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Adventure Photographer | Vanlifer | Rock Climber | Prints available | Ambassador for @goalzero, @boulderdenim

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Fall is in the air 🍂🍂
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
Fall is in the air 🍂🍂
1,680 17 5 hours ago
Funny story. @blackdiamond asked me to get shots of @alexhonnold for an ad campaign around the signature chalk bag / harness. So naturally, Alex took me bouldering with the harness, and then went soloing with just the chalk bag. lol. I started to wonder if he knew how to use a harness. Took a few tries but we finally got it just right with both harness and chalk bag on. Hurray for team work. •
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Check out BD’s feed to see the video I shot as well. Proud of it, as it’s sort of a first for me to DP a commercial shoot like that. •
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A portion of each purchase will go to support @honnoldfoundation . Which is rad!
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
Funny story. @blackdiamond asked me to get shots of @alexhonnold for an ad campaign around the signature chalk bag / harness. so naturally, alex took me bouldering with the harness, and then went soloing with just the chalk bag. lol. i started to wonder if he knew how to use a harness. took a few tries but we finally got it just right with both harness and chalk bag on. hurray for team work. •

check out bd’s feed to see the video i shot as well. proud of it, as it’s sort of a first for me to dp a commercial shoot like that. •

a portion of each purchase will go to support @honnoldfoundation . which is rad!
2,524 31 3 days ago
@tavrsh laying it all out on ‘Alchemy’ a mega classic 5’12 at Trout Creek •
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We’ve been climbing at Trout the last few days. Conditions are perfect. The climbing is super high quality. Esthetic. And physical!
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
@tavrsh laying it all out on ‘alchemy’ a mega classic 5’12 at trout creek •


we’ve been climbing at trout the last few days. conditions are perfect. the climbing is super high quality. esthetic. and physical!
4,365 85 5 days ago
16x24” Metal Print giveaway! Tag two friends below to enter. •
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I’ll be honest with everyone, making money as an artist isn’t always easy or straightforward. It’s by far the scariest aspect of the path I’m on now. Going from a salary and career in clean energy to complete uncertainty is tough •
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But, with hard work, opportunities do present themselves. I was really stoked when @spectravino asked to make this image the cover of their first wine label. •
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You could win this image in a large format 16x24” metal print! Check out my story to see the full un-cropped version. Tag two friends below to enter. We will pick the winner at random from this post and the last one in a few days time. •
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I’ve also secured a 25% discount for my followers who want to purchase the🍷🍷. Use the code YOSEMITE25 at checkout on www.Spectravino.com/shop (link in bio).
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
16x24” metal print giveaway! tag two friends below to enter. •


i’ll be honest with everyone, making money as an artist isn’t always easy or straightforward. it’s by far the scariest aspect of the path i’m on now. going from a salary and career in clean energy to complete uncertainty is tough •


but, with hard work, opportunities do present themselves. i was really stoked when @spectravino asked to make this image the cover of their first wine label. •


you could win this image in a large format 16x24” metal print! check out my story to see the full un-cropped version. tag two friends below to enter. we will pick the winner at random from this post and the last one in a few days time. •


i’ve also secured a 25% discount for my followers who want to purchase the🍷🍷. use the code yosemite25 at checkout on www.spectravino.com/shop (link in bio).
6,115 538 2 weeks ago
PRINT GIVEAWAY! details below. •
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I’m really excited to share that I’ve partnered with @spectravino, providing the artwork for their first label. A lovely Pinot Noir. Like me, John and Brandon left their day-jobs to pursue a dream; making the highest quality wine. Having shared a bottle with good friends, I can say that I’m totally blown away by the end result. It’s one of the best wines that I’ve ever had. •
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As a way of saying thank you to everyone following along, I’ve secured a 25% discount for my followers. Use the code YOSEMITE25 at checkout on Spectravino.com/shop (link in bio). •
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Lastly, we are giving away a 16x24” Metal Print of the original artwork. These sell for over $500 on my site. To enter, simply tag 2 friends below. We will pick the winner at random in a few days time.
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
Print giveaway! details below. •


i’m really excited to share that i’ve partnered with @spectravino, providing the artwork for their first label. a lovely pinot noir. like me, john and brandon left their day-jobs to pursue a dream; making the highest quality wine. having shared a bottle with good friends, i can say that i’m totally blown away by the end result. it’s one of the best wines that i’ve ever had. •


as a way of saying thank you to everyone following along, i’ve secured a 25% discount for my followers. use the code yosemite25 at checkout on spectravino.com/shop (link in bio). •


lastly, we are giving away a 16x24” metal print of the original artwork. these sell for over $500 on my site. to enter, simply tag 2 friends below. we will pick the winner at random in a few days time.
1,241 139 2 weeks ago
Steep limestone surrounds fields of tobacco. Farmers watch us climb, curious, yet indifferent. Perhaps evoking bucolic wisdom. They enjoy the simple things of life while we volunteer our bodies into hardship for no apparent reason. What fools they must take us for. 
Their curiosity fades just as ours begins. We wonder about their world, the lives they have lived. What was the Cuban missile crisis like when this farmer was a young man? Was he ready to fight Americans to protect his island, his family, his people? I imagine so. But time seems to have healed the gap. There is no tension. No animosity. Just hospitality. I take a photo to remember the moment as the last light fades.
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
Steep limestone surrounds fields of tobacco. farmers watch us climb, curious, yet indifferent. perhaps evoking bucolic wisdom. they enjoy the simple things of life while we volunteer our bodies into hardship for no apparent reason. what fools they must take us for.
their curiosity fades just as ours begins. we wonder about their world, the lives they have lived. what was the cuban missile crisis like when this farmer was a young man? was he ready to fight americans to protect his island, his family, his people? i imagine so. but time seems to have healed the gap. there is no tension. no animosity. just hospitality. i take a photo to remember the moment as the last light fades.
2,707 44 2 weeks ago
Growing up in Philadelphia, I didn’t think much about mountain climbing. Alpine experiences seemed, and probably were, entirely out of reach. In my mind, jagged snowy peaks such as these only existed as movie backdrops, or, perhaps, as company logos. Any mountaineering lore that reached me was simply a story to be entertained by, rather than a real experience that could be lived •
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It wasn’t until my parents moved to Jackson Hole Wyoming many years later that the door cracked open a bit. I began to see the Tetons as a playground. I got lucky and had a few solid mentors along the way. With a lot of effort and learning, sheer walls of granite began to transition in front of my eyes. From imposing impossibilities to a sequence of problems that could be solved. A sequential ordering of ridge lines, cracks and couloirs, each with specific difficulty grades attached. I began climbing everything I could •
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It’s been an amazing year of climbing. Focusing full-time on photography and living on the road has allowed @martinatib and I to go to some further flung spots that weren’t possible to explore while holding down full-time jobs. Climbing Pilar Rojo of Mermoz and Chiaro De Luna of Saint Exupery visit my dreams frequently. I still can’t believe we climbed such majestic routes. Completing the Nose in a day on El Cap was a real triumph, after trying and failing many years ago. And this summer has been a blur of climbing classic routes in the Sierras, Sawtooths and Cascades. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier. It’s funny how much meaning, and purpose, climbing rocks can bestow. They are just rocks after all. But somehow, like a zen monk raking a rock garden, the process of mountain climbing fortifies the soul •
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@budmiller77 contemplating our approach to Del’S
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
Growing up in philadelphia, i didn’t think much about mountain climbing. alpine experiences seemed, and probably were, entirely out of reach. in my mind, jagged snowy peaks such as these only existed as movie backdrops, or, perhaps, as company logos. any mountaineering lore that reached me was simply a story to be entertained by, rather than a real experience that could be lived •


it wasn’t until my parents moved to jackson hole wyoming many years later that the door cracked open a bit. i began to see the tetons as a playground. i got lucky and had a few solid mentors along the way. with a lot of effort and learning, sheer walls of granite began to transition in front of my eyes. from imposing impossibilities to a sequence of problems that could be solved. a sequential ordering of ridge lines, cracks and couloirs, each with specific difficulty grades attached. i began climbing everything i could •


it’s been an amazing year of climbing. focusing full-time on photography and living on the road has allowed @martinatib and i to go to some further flung spots that weren’t possible to explore while holding down full-time jobs. climbing pilar rojo of mermoz and chiaro de luna of saint exupery visit my dreams frequently. i still can’t believe we climbed such majestic routes. completing the nose in a day on el cap was a real triumph, after trying and failing many years ago. and this summer has been a blur of climbing classic routes in the sierras, sawtooths and cascades. i don’t think i’ve ever been happier. it’s funny how much meaning, and purpose, climbing rocks can bestow. they are just rocks after all. but somehow, like a zen monk raking a rock garden, the process of mountain climbing fortifies the soul •


@budmiller77 contemplating our approach to del’s
3,355 61 3 weeks ago
The enchantments really are enchanting. There’s no other way to put it. Spent the past 5 days looking at this view with @martinatib, camping and climbing around Colchuck lake. It took us 4 tries to get a permit via the lottery, so when we got it, we packed up as much food and climbing gear as we could carry and set off for a week in the backcountry. With excellent conditions we set out to climb The West Face (11+) and The Scoop (11+) on CBR, Acid Baby (10+) on Asgaard Sentinel and The Stanley Bergner (10) on Prusik. So many classic climbs! And so many miles hiked. We’re tired and happy now back in Leavenworth, plotting our next Cascadian adventure.
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
The enchantments really are enchanting. there’s no other way to put it. spent the past 5 days looking at this view with @martinatib, camping and climbing around colchuck lake. it took us 4 tries to get a permit via the lottery, so when we got it, we packed up as much food and climbing gear as we could carry and set off for a week in the backcountry. with excellent conditions we set out to climb the west face (11+) and the scoop (11+) on cbr, acid baby (10+) on asgaard sentinel and the stanley bergner (10) on prusik. so many classic climbs! and so many miles hiked. we’re tired and happy now back in leavenworth, plotting our next cascadian adventure.
3,603 58 3 weeks ago
Finally got the chance to climb at this incredible crag yesterday. Index blew my mind. Such a high quality spot. Here’s a shot of @ethan_fitzpatrick on his successful send of ‘Natural Log Cabin’, a stout 5’11+ at the Lower Town Wall. I climbed it before-hand, and fell here at the crux. For anyone wondering, Ethan’s foot crossing beta in this photo unlocks the sequence!
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
Finally got the chance to climb at this incredible crag yesterday. index blew my mind. such a high quality spot. here’s a shot of @ethan_fitzpatrick on his successful send of ‘natural log cabin’, a stout 5’11+ at the lower town wall. i climbed it before-hand, and fell here at the crux. for anyone wondering, ethan’s foot crossing beta in this photo unlocks the sequence!
2,936 46 4 weeks ago
We flew to the highest heights, well above the earth below. Fiery smoke from the forest engulfed us. Or was it cloud. Or was it whimsy... I do not know for certain, for we were giddy from the thrill. The world then began to change. It tilted and whirled and morphed until it no longer resembled that which we had departed from down below. We were alone, on a ridge, peering into the future. Or was it the present? Ice and snow nearly gone. Smoke blackening our lungs. Mountains so close, yet barely visible. Barely a suggestion of reality. Is the sky on fire I wondered? Or is it the river? Or the sea? What haven’t we tarnished? And where are we free? I do not have the answers, but with time I hope to see. .
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Random musings from a wonderful BC adventure with @taylormichaelburk @hayoui @martinatib.
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
We flew to the highest heights, well above the earth below. fiery smoke from the forest engulfed us. or was it cloud. or was it whimsy... i do not know for certain, for we were giddy from the thrill. the world then began to change. it tilted and whirled and morphed until it no longer resembled that which we had departed from down below. we were alone, on a ridge, peering into the future. or was it the present? ice and snow nearly gone. smoke blackening our lungs. mountains so close, yet barely visible. barely a suggestion of reality. is the sky on fire i wondered? or is it the river? or the sea? what haven’t we tarnished? and where are we free? i do not have the answers, but with time i hope to see. .
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random musings from a wonderful bc adventure with @taylormichaelburk @hayoui @martinatib.
4,120 104 5 weeks ago
@evanisariley finding Yin and Yang on this Red Rocks classic. * 
I found this one while digging through the archives the other day. With all the forest fire smoke everywhere, I haven’t been bringing my camera along on our climbing missions. It’s just too darn smokey.
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
@evanisariley finding yin and yang on this red rocks classic. *
i found this one while digging through the archives the other day. with all the forest fire smoke everywhere, i haven’t been bringing my camera along on our climbing missions. it’s just too darn smokey.
2,664 30 last month
Tell me what’s the world with no soul. .

Music by @fatfreddysdropnz
@tedhesser Ted Hesser
@tedhesser
Tell me what’s the world with no soul. .

music by @fatfreddysdropnz
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