First winter-storm on the way to the European coasts

This is the first Atlantic winter-storm heading towards Europe, he will hit the European cost on Wednesday.
At the first sight, it looks like a big storm for the start of the season. Will be interesting to follow the evolution, is this an exception or the beginning of a strong winter.
Would love to travel to Nazaré tomorrow to be on time for Wednesday and photograph the first giant waves of the new winter but two weeks of quarantine on the way back home is too long
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Back on the lake St. Moritz

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It has been a while since the last shooting on the lake up in St. Moritz. The mountains up there are so impressive and yes would love to go hiking there. The transition from summer to winter is a incredible period but with my broken feet this isn’t possible right now.
The regatta was sailed on the Blu26, same boad used for the St. Moritz Match Race.
What I really enjoed having my own rib and able to drive in the spot witout expalnining the driver what I had in mind.
As expected the temperature dropped for the wekend, this gave a good look to the scenery with the fresh snow on top of the mountains.

Enjoy the selection of photos

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Swiss Mountian Film Festival

 

Big News!!!
In 2012 I had the pleasure to produce the official video for the toughest alpine race in world, the La Patrouille des Glaciers .

Today I’m very happy to announce that our video has been slected as on
of the 15 mountain videos out of 150 to be part of the 2015 Swiss Mountain Film Festival .

The festival takes place in Pontresina from the 10th – 16th August and
our video will be shown on the 16th before the prize giving.

Would great to share this momnet with you all.

Pure Sailing Passion

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After years of yachting photography and dreaming about presenting my images on a IMAX screen suddnetly you get this magic phone call.

The Swiss National Museum of transportaion, (by fare the largest and most visited museum in Switzerland) was planning a special exibition about sailing and this is the museum with largest IMAX screen in Switzerland.

The selection of the photos turned out to be a challenge, you wnat as many as you can, covering different subject and following a story.

The editing of the video ws done by James McIntyre love the work he does.

More & More

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Fitness test at the Swiss Olympic Medical Center / Schuthess Clinic in Zurich.  In about one month the high altitude photo-shooting projects start and It’s time to check the fitness level.
It’s never enough, at least that’s what it feels. The outcome of the test was motivating but cruel too. I’m fit..ok I feel that myself, but how much and do I train the right way.
The heart range during the training was too high, this happens very easily, you skip a training session and the next one you push a bit harder to compensate and that’s a way to loose efficiency, that’s what I learned today.
From now on every second day 30 – 60 min jogging at a lower heart rate (125 – 135) and then once per week a ski tour to prepare the  body for the long and hard ascents in case we can’t use the chopper.

Summary:
Reduce the heart race but increase the training volume, let’s see if it works. Mid April onwards I will feel it. At least I lost 4 Kg since January, this is less weight to carry up on the mountains.

And you, how is your training going?

Hardcore Offshore Sailing

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Rolex Sydney Hobart this is a race on my bucket list..done…amazing…
Strong winds big waves unforgettable experience.
Read the full story on the magazine Wave