Saturday, July 31, 2010

Late July clouds are awesome!

The clouds have been great this past week.  This was shot from the lookout above town.  This is a huge 33 Megapixel image.  I am going to need a bigger printer!  It is available for purchase at


Monday, July 26, 2010

High Resolution Image of Mt. Rainier Summit

Follow this link to see a high resolution (10,000 pixel wide) panoramic image of Mount Rainier's top!

Give it time to load as you pan around.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Huge Gallery Updates!

Some days ARE better than others.  Some days are just cleaning.  Some are running errands for materials.  Some are spent just imagining how to do a unique, special, and affordable renovation to the gallery.  On occasion there is a great sense of accomplishment and reward.  I used to think that climbing mountains taught you patience.  Boy was I wrong!  LIFE teaches you patience.

Today we finished the new steps, and the new (sustainably harvested) African mahogany doors arrived.  The large one (without the frame) is 4' X 8'.  Now that's a door.  The steps are made from solid 4" X 12" lumber and are anchored directly to the outside of the vault wall.  I'd bet in 1920, they never planned on that happening!!

Pictured on the steps is Brad Klein.  Brad is where the Ideas meet Reality.  Thanks for the doors Steve Caskey.  After seeing these doors in real life, I hope that the rest of the renovation match their quality.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kilimanjaro by Moonlight.

Kilimanjaro by Moonlight from Karanga Camp, Kilimanjaro National Park.  June 2010.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Kilimanjaro and African Safari with International Mountain Guides, June 2010.

Another great Kilimanjaro climb and African safari wraps up with great success.  All 12 climbers to the top!  The climb always exceeds expectations, and the challenges forge lifelong friendships in short time.  Congratulations to Art, Ann, Colston, and Anna Edgerton;  Rob and Meredith Elgar; John and Christina Porter; Elizah Mclaughlin, Shannon Smith and Donna Wise.  Thank you to all of the local porters and guides who helped us stay healthy and strong on our way to the summit.  It takes a special group of people to pull off such a feat!

Work hard then play hard.  After the climb we safaried in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.  We stayed at some "off the beaten path" camps and lodges this time, which I think were some of the best lodging experiences I've had on 11 safaris.  Good living and good friends all the way.  Can't wait to go back next year!

Adam Angel, IMG Guide.