Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Patagonia Film

Here is the film that I have put together of our trip to Patagonia this month - I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Lake District

I have been up in the Lake District for the weekend with my good friend Terry. We primarily visited for the Kendal Mountain Film Festival and having been inspired by some of the best adventure films in the UK at the moment we then enjoyed a snowy walk over the Langdale Pikes on Sunday morning. Its not often I get to the Lakes - I should go more often!

Patagonia - Thank You

Dear Rob,

Patagonia 2015 - Billed as ‘The Expedition of a Lifetime’; well, you undersold it big style!

It was much more than that; in fact there are not enough superlatives in the dictionary to adequately describe just how fantastic our excursion to South America really was.

Twelve intrepid trekkers (well sort of);  comparative strangers at the outset, characters throughout and new friends at the end. Led by you and Huw along with local guides, Louise, in Argentina and Christian, in Chile through some of the most sensational scenery - the spires of Fitz Roy and the Torre Del Paine National Park; and natural phenomena - the Moreno and Grey Glaciers and the icebergs on Grey Lake, on the planet....to mention a few!

Together with wonderful weather from the Gods, fun by the minute, memories to treasure and organisation personified; it simply couldn’t have been any better.

Can’t thank you enough for making it all possible and great to have shared the adventure with you, ‘Matron’, Sam, Rachel, Charlie, Smally, Steve, Paul, John, Roddy and Huw.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Patagonia Book

I have put together a book of my favourite landscape photographs from our trip to Patagonia which you can view and buy here:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Our New Film - Live, Work & Breathe

Snowdonia National Park - Live - Work - Breathe from Rob Johnson - Filmuphigh on Vimeo.

This is the latest film I have made through my filming business, Filmuphigh.com. It was made to be shown in the Ogwen Valley visitor centre. It needed to work with our without an audio track and be something that people could pick up and put down without watching the whole story.
It celebrates the beauty, freedom and breathing space of the Snowdonia National Park and in particular the Ogwen Valley from the perspective of those who live, work and breathe in these beautiful mountains. National Parks were originally envisaged as a place to breathe in the UK and we wanted to capture that in this film.
Music: Step Outside by Ki:Theory
Reproduced under license

I hope you enjoy it! 

Monday, November 16, 2015


I have spent an amazing two weeks in Patagonia running our first expedition to this awe-inspiring place. Patagonia has long been on my bucket list of places to visit and it did not disappoint! I might even go so far as to say that its the most amazing place I have ever been.

Huw and I were joined by Rachel, Janet, Sam, Simon, Charlie, Steve, Roddy, Bob, Paul and John for the trip which started in Argentina with a trek around the base of Fitz Roy. We had incredible weather with blue skies, sunshine and very little of the legendary Patagonian winds. The food was amazing, consisting mainly of steak and Malbec, even whilst camping!

For the second week we moved across the border to Chile and visited the Torres del Paine National Park. Our 6 day trek was a bigger version of the world famous W Circuit, with an additional day visiting the Bader Valley with a wild camp at the climbers campground in some magnificent surroundings. Again we had incredible weather - only needing waterproofs for 4 hours on the entire trek and with little in the way of wind.

I will be putting together a film of the trip and will post it here once I have finished it. In the meantime here are some photos to whet your appetite. (I took over 4000 photos - that's how good it was!)