Adventure Photographer, Ski Mountaineer
Home Base: Key Peninsula, Washington
Jason Hummel was born and raised in the foothills of Mt. Rainier. His divergence from a conventional life into itinerant professional adventure photography began when his best friend passed away in 2004. Afterward, Jason set out with his beloved Nikon FM3A to capture the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, eventually leaving his career as a financial adviser in 2009.
Today, with camera version 9.0, Jason is nearing the conclusion of a 20-year project to ski all the named glaciers in Washington State. It’s his love letter to his backyard mountains, his way of experiencing home to the fullest of his ability. It’s an endeavor that more often leads to stream crossings, slide alder, bushwhacking, and other assorted madness, than actual skiing, mountain biking, kayaking or backpacking, but that’s just the way he likes it.