News from Misha
Mt. Agassiz and Mt. Winchell from Dusy Basin in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park.
Isosceles Peak with the Palisades in the background.
Passing thunderstorm over Dusy Basin in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park.
Isosceles and Columbine Peaks from Dusy Basin.
The magnificent Palisades from Dusy Basin in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park.
Clearing summer storm over Giraud Peak in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park.
Climbing on the East Arete of Mt. Humphreys above Owens Valley.
Shooting Stars with Checkered Demon in the background. John Muir Wilderness.
Cathedral Peak from Cathedral Lakes.
Kris Solem on Roomis E. Gloomis (5.10d PG) in Wonderland of Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park.
December 29, 2006: Slide show at RIM Club
I will be giving a slide show about my recent adventures at Rock, Ice and Mountain Club (RIM Club) in Santa Rosa, CA on January 2nd, 2007. You can learn more about RIM Club by going to its website.
October 30, 2006: The National Photography Exhibit at SCAL
Two of my photographs were selected to participate in the juried National Photography Exhibit organized by The Santa Cruz Art League. This exhibit represented 42 photographers and approximately 70 artworks. It took place in Santa Cruz, California between November 4th and November 26th, 2006.
October 9, 2006: Bay Nature for October-December
Bay Nature published one of my photographs from Purisima Creek Preserve in their October-December issue. It supplements the article named 'Got Wheels? Accessible Hikes Around the Bay Area' written by Ann Sieck. You can read the magazine and the mentioned article in print or online.
September 19, 2006: First Ascent in Kings Canyon National Park
Pavel Kovar and I discovered and completed the first ascent of one of the few remaining unclimbed technical ridges in the Sierra Nevada mountains, NE Ridge of Mt. Clarence King in Kings Canyon National Park. This route was attempted by the first ascent party over two separate three day efforts in September. The final attempt between September 15th and 17th involved nearly thirty miles of hiking, one and a half days of technical climbing and a cold bivouac on the summit ridge. The route is rated Grade IV+, 5.7 YDS. You can find a few photos from the climb in the High Sierra gallery.
June 27, 2006: OP's Your Favorite Places
My Tuolumne Meadows photo got picked by Outdoor Photographer Magazine for their online Your Favorite Places feature.
April 22, 2006: My Photo in National Geographic Adventure
One of my Matthes Crest photos has been published in National Geographic Adventure this May. It is a full-page print on the last page of the magazine in its Your Turn section. You can also access this photo on the NGA's website. Working with NGA editors on this publication was a fast and exciting process. I hope to collaborate with their team again in the future.