fall-in-fernie-british-columbia-web Apr 12

Best of Canada: Photo Essay

The title of this photo essay is slightly misleading I’ll admit. While I’ve chosen to call this piece ‘Best of Canada’, but in reality, it should read ‘Best of British Columbia and Alberta‘. But that doesn’t flow as nicely. Here is a selection of photographs showcasing the Best of Canada… ok, the best of British…

TIgnes Les Boisses Apr 2

Nomads on the Road has launched an online photography shop

Some exciting news from Nomads on the Road HQ and Mike Cotton Photography (currently Tignes Les Brevieres in the beautiful French Alps). I am pleased to announce the launch of my new online landscape photography shop. This is your one-stop shop for all of my landscape photography, which is available for you to purchase.  All…

Feb 2

7 quotes I love about winter and the mountains

I love winter and I love living in the mountains, whether that is in Fernie, British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the lofty peaks of England’s Lake District, or my current home in the French Alps. Here are 7 quotes I love about winter and the mountains. 

Fernie Avalanche Control Jan 13

Triggered: Avalanche Control at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort has a unique set of challenges, which a skilled team of avalanche technicians have to manage every day. Three-quarters of the terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort sits below five imposing headwalls and in avalanche paths. This excellent documentary showcases the avalanche control at Fernie Alpine Resort

Reigate Heath, Surrey Jan 1

My Favourite Photographs of 2016

2016 has been an interesting year. Looking back I travelled a lot more than I appreciated at the time. The Lake District was the subject of two trips and countless photography essays, I spent three weeks travelling and working in Norway and Sweden. I also managed to explore more of Surrey, taking in Reigate Heath…

fernie-backcountry-british-columbia Nov 25

Fernie Backcountry: A Photo Essay

Backcountry “a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.”

fall-in-fernie-british-columbia-canada Nov 7

Fall in Fernie, British Columbia: A Photo Essay Part II

Welcome to part II of my Fall in Fernie, British Columbia photo essay. If you haven’t seen part I, you can do so here. Fall in Fernie, British Columbia

currie-bowl-fernie-2016-pin Nov 3

Fall in Fernie, British Columbia: A Photo Essay Part I

Last month I was back in Fernie just in time to see the changing colours, as Fall and Winter collided. As regular readers will know, Fernie was home for four amazing years. For the past year, I have been based in the UK, waiting impatiently for a new work permit to arrive (this wait will…

Oct 24

Winter is coming to Fernie: Photo of the Week

Winter is coming… to Fernie: ‘Winter is coming’, those immortal words are uttered every Fall in Fernie. While the phrase may have taken on a different meaning in recent years, thanks to a bloodthirsty TV show, in Fernie it means the white stuff is starting to fall and the town gets ready for winter. This…

Snake Ridge Fernie Oct 19

Ascent to Powder – Tale of a Ski Town

Fernie wears a lot of hats, coal town, trout town, bike town, but for me and so many who moved here for the winter, Fernie is a ski town.