Warren Harding during the first ascent of the Nose of El Capitan, 1957
Warren Harding leading the initial pitches to Sickle Ledge during the first ascent of the Nose of El Capitan, 1957.
Big Wall Pete Takeda nailing on Sunkist, El Capitan. Greg Epperson photo.
Jeff Perrin enjoying his ledge. Greg Epperson photo.
Jo Whitford leading Catchy. Photo by Greg Epperson
Ron Kauk on New Dimensions. Greg Epperson photo.
Eric Kohl on the Porcelain Wall. Greg Epperson photo.
As a avid rock climber, I moved to Yosemite in 1972 and have lived here ever since. Living in Yosemite has offered me many opportunities such as rock climbing, hiking, camping, kayaking, and skiing. These adventures brought me to many unique areas of the park that sparked my interest in photography. I began to carry a camera on every excursion to capture images of climbers, skiers, and sunsets from various locations off the beaten trail.
I am the former director of the Ski Patrol at Badger Pass in Yosemite and continue to work there part time. A former Yosemite Mountaineering School Climbing and Nordic ski guide, I have climbed hundreds of Yosemite's climbing routes and have a wealth of knowledge of the park's terrain. As a acclaimed photographer my photos have appeared in publications around the world including National Geographic Maps, Mens Journal, Climbing, and many other action sport magazines. They have also been used in catalogs such as patagonia, Black Diamond, prAna, Zeal Optics and Five Ten . I own and operate Yosemite Stock Photographs, a website featuring a collection of his work in Yosemite, TuolumneMeadows .org, a website devoted to climbing in Tuolumne Meadows and 4yosemite.com, which offers unique lodging inside the gates of Yosemite.
Cathedral Peak 1938
Cathedral Peak from Cathedral Lake, 1938. Photograph by Ansel Adams. This photograph is on loan to Yosemite Climbing Association by Michael and Jeanne Adams for the John Muir portion of the Granite Frontiers exhibit. John Muir climbed Cathedral Peak in 1869 while working as a sheepherder in Tuolumne Meadows for the summer.
David Brower and Morgan Harris climbing in the Minarets, 1935. Photograph by Ansel Adams.
John Salathe Summit of Lost Arrow Tip. 1947
John Salathe nearing the summit of Lost Arrow Tip after spending four and a half days with Ax Nelson on the first ascent of Lost Arrow Chimney, 1947. Photograph by Ansel Adams.
John Salathe taking a picture of Ax Nelson rappelling after completing their 4 1/2 day first ascent of Lost Arrow Chimney, 1947. Photograph by Ansel Adams. This photo can be seen in the Granite Frontiers exhibit and was loaned to the Yosemite Climbing Association by Michael and Jeanne Adams.
Patsy English, David Brower, Virginia Adams and Jules Eichorn cooking a meal in their camp, 1930's. Photograph by Ansel Adams.