"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.
“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.
“In Natures Playground” – Denali, Alaska
This photo certainly gives some perspective of the size of Mt McKinley (Denali) in Alaska. This mountain is so large that it has its own weather system. This is nature at its pristine best….untouched wilderness. If you look closely you can see 14,000ft camp below on the plateau. This was on our way up to 17,000ft camp. It was an awesome day as you can see, totally blissful and there was no other place I would rather have been at the time, but I may have changed my mind a few times during the expedition though. :0)
Denali (“The Great One”), which is also known as Mt McKinley, is the highest mountain in North America at a height of 20,320 feet and is part of the famed “7 Summits”.
After a tough 12 hours of climbing, we proudly fly the Australian Returned and Services League Flag on the summit of Denali in Alaska in memory of our fallen soldiers, and in recognition of our current and past serving members of the Australian Defence Force.
Lest We Forget
This was truly an emotional moment and one that I will never forget.
Inspired to Climb - Denali (Alaska) 20,320 feet
What was it like to climb Mt McKinley (Alaska) which is also known as Denali, and regarded by some as one of the world’s coldest, highest and physically demanding high altitude mountains?…..watch and find out as you follow our personal journey.
This video really captures our emotions, as well as some of the most memorable moments and breathtaking scenery whilst climbing Mt McKinley (Denali) which is the North American continents highest mountain at a height of 20,320 feet and part of the famed “7 Summits”.
Full credit for this video goes to the talented Neill Johanson who is in the yellow puffy jacket in the video.