I spent 5 days with Mike Edmondson on a few of his adventures, which included Kosciusko winter camping, photography tours and spring tours which included some of the historic huts the area has to showcase.
I had the opportunity to treat myself to an overnight adventure in the snow and experience the wild beauty of the winter alpine environment including a trip to the top of Mt Kosciuszko at 2228 metres!
Waking up and looking out of my tents was a memory I will never forget. My on of my latest Youtube Documentaries, I tried to capture the amazing scenery along with mikes outgoing personality and his love of nature.
Mike Edmondson has been a professional photographer for over thirty years. The mountains, snow and the bush have been part of his life since he was small, travelling with his family to Kiandra in a two cylinder Bradford to ski and bushwalk.
These early years instilled within Mike a deep connection with the Australian Alps. Drawn back into the mountains time and again to explore this unique area, Mike's camera became a tool to record the unforgettable images of the Snowy Mountains.
What began as a hobby has become a passion. For Mike, the underlying principle is an appreciation and love of the outdoors. His images reference journeys through the mountains, visions of the natural world to share. Feeling love and a connection for each other and the environment is the first step to finding peace, happiness and compassion in a busy world.
Mike has won many photographic awards. Most recently, in 2013 his photo "Mt Geryon" was selected from over 250 entries as a contender for the 2014 IceInSpace Astronomy Calendar.
From 1981 to 2005 Mike owned and managed the Paddy Pallin Outdoor Adventure shop in Jindabyne. From here he started guiding people into the backcountry of Kosciuszko and used his photography skills to market the business. He also opened the first photographic gallery in Jindabyne - showcasing the very best of his alpine photography.