In February 2017 I brought a team to the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, to climb, camp and explore the ice caves in Iceland. We spent 9 days shooting on pristine ice features that changed daily and slept under The Northern Lights at night. We suffered cold wet nights at the foot of the glacier, tents that stunk of feet and salmon and a photographer with a broken ankle. Despite the hardships, I’m proud of the work this crew put together for The North Face’s Summit 2017 campaign.
Photography: Tim Kemple
Art Direction: Shane Dunne
Executive Producer: Brandon Joseph Baker
Producer: Kaki Orr
Photo Assistant and Second Shooter: Blake Hendrix
Athletes: Renan Ozturk, Sam Elias, Anna Pfaff and Hansjörg Auer
Mountain Guide: Björgvin Hilmarsson