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Alex Ratson Rock & Ice Climber - all-round adventurer. My camera is merely a witness to my adventures. Purchase prints at my new @etsyca store 👇 http://www.alexratson.com/
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@aratson

Alex Ratson
Huge shout out to my family at @glocbd for helping me out again with a fresh shipment. i’ve really been struggling finding the right balance of medications that don’t hold me back as much as they move me forward and although cbd does not outright solve my problems on it’s own it definitely helps slow my mind down while still enabling me to function and be mindful. if any of you are curious about cbd, especially for anything mental health please don’t hesitate to ask.
be sure to check out my recent unboxing from glo on my @igtv.videos channel. .
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shot on my bronica sq-a with @kodakprofessional #portra400 film. love having the strait out of camera square images. films definitely not dead! .
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#theclimbinglife #climbing #mentalhealthrecovery #filmsnotdead #climbingisbliss #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #weighmyrack #humanpoweredadventures #kodakfilm #grippedmagazine #timetoclimb #squamish #adventureisoutthere #pacificnorthwest #optoutside #kodakportra #climbinginspiration #iceclimbing #pnwadventures #exploresquamish #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #cbdheals #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #adventuretheeratislife
6 793 22 hours ago

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Alex Ratson
True bliss definitely can happen when in 10 minutes you go from the blossoming valley bottom to this; smacked in the face by the might coast range in all its glory. . .
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shot on the @getolympus em-1 mk ii + 17 f1.2
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if you like this photo or photos like it be sure to check out my new @etsyca store where you can purchase prints of varying sizes. don’t see what you want? shoot me a message! link in my profile 😊 .
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#grippedmagazine #pacificnorthwest #getolympus #sharecangeo #skitouring #wonderlust #cangeotravel #outdoorwomen #climbingmountains #mountaineering #traveladdicted #explorebc #mountainlife #adventureisoutthere #squamish #optoutside #travelphotography #mountaingirl #exploresquamish #explorecanada #yourshotphotographer #skiingislife #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #bcisbeautiful #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #mountainlifer #bbctravel @hellobc @cangeotravel
8 915 Yesterday

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Alex Ratson
Squamish, why are you so beautiful? evening laps with @rylan.gibb and @blacktuskhelicopter . it’s little moments like this that make me super thankful for life as i have it... so easy to forget that. .
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shot on the @getolympus em-1 mk ii + 7-14 f2.8
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if you like this photo or photos like it be sure to check out my new @etsyca store where you can purchase prints of varying sizes. don’t see what you want? shoot me a message! link in my profile 😊 .
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#outdooradventurephotos #yourshotphotographer #explorecanada #sharecangeo #getolympus #helicopter #bell206 #explorebc #bcisbeautiful #verticalmag #tantalusrange #pilotlife #squamish #adventureisoutthere #pacificnorthwest #optoutside #avgeek #sunset_madness_ #cangeotravel #livefolk #vancouverbc #exploresquamish #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #canadaswonderland #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #adventurethatislife
8 691 2 days ago

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12 706 5 days ago

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Alex Ratson
Truly ‘rapping’ things up for the ice season. 20 degrees in squamish next week; bring on the sun!!! ☀️ .
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shot on the @getolympus em-5 mk ii + 7-14 f2.8
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if you like this photo or photos like it be sure to check out my new @etsyca store where you can purchase prints of varying sizes. don’t see what you want? shoot me a message! link in my profile 😊 .
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@cangeo #impossibleclimbing #dailyviewalberta #adventuretravel #petzlgram #ferniestoke #cangeotravel #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #sharecangeo #humanpoweredadventures #getolympus #grippedmagazine #timetoclimb #iceclimbing #adventureisoutthere #canadianrockies #optoutside #iceclimbingimages #rei1440project #climbinginspiration #banff #yourshotphotographer #travelalberta #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #goatworthy #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #adventurethatislife
10 682 5 days ago

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Alex Ratson
Prism falls... it looks so prism from this angle although no joke, if you spin 180 you will have 3 tour buses worth of tourists hedging bets on your survival and cheering you on. .
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shot on the @getolympus em-5 mk ii + 7-14 f2.8
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if you like this photo or photos like it be sure to check out my new @etsyca store where you can purchase prints of varying sizes. don’t see what you want? shoot me a message! link in my profile 😊 .
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@cangeo #impossibleclimbing #dailyviewalberta #adventuretravel #petzlgram #ferniestoke #cangeotravel #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #sharecangeo #humanpoweredadventures #getolympus #grippedmagazine #timetoclimb #iceclimbing #adventureisoutthere #canadianrockies #optoutside #iceclimbingimages #rei1440project #climbinginspiration #banff #yourshotphotographer #travelalberta #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #goatworthy #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #adventurethatislife
16 911 6 days ago

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Alex Ratson
Do you like beer? if so you gotta check out field, bc; the land of the beer climbs. here we are watching another party on carl’s berg column from mid way up cascade kronenbourg. after sessioning these routes you can head down to the local pub, the truffle pig for a pint or two just minutes from the base of these climbs. 🍻 .
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shot on the @getolympus em-5 mk ii + 7-14 f2.8 . .
if you like this photo or photos like it be sure to check out my new @etsyca store where you can purchase prints of varying sizes. don’t see what you want? shoot me a message! link in my profile 😊 .
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@trufflepigsfieldbc #impossibleclimbing #climbing #adventuretravel #petzlgram #banff #canadianrockies #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #sharecangeo #humanpoweredadventures #getolympus #grippedmagazine #timetoclimb #iceclimbing #adventureisoutthere #yohonationalpark #optoutside #iceclimbingimages #cangeotravel #climbinginspiration #explorebc #yourshotphotographer #bcisbeautiful #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #goatworthy #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #adventurethatislife
11 736 1 weeks ago

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Alex Ratson
“when your memories exceed your dreams, you know your getting old”... the problem with andy stanley and his quote is he never accounted for memories that equaled visionary dreams. today @rlarkin81 gets another year older but despite the memories being bloated the dreams are still progressive. here’s to many more years sharing a rope together my friend. .
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shot on the @getolympus em-5 mk ii + 7-14 f2.8
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if you like this photo or photos like it be sure to check out my new @etsyca store where you can purchase prints of varying sizes. don’t see what you want? shoot me a message! link in my profile 😊 .
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@cangeo #impossibleclimbing #dailyviewalberta #adventuretravel #petzlgram #ferniestoke #cangeotravel #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #sharecangeo #humanpoweredadventures #getolympus #grippedmagazine #timetoclimb #iceclimbing #adventureisoutthere #canadianrockies #optoutside #iceclimbingimages #rei1440project #climbinginspiration #banff #yourshotphotographer #travelalberta #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #goatworthy #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #adventurethatislife
4 726 2 weeks ago

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Alex Ratson
Spring is by far my favorite time of year in squamish. the transition from being cooped up, watching climbing movies to stretching the legs on squamish granite is extremely uplifting of the spirits. there’s always that period of getting the lead head back though, especially after being a couch potato for so long. we all got our own ways of dealing with this although personally i find doing some solo laps on the tried and true classic to be a great way to get back in the game mentally. here’s one of my best buds mike on the squamish classic, flying circus. .
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shot on the @getolympus em-1 mk ii + 17 f1.2
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if you like this photo or photos like it be sure to check out my new @etsyca store where you can purchase prints of varying sizes. don’t see what you want? shoot me a message! link in my profile 😊 . .
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#theclimbinglife #climbing #climbingmag #yourshotphotographer #climbingisbliss #goatworthy #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #explorebc #humanpoweredadventures #getolympus #grippedmagazine #timetoclimb #squamish #adventureisoutthere #pacificnorthwest #optoutside #rockclimbing #rei1440project #climbinginspiration #explorebc #mymadness #exploresquamish #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #mountainhardwear #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #adventuretheeratislife
20 834 2 weeks ago

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Alex Ratson
In #collaboration with @mountainhardwear let me introduce you to my new best friend for squamish rock, the mountain hardwear kor preshell.

the kor preshell is the perfect pice for those typical squamish days where its to warm for a shell but that pesky wind is there just enough that you need a bit more protection then your base layer.

the kor preshell stretches with your every move, ensuring it does not hold you back and gets bonus points for folding up to the size of a number 2 cam.

be sure to check out my story for more details.

#mountainhardwear #korpreshell @mountainhardwear . . .

#theclimbinglife #climbing #climbingmag #yourshotphotographer #mountainlife #goatworthy #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #humanpoweredadventures #grippedmagazine #timetoclimb #squamish #adventureisoutthere #pacificnorthwest #optoutside #rockclimbing #climbinginspiration #explorebc #exploresquamish #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #adventuretheeratislife #traveldeeper
4 718 2 weeks ago

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Alex Ratson
I spy with my little eye... something that is ♥️ .
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shot on the @getolympus em-5 mkii + @lumixcan 35-100 2.8
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if you like this photo or photos like it be sure to check out my new @etsyca store where you can purchase prints of varying sizes. don’t see what you want? shoot me a message! link in my profile 😊
#theclimbinglife #climbing #climbingmag #yourshotphotographer #mountainlife #goatworthy #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #humanpoweredadventures #grippedmagazine #timetoclimb #squamish #adventureisoutthere #pacificnorthwest #optoutside #rockclimbing #climbinginspiration #explorebc #exploresquamish #expandyourplayground #stayandwander #wildernessculture #lifeofadventure #celebratewild #adventuretheeratislife #traveldeeper #tinypeopleinbigplaces #sharecangeo
2 641 2 weeks ago

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Alex Ratson
Welcome to the ice house! @rlarkin81 doing some house shopping for his young family... any guesses if the mrs’s approved of him shortlisting this one? 🥶 .
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shot on the @getolympus em-1 mk ii + 17 f1.2 in the intervals timer mode
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if you like this photo or photos like it be sure to check out my new @etsyca store where you can purchase prints of varying sizes. don’t see what you want? shoot me a message! link in my profile 😊 .
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9 727 3 weeks ago