Just out- the gorgeous new book by the photo editors of Patagonia, Unexpected- 30 Years of Patagonia Catalog Photography.
Patagonia has long been on of my favorite and best clients. Over the years, they’ve used quite a few of my shots in their catalogs and advertisements and so I’m very excited that the editors chose one of my images to be included in this book.
Filled with awesome shots from around the globe that were taken by a long list of legendary adventurers and photographers, I feel like I’ve been invited to sit at the head table in the giant’s throne room.
The editors selected one the shots from the mountain bike trip into Himalayan region of Ladakh, India that I took in 2001 with my good friend, Eric Parsons. During the trip, we pulled trailers up and over four passes over 16,000 feet, plus the Tanglang La, at 17,500 feet and the Khardung La, which at 18,380, feet is the highest established road on the planet.
It was during that trip that Eric began developing the ideas that have evolved into his successful adventure bike bag business, Revelate Designs. Check out his website to see an innovative selection of rackless lightweight touring gear that’s designed for bikepacking, distance road biking, expedition touring, winter riding / racing and everything in between.
Get “Unexpected” here. Makes a great gift for the dirt bag adventure lover and armchair expedition leader in your life.
Here are a few shots from that trip: