Journey Through the Torngat Mountains

Tucked into one of the most remote parts of Canada lies one of the last frontiers for landscape photographers and explorers alike: the Torngat Mountains. The area is an incredibly wild mix that fires up the imagination: Norway-like fjords, glacier remnants (and the associated turquoise lakes), a healthy polar bear population, jagged icebergs freshly arrived from Greenland, aurora-filled skies, cultural treasures, archeological gems, rich marine life, and some of the highest, most rugged peaks in all of Eastern Canada.

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Photo Essay: An Ascent of Mt. Robson

Photos from a 2015 ascent of Mt. Robson in British Columbia, Canada.

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Hanging Out with His Highness: An Aerial Tour of Mount Robson

2014 has been an exciting year here at Paul Zizka Photography. I was fortunate to spend a considerable amount of time in some of the most beautiful parts of the Canadian Rockies. One of the highlights of my year as a photographer occurred while shooting for Mount Robson Provincial Park in October, and I thought I would share the experience by putting a blog post together.

The entire Robson experience was a highlight – photographing caves under glaciers, obscure summits and icebergs – but as a photographer it is hard to beat flying over a landscape. I got to do just that for a few hours, along with ranger Jesse Milner and Yellowhead Helicopters. In glorious weather and light, we buzzed around the King of the Rockies for quite some time, getting dropped off on the summit of Rearguard Mountain along the way for a few land-based photographs. It was a rather bumpy ride, especially when we ventured right along the summit ridge, with both doors off, feet dangling. But thanks to pilot Dale it was quite a memorable experience and I am back to write about it!

Here are a few highlights from a thrilling trip up high with the King!

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Gateway to Everest

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Hard to believe, but the easiest way up the tallest peak in the world starts with a climb through this treacherous icefall. The icefall moves downhill at about one metre per day, which means its seracs and crevasses are constantly…

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