctic conditions, around jagged granite spires
— Ellesmere Island, N.W.T., Canadian Arctic and geographic North Pole. Flight to the north pole in twin otters with celebrities Sir Edmund Hillary and astronaut Neil Armstrong, followed by a ski ascent of a peak at Tanquary Fjord in -50 C temperatures. Cover Outside mag.
Outside , Nov 1998
Canoeing and Rafting Yukon’s Rivers
— Tatshenshini River 12-day raft trip through spectacular St. Elias Mtns, from B.C. into Alaska near Glacier Bay. Hiking, campfire scenes, with shimmering Mt. Fairweather (B.C.’s highest peak) in background at dusk.
— Alsek River 12-day raft trip to Glacier Bay; hike up on Goatherd Mtn along the way, with view of icebergs on Lowell Lake
— Peel River 350-mile canoe trip in Yukon and NWT
— Firth River, Ivvavik National Park (story package): l0-day raft trip through the migration of the Porcupine Caribou herd in the British Mtns; all the way to Hershel Island Territorial Park on the Beaufort Sea
— Snake River (story package): 11-day canoe trip through the MacKenzie Mtns, on the border with NWT; beautiful campsites and hiking every day
— Scenics plus lifestyle stories: gold rush– past and present; homesteading; sea kayaking on Atlin Lake; First Nations’ salmon fishing camp; historic Dawson City and Diamond Tooth Gertie’s; Fort Selkirk on the Yukon River; St. Elias Mountains; aerials; Kluane National Park; Dempster highway; bicycling the Dempster; Richardson and Ogilvie mountains; Alaska Highway; Porcupine Caribou herd migration on Porcupine River and
Firth River, Ivvavik National Park.
— Mt. Logan (story package): two ascents of Canada’s highest mountain, via King Trench Route. One was a scientific expedition to remeasure height of the mountain with Global Positioning System instruments.
— Mt Steele (story package): 1995 commemorative climb of the peak named after Sam Steele, the Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman who brought law to Klondike Gold Rush in ’98.
Arizona and Utah Canyoneering (story package)
— Exploring the sublime desert landscape through convoluted sandstone slots, including Grand Canyon, Grand Gulch, Escalante, Kanab, Monument Valley; Anasazi ruins.
— Denali National Park, ascent of Mt. McKinley/Denali
— Kilimanjaro National Park climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro (story package); Big game in Tanzanian parks: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Lk. Manyara. Masai and Chagga people in Moshi and Arusha.
— Game and wildlife management story: Mole National Park, and Boabeng-Fiemma monkey sanctuary.
— Cities: Accra, Kumasi, Tamale
Mt. Vinson, Ellsworth Mountains (story package)
— Climbing/skiing Antarctica’s highest summit, just 600 miles from south pole
— U.S. Scott Amundsen Base
— wildlife: penguins, seals, sea lions
— Argentine base of Esperanza with families, children, equipment, penguins, seals, climbing/skiing, spectacular glaciers and mountains
— Adelaide Island, British Rothera base, airplanes and skidoos, scenics
— Alexander Island: First tourist group to visit here, and a 7-day storm
— King George Island–various bases, Chilean, Russian, Chinese.
— Mt. Everest– summit shots from the top of the world from 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition, South Col Route; Khumbu Icefall.
— Kathmandu street life, temples, markets
— Annapurna to Everest (story package): 90-day, 400 mi. “Super Trek” spanning trekking regions of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Rolwaling and Khumbu.
— Khumbu Region, Sagarmatha Nat’l Park: Sherpa village life; Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery.
— Makalu-Barun National Park:30-day trek up the Arun Valley of eastern Nepal to Mt. Makalu, the world’s sixth highest peak.
— Dolpo, Shey Phoksumdo Nat’l Park (story package): 30-day trek past Mts. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Gurja; wondrous Phoksumdo Lake; Tibetan refugee settlement in Dhorpatan
— Mt. Kangchenjunga – third highest peak in the world. A 30-day trek to the north and south base camps, great shots of satellite peaks, including Jannu. Kangchenjunga Conservation Area Project. Villages along the way.
— Spectacular mountain biking down the Karakorum Highway (from Kashgar through the Chinese Pamir Mountains) across 16,000-foot Khunjerab Pass into Hunza. Trekking among the giants of the Karakorum mountains.
— K2, Broad Peak, Concordia Glacier; Trek from Hushe past Mt. Masherbrum to Gondogoro. Towns of Karimabad, Gilgit, Skardu.
— Spiti and Kinnaur, recently opened regions southeast of Ladakh. Buddhist monasteries of Spiti; colourful mix of Hindu and Buddhist people in Kinnaur, including the annual “Festival of Flowers” — Dharamsala, home of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Trekking north across the high peaks of the Dhauladhar Range
— Manali and Shimla, mountain towns/hill stations
— Houseboats on Dal Lake in Srinigar
LADAKH (story package)
— Buddhist culture, monasteries and villages along the Indus Valley; Hemis Festival; Lamayuru Monastery; trekking with horses in Zanskar and the Rupshu area
–Ttrek from Lachen to Nepal Gap (beneath Kangchenjunga); attempt to climb the lovely Mt Siniolchu; trek to Dzongri on south side of Kangchenjunga in the Kangchenjunga National Park; Kagyat cham (masked) dances at Rumtek Monastery; capital of Gangtok.
— Trekking in the Garwhal area near Josimath; Hindu pilgrim destinations of Rishikesh and Badrinath.
— The hill resort of Darjeeling
— Mount Everest, original Mallory/Irvine route on North Col; 1991 Canadian “Climb For Hope.” Approach from Nepal into Tibet via Friendship Highway; expedition life, scenics, Tibetan yak herders, etc. Rongbuk Monastery.
— Lhasa, the Holy City (story package): monasteries and pilgrims; street life; the changing face of the city; pilgrims during Sagadawa Festival (celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha); prayer wheels
— Tsurphu Monastery, seat of the Karmapa; pictures of the 17th Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, during 3-day festival in 1997 with unveiling a new thangka and cham dances
— Hiking in Tsangpo River Gorge (Brahmaputra R), Mt Namche Barwa.
— Circumambulation of Mt. Bonri (holy Bon mtn), in Kongpo
— By truck and mountain bike across the Tibetan Plateau and the Chang Tang, into the Kunlun Mountains
— Circumambulation of Mt. Kailas (story package): Asia’s holiest mountain for both Buddhists and Hindus
— Forbidden City, Great Wall, etc. in 1981
XINGJIANG AUTONOMOUS REGION
— Urumchi, capital city: Uighur minority group, hospital, bazaars Taklamakan Desert
— Kashgar, oasis city on Silk Road, markets, carpet factory, street medicine, Sunday Bazaar
— Kirghiz mountain people, living in Sarikol Valley in the shadow of Mt. Muztagata near borders of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia, hay harvesting, yurts, playing buz kashi (rugby on horseback)
— Telemark ski descent from top of 25,000-foot Mt. Muztagata in Pamir mountains
— Sand dune skiing on l,000-foot dunes in Chinese Pamirs
— Guilin, one of China’s most popular tourist destinations; limestone spires; caving in the subteranean world of karst formations
— Cities of Kunming and Dali
— Chengdu, Muli: sacred Buddhist peaks, Tibetan monastery, pilgrims;
Wolong Panda Preserve: A week spent with a Canadian biologist researching pandas in the wild for World Wildlife Fund.
HUBEI AND HUNAN PROVINCES
— Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam (story package): 5-day cruise trip from Wushan to Chongqing, past site of Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping; hiking in and exploring the inner gorges, visiting villages that will be drowned by the dam. This story won a silver award for photojournalism in the Canadian National Magazine Awards.
— City scenes
— 1993 International Dragon Boat Races
Europe, Georgia and Russia
SKIING — telemarking in the Alps at resorts in Austria, Switzerland, and Italy and the Telemark District of southern Norway.
— Mt. Elbrus, Caucasus Mountains (story package):
— Climb of the mtn; hike into Svanetia near the border of Turkey and Iran. Stone defense towers; villagers and alpine flowers
— Tbilisi, capital city
— culinary practices of Georgians (story package):inside family kitchens between the Black and Caspian Seas
— Moscow: downtown, Red Square, Sport Hotel ’83
— Khabarovsk, Russia’s Far East
— Kamchatka Peninsula (story package): climbing active volcanoes, trekking through nature preserves; sea voyage along coast. Eruption of 5000m Mt Klyuchevskaya in ’93
IRIAN JAYA — (story package)
— Stone Age Dani tribe of the central highlands, Baliem Valley; wedding ceremonies and pig feasts that happen only every 5 years; hiking from Wamena between villages and through forests
— Carstensz Pyramid: climb of the highest peak in Australasia
— Traverse of the Japan Alps (story package):
— From the Japan Sea to the Pacific Ocean; climbing Japan’s highest 21 peaks over 3000 meters; mountain culture and religion; Mt. Fuji
— Hokkaido (story package): powder skiing; ski ascent of Hokkaido’s highest peak, Mt Asahi Dake; winter scenics.
— Ancient Roman city of Jerash; capital city Amman; canyon ruins of Petra; T.E. Lawrence’s Wadi Rum desert; having coffee in the tents of bedouins; camels; swimmers floating in the Dead Sea, and the Red Sea.
— Rio Negro Prov:Bariloche environs
— Santa Cruz Prov: Fitz Roy and Cerre Torre in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
— Rio de Janeiro: Carnaval, beaches, street scenes, hang gliding Gavea Rock, rock climbing in bathing suits
— La Paz and Mt. Illimani, Mt. Huayna Potosi
— Ulla Ulla National Park: alpacas and vicunas; Apolabamba Range
— Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol
— Santiago museums, Christmas, street scenes
— Vina del Mar: popular beach resort
— La Serena, Esqui Valley
— Patagonia: Punta Arenas, pampas, aerials southern Andes, Puerto Natales
— Carreterra Austral (Austral highway) in the X Region de Los Lagos and the XI Region de Aisen
— Torres del Paine National Park: wildlife (guanacos), scenics of the spectacular spires, hiking,
— island of Chiloe: mountain biking; fishing and farming villages
— Northern Chile: Atacama Desert, Arica (northernmost city in Chile), San Pedro de Atacama
— Machu Picchu: Hiking the Inca Trail