Kharta Valley Trek – Mt. Everest East

By | 2017-07-06T12:21:07+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Blog|

I am so comfortable and warm wrapped in my down cocoon, I’ve slept well, despite the high  altitude, but I shrug aside any thoughts of lying there any longer. The very slightest hint of pre dawn light has started to permeate the tent and I know what I must do. At 5000m the brain [...]

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Desert Epiphany – First Journey in 2017

By | 2017-07-07T08:35:51+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Blog|

In the fading light of a bleak winter’s evening I stare from the plane window as we begin our decent into Ürümqi. Bogda Peak rises nearly 18000 feet up to meet us in the cold air and layers of lesser hills dusted in snow add captivating textures. This is my first sight of Xinjiang [...]

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Flight Fit

By | 2017-08-03T12:43:34+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Blog|

First and foremost I need to start this with a disclaimer: I am not a doctor and nothing in this article can be taken as specific medical advice. Certain foods and chemicals can interact with some medications and these can have very serious effects. As with any changes in lifestyle, diet, supplementation or exercise, [...]

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PX3 Awards Winner

By | 2017-07-29T16:21:59+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Blog|

I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded twice in the 2017 PX3 Juried Competition. My 5 images series The Endless Caress won Silver in the Professional Fine Art Landscape category, while The Crystal Embrace was awarded Gold in Professional Nature, Seasons category. Full list of 2017 winner - Alister [...]

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Soul Searching in Tibet

By | 2017-07-30T16:10:51+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Blog|

Step, count to 10, step, step, step, count to 10, and repeat! This recurring mantra fills my every thought as I ascend the formidable Langma La, a high pass that guards the entrance to the Kharta Valley on the east side of Mount Everest. At 5360m/17,585 feet you reach a series of rock cairns mostly hidden [...]

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Trierenberg Super Circuit Winner 2016

By | 2017-07-29T16:27:17+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Blog|

I am delight to announce that my image "After Glow " has won Night Photography Gold Medal in Trierenberg Super Circuit contest. Alister Benn's Other Awards: 2017 P3X in Fine Art and Nature  Memorial Maria Luisa Winner - Mountain Category Winner

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