"A Life of Adventure"
Darren in his spare time is a passionate adventurer, philanthropist and photographer.
He is currently employed full-time as a Senior Wealth Manager in Sydney Australia with Ord Minnett Private Wealth. www.ords.com.au
Photography provides Darren with the creative outlet to capture amazing, breathtaking and memorable moments in life through the lens.
Amazing photo opportunities though!!! :0) thanks to Erik.
Photo courtesy of climbing team mate Erik Åkerberg.
“On a Denali High”
One of our team members Chantal stands on the summit ridge of Denali (Mt McKinley) in Alaska around 20,200ft. Either side of the ridge is massive shear drop that would result in certain death with a fall. As the famous saying goes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.
Photo courtesy of teammate Erik Akerberg
“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”
It is hard to explain what you go through emotionally climbing a high altitude and extremely cold mountain like Denali in Alaska, but this about sums it up in pictures. These photos of Shane were taken moving from base camp at 14,000ft to 17,000ft. We would have been carrying loads of around 30-35kg, and we needed to ascend a near vertical 1,000ft vertical ice headwall before making our way higher to advanced base camp at 17,000ft. The move to advanced base camp took almost 12 hours.oving from base camp at 14,000ft to 17,000ft. We would have been carrying loads of around 30-35kg, and we needed to ascend a near vertical 1,000ft vertical ice headwall before making our way higher to advanced base camp at 17,000ft. The move to advanced base camp took almost 12 hours.
“Walking into Unknown”
Sometimes it doesn’t feel right, sometimes it feels frightening, but what is actually more frightening, is not trying and having to live with it.
Photo was taken on the descent of Mt McKinley (Denali) in Alaska July 2011.
“Just Keep Walking”
“Sometimes you don’t quite know where you are walking to, but it you just keep walking, you will finally get there”. Walking out from our Mt Aconcagua (Argentina) expedition in March 2010. Mt Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere at a hight of just under 23,000 feet.
“It is sometime hard to see the light until you have walked in the darkness.” Corporatemonk
Photo was taken by our teammate Erik of the summit ridge on Denali Alaska at around 20, To make it on to the summit ridge, there is a steep snow hill called “Pig Hill,” and it does live up to its name.