Posts Tagged ‘Mountain Shop’

Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project’s 2013 newletter

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Well, I believe I found the last place I’ll use to share newsletters.

The layout and readability of Issuu’s PDF conversion is nice.

So here is an attempt at using their embed code.



I am planning on getting funding for this next season of shooting…..but, you never know….


I have also added a link to my Issuu profile in the friendly links section.

Portland Ice Comp 2014

Saturday, November 8th, 2014


The Portland Ice Comp of 2014 was well organized and the competition event started rather quick.  I believe the event is coming of age as this year it was combined with the Portland Alpine Festival put on by the local legendary group known as the Mazamas.  The Mazamas have over a hundred years of history in the area’s climbing Community.

This year, yours truly fell off the 5th hold of the Prelim route.  The hold gave me a bit of a unique twist, I almost recovered by hooking one tool onto the other.  But, I peeled off.  Last year I had a much better performance on the prelim route.  The year before that, well I fell flat on my back from the third hold…with none other than John Frieh holding the belay….still a bit embarrassed about that one.

Huge thanks to the Portland Rock Gym monkeys, mainly Sean, for setting the routes and for the gym itself hosting the unique event.



Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project (CIGP) Update

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Had a great meeting with GigaPan‘s Marketing team the other day.  It’s going to be great having their help with additional research and CIGP marketing.  Still working on financial funding and climbing safety gear specific to the project.

I’m going to play with the GigaPan Epic Pro at the end of The Portland Rock Gym’s 25th Anniversary Bash tonight.

I’m excited that Promote Systems is interested in the Project, can’t wait to use the Promote Control for some focus stacking!

A huge thank you again to Mountain House for having the desire early on and being the first official project sponsor, along with

Last but not least….

A fresh pair of Intuition Luxury Liners!


I’ll be getting these fit at the Mountain Shop in Portland soon!   I am excited to ride in comfort from this day forward.


Thank you all for your support!

Image Acquisition locations


The Route of the Columbia River.


The Columbia Icefield rests near the Big Bend  above Kinbasket Lake and is one of two hydrological apexes (feeds into three water systems: Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic via Hudson Bay) ice sheets in the world.  The second one is in Siberia.   Since it is an apex and is already being currently studied by a scientific team led by Dr. Mike Demuth this area is a prime candidate for gigapixel image acquisition.

I will be conducting gigapixel test shoots on Mount Hood soon.

For additional info on the Icefield Studies:

a PDF online