Andrew started climbing in 1996, and the sport quickly consumed his life. He brought his camera along to the crag, but he didn't always use it—at first, climbing was more important to him than photography.

"But after several years, I found myself going climbing to take pictures," Andrew said. By 2002, he was based in Canmore, Alberta shooting photographs professionally and selling flashy stills to climbing companies and magazines.

 

 

 

 

Paul McSorley on Rubia Y Azul (5.11, 350m), Torre de la Media Luna (1076m), Argentine Patagonia. [Photo] Andrew Querner