Pics of the Year 2018
Here’s the flame-haired, fire-hearted and charcoal-flecked Susan Grogan (@sudy0) high up in the Arctic Circle enjoying what sounds like a breathtaking honeymoon with hubby (and photographer!) Peter. Susan’s thirst for adventure led the two of them to -28℃ temperatures and 60ft frozen waterfalls all the while hanging off rocky cliffs and taking some insanely gorge pics. Machu Picchu and Antarctica are next on the list for these two adventurers!
This is Suzie Dundas (@hikeupyourskirt) traversing Yosemite Valley in California in February last year. Suzie is basically living the dream writing, hiking and photographing her way through life and also she wears Gym+Coffee Green Fleck Hoodies. That, paired with a slow and sunny trek, is what life is all about, we think. Side note: Winter in California sure looks a whole lot different than home. Sign. Us. Up.
This is Aiga Veltensome (@aiga.v) travelling with friends through Norway last year. These pals were waiting for a ferry at Lysebotn port when a friend snapped this stunner of Aiga, with the Lysefjord as breathtaking background, framing this hiking maven. Aiga started walking only a few years ago and to her it is a form of meditation which affirms her daily mantra: “Move and stay still. You have to be able to do both in life. Balance is the key.”
High on the Montaña de Siete Colores (Rainbow Mountain) in Cuzco, Peru, Gillian O’Riordan (@gillianoriordan) shows off one of our fave hiking-triumph combos: The Jump-Smile-Wave-to-the-Camera and all the while successfully managing to breathe and hike at 5,200m above sea level. This Ocean Blue has been her travel companion and memory-keeper to so many countries now that even though she’s due for a re-up, Gillian just won’t part ways with it. Nailing it.
might just have you beat. This photo was the very last one taken of Darragh before heading back home, after an incredible trip to Asia, New Zealand and South America with a couple of pals. The adventurous trio landed themselves in the desert oasis village of Huacahina, Peru and donning their Gym+Coffee hoods, would hike the 100m sand dune every night to gather a gallery of pics like this.
Here’s the intrepid Rebecca Harding (@rebecca_s_harding4) scoping out the perfect spot for her and soon-to-be-hubby Arthur’s nuptials this August! Rebecca & Arthur travelled to La Clusaz in Eastern France to find just the right mountain-top spot to say ‘I Do!”. Looking wistful in our perennially popular pink, we are not-so-secretly hoping that these two lovebirds take their vows in matching G+C hoodies…!