Winter

Floris van Breugel on April 30th, 2016

Type II fun: A horrible experience while you’re doing it, but rewarding after the fact. Examples include: mountaineering, bushwhacking, extended winter trips, etc. A few weeks ago, in the last week or so of March, Aubrey and I completed a week long ski tour from Mammoth Mountain to Tuolumne Meadows, roughly following the PCT / …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Type II Fun – Ski Touring (part of) the PCT / JMT

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

Floris van Breugel on November 29th, 2015

I hope everyone (in America) had a wonderful Thanksgiving! After a delicious feast shared with local friends, I spent the holiday with my parents near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Wednesday brought one of the first major storms of the winter season to the Sierra, which was followed by a clear and cold night. …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Winter Sunshine ~ Sequoia 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 January 15th, 2014

This post is continued from the previous post, about Yellowstone’s gray wolves. The center of Yellowstone National Park, near old faithful, averages approximately 200 inches of snow fall each year. In such deep snow it would be impossible for the grazing wildlife (bison, elk, moose, and antelope) to find food. This forces them to adopt …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about A Snowy Canvas – Yellowstone National Park

Floris van Breugel on March 9th, 2013

The silence and purity of an alpine glacial landscape in winter is unlike any other place I’ve ever seen. Ice and snow extend as far as the eye can see. Not a single living soul – animal, tree, or human – is visible for miles. Not even a trace. Being the only living thing for …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Ski Touring Garibaldi Provincial Park

Floris van Breugel on February 10th, 2013

Sometimes — feels like most of the time in the Pacific Northwest — the weather forecast is meaningless. You might head out with high hopes of skiing in the sun, above the clouds, but instead get stuck in an endless winter white out. That’s what happened to my girlfriend, Aubrey, and I this past weekend …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Mountain Ghosts – Mt Seymour, BC

Floris van Breugel on February 3rd, 2013

Seattle folks – I have a set of prints on display at Cafe Solstice in the UDistrict, through the end of February. They have some of the best coffee, cookies, and atmosphere that can be found in this fine city, so stop by between 6:30am and 10pm any day of the week! Contact me and …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Winter’s Blanket – Mt Baker in Winter

Floris van Breugel on December 19th, 2012

After a busy two months I finally have some time to share a few new images! Life has been busy with my research, getting all my calendar orders out (thank you everyone who ordered one!), and moving to a new apartment, but things have finally started to settle down a little. Click image for larger …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about From Autumn into Winter