Jeff Bartlett (@photojbartlett) — Adventure photographer, filmmaker and writer based in the Canadian Rockies. email@example.com
Chasing Darkness Episode 5: Flagstaff and Sedona just went live! Four our fifth video, @jackfusco and I traveled to Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona. Both are Dark Sky communities - Flagstaff was the world's first - and offer stunning views of the night sky from withing city limits. It was a challenge shooting with ambient light, but it was rewarding. Check out the video, via the URL in my profile, and see if you recognize our special guest 🐶. @smugmug supported our trip in Arizona and helped build our ChasingDarkness.org website. If you need your own professional photography website, make sure to check them out! #smugmug#chasingdarknessproject
If you live in Alberta, take action! Bighorn Wilderness is a proposed combo of provincial parks and public land that would protect an important wilderness area, while also growing both economic and outdoor recreation opportunities. Public consultation is open until February 15th. Whether you are for or against this idea, let your voice be heard. In my story, you'll find a link to learn more about the proposal and the government survey. Personally, I support this project. I like the idea of improving outdoor recreation, while also protecting key wilderness areas. I also trust that the development will find unique solutions for conflicting user groups. I love Kananaskis Country and I think it'd be great to have a similar region in Bighorn Country.
Ski the east! It's deeper than you'd think! While my visit to the Auberge de Montagne des Chic-Chocs was an amazing photography opportunity, the true reason I traveled across the country was to backcountry ski. My friend @pierrecarbonneau raved about the conditions and terrain in the Chic-Chocs and I knew I wanted to experience it for myself. We lucked into unbelievable conditions. Snowmageddon dropped nearly 100cm over the weekend and we arrived just as avalanche conditions settled. But this isn't unusual, as these mountains receive the same annual snowfall as the Canadian Rockies. Because backcountry skiing is still a niche sport, there is little competition for the best backcountry lines. Check out my story today for a few more ski images that might inspire you to check it out for yourself! Swipe to see this pow turn in its full size! 👉 @quebecmaritime#quebecmaritime#chicchocsmadness
Chasing Darkness, Episode 4: Bishop, California After visiting some remote areas, like the Alvord Desert and Wood Buffalo National Park, in our first few episodes, @jackfusco and I wanted to highlight an easy-to-reach location. Bishop, California, is just five hours from Los Angeles, yet its location feels like a different planet. Located in the Eastern Sierras, the city is surrounded by the Inyo National Forest. The views of the night sky are incredible,as there is no visible light pollution. We're pretty excited about this film, as we truly had all the elements: stunning mountainous landscapes, clear night skies and the Milky Way Galaxy at its peak. If you're interested in watching the short film, please check it out via the URL in my profile! #chasingdarknessproject
I might be wrapping up my latest project with @eddiebauer today, but that doesn't mean I'm about to stop wearing their gear. I've worn Eddie Bauer everytime I've headed into the mountains since being introduced to its First Ascent line in 2015. Over these four years, no matter the conditions, their gear has earned my trust. #liveyouradventure#ebcontributor
"Every Item we sell will give you complete satisfaction or you may return it for a full refund." ~ Eddie Bauer, 1920 I've partnered with @eddiebauer for the past four years. Along the way, I've outfitted quite a few friends, adventurers, and athletes with their gear. These two images are taken four years apart. The locations have changed, but the gear hasn't. All that gear is still used today. Outdoor gear isn't inexpensive. It's an investment, so it makes sense to buy gear that lasts season after season. In my experience, nobody does that better than Eddie Bauer. #liveyouradventure#ebcontributor
First Light, Quebec Edition. Last month, I spent three days backcountry skiing at the Auberge De Montagne de Chic Chocs. I arrived just after the Winter's biggest storm and the weather remained unsettled. During my stay, it was a mix of everything: sunshine, clouds, heavy snow, and swirling winds. The first morning was stunning. The sun peaked through thick clouds just long enough to reveal the landscape I had traveled across the country to explore. The light was beautiful and, by itself, this fleeting 15-minutes of colour was enough to make the journey worthwhile. Luckily, it was just the beginning. Check out today's story for a few more landscape images I captured during the trip! @quebecmaritime#Quebecmaritime#chicchocsmadness
Just another scenic day in the Banff backcountry. In the summer, it's easy to follow hiking paths to stunning viewpoints, but it's a wildly different challenge in the winter. Rather than trails, we follow skin tracks or crest our own. Avalanche terrain must be acknowledged and managed. Weather plays its role, too, as temperatures plummet and wind erases visibility. Because of these challenges, the rewards feel even more spectacular. This winter, we've both been testing the @eddiebauer BC Igniter Stretch jackets and they will continue to be a staple in our packs for years to come. More details in my story! #liveyouradventure#ebcontributor
Chasing Darkness Episode 3: Yellowknife! I have a rather unique connection to this image and it isn't as awe inspiring as you might think. Although @jackfusco and I filmed our chasing darkness series together, I wasn't able to join the trip to Yellowknife. I was in Europe, hiking the Via Dinarica across the Balkans when my phone rang. It was Jack. He was calling while watching the greatest northern lights display he'd ever witnessed. Yes, that's right. He called to humble brag from this location while his camera captured both stunning timelapses and live video of the aurora. Check out the latest film in our series and see it for yourself. The aurora were stunning and the film is spectacular. Link is in my profile. 📷 @jackfusco#chasingdarknessproject
Snowfall warning: Up to 100 cm of snow expected along the Gaspe Peninsula. My timing was perfect. I flew east across Canada to Quebec, drove to Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and discovered the Chic-Chocs mountains the day after a huge winter storm dumped nearly 100cm of snow in the region. For three days, the Auberge de Montagne de Chic-Chocs became our basecamp and I've never been to a better backcountry lodge. Expert guides made choosing our ski objectives easy, while gourmet meals, an outdoor hot tub, and a fireside bar awaited our return. If you haven't been, you need to add it to your bucket list. @quebecmaritime#quebecmaritime#chicchocsmadness
If you've ever started your day with a headlamp guiding your path, you've inspired me. The Bow Valley is home to countless people who's days begin long before sunrise. Whether they're sending a day-long ice climb on Cascade or simply squeezing in a 5k run before punching a clock, I've always felt headlamps reveal only the most driven. They're chasing something, whether it's epic days outside or better fitness, and they're not letting a cold winter morning slow them down. It's inspiring as hell. @eddiebauer#liveyouradventure#ebcontributor
Earlier this month, I put together a list of my 20 favourite winter photography locations in Banff National Park. It covers everything from my favourite roadside landscapes, go-to spots for wildlife and adventurous outings onto the Wapta Icefields. I built the list on Trover, which allows for really accurate geo-tagged locations, too, so it's a great resource if you're visiting Banff for the first time. Hit the URL in my profile to see the entire list. Created on assignment for @trover.