Mountains

Floris van Breugel on August 17th, 2017

Shortly after Aubrey and I settled into our new home in Seattle, we embarked on our first backpacking adventure in the Cascades since we left the Northwest 3 years ago. I wanted to jump right in, with a trip that really embodied the Northwest experience: crisp alpine lakes, steep vegetated slopes, bushwacking, adventurous route-finding, and …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on October 16th, 2016

Order your 2017 calendars before supplies run out! ~ ~ ~ Last week Aubrey and I found ourselves in Yosemite for a few days, and took the opportunity to explore a little. Today, there is little mystery left as to how Yosemite Valley formed. However, just over 100 years ago, there were several competing theories. …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on June 4th, 2016

Last weekend Aubrey, my father, and I spent a few days exploring the Inyo Mountains. Inyo county, the second largest county in California (just behind neighboring San Bernardino County), is home to the lowest and highest points in the contiguous US (Badwater, -279′; and Mt Whitney, 14,505′). Between those two famous points are the Panamint, …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on January 28th, 2016

Out of the past three weekends, Aubrey and I managed to spend two of them near Mammoth, CA, in preparation for a trip we hope to do later this spring. Although the main goals for these trips were (a) to remember how ski, and (b) to relearn avalanche safety, we happened to be in the …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Winds of Winter ~ Mammoth, CA

Last weekend Aubrey and I found some time to go backpacking in the Sierra. Coming from the heat of Pasadena, it was nice to cool off in the mountains again. The weather was a strange mix – we simultaneously had 65° temperatures and warm sun, while graupel (a cross between snow and hail) blew in …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Beauty in Austerity – Inspirations from the Eastern Sierra

My 2015 calendars arrived, and they look fantastic. I will start shipping orders this week.Click to order your 2015 Art in Nature Adventure Series Calendars now!Limited supplies, order soon! ~ ~ ~ There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Rewilding (pt 3) – Hush and Quietude in Alaska’s Brooks Range / Gates of the Arctic National Park

Floris van Breugel on June 26th, 2014

First, I would like to announce a print sale! Between now and July 5th, all images on my site will get a 15% discount – just enter the code “BUSHPLANES” on checkout! The proceeds from this sale will go towards paying a bush pilot to bring Aubrey and I to a remote spot in Alaska’s …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park in Winter

Floris van Breugel on June 22nd, 2014

I recently returned from a fantastic two week adventure to near the southern tip of South America with my friend and fellow nature photographer Marc Adamus. After two full days of travel we arrived in El Calafate, Argentina, on the heels of the first big snowstorm of the winter season. To take advantage of the …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Fitz Roy – Winter in Argentine Patagonia

Floris van Breugel on September 12th, 2013

With unsettled forecasts throughout the Cascades a few weeks ago, Aubrey and I abandoned our hopes to do a week long trek across the Cascade crest and instead headed for Bugaboo Provincial Park in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. Normally one does not go to the Bugaboos to escape weather, since they are notorious …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on September 2nd, 2013

Most of us, unfortunately, lead the majority of our lives under artificial lighting. This has a profound effect on our sleep cycle, which is controlled largely by the levels of the hormone melatonin in our bodies. Living under artificial lighting causes the melatonin cycle and our sleep cycle to lose sync, resulting in groggy mornings …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about A Night in a Tent – Mt Rainier