Images from the Wild Side
GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield shares photos he's taken while writing about backcountry adventures.
GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield takes his job writing about backcountry adventure seriously. The author of a dozen books on outdoor adventure, including Banff Book Festival winner High Himalaya and his most recent, Classic Hikes of the World, he tries each year to visit some of the classic adventure locations around the planet while seeking out new ones. Every few years he shares some of his favorite images.
"The world of adventure is dynamic," he said, "and those of us passionate about it are always seeking new opportunities. People get addicted to outdoor adventure because it keeps them healthy physically and spiritually. Hikers and climbers and paddlers will spare no expense to do the old favorites, the classics, or find something entirely new and different. Covering that world makes for interesting work."
Check out his latest images, ranging from classic outings such as the Everest Trek or the Teton Crest, to more remote locations such as the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park, New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Track, and Argentine Patagonia's Fitz Roy Massif.