Highstyle Profile

For most of the familiar hike up the Glory bootpack, Caite Zeliff and I enjoyed watching the December sun setting in the west. Just when we reached the summit, the full moon rose into the sky, pink with alpenglow. The objective of the day was to move our legs and catch up on each other’s off-season, but I have a hard time going anywhere without my camera and was rewarded for carrying the extra weight with an amazing photo op. We were walking on the moon!

Shooting portraits of Caite can feel like two kids playing “runway.” Her intense, big-mountain demeanor gives way to a playful, slightly sarcastic photographic subject.