Adam Angel and Chris Meder
Since 1992 Adam Angel has worked extensively in the Washington Cascades, Alaska, Mexico, Argentina, Tanzania, Nepal and Tibet. His work as a photographer, climbing guide, trip director, and instructor has gathered a loyal following who gravitate towards Adam's unique ability to share authentic experiences though Fine Art Prints, the collection of objets d'art, and the experience itself.
Adam is based in the Pacific Northwest where he owns and operates the Kalākora Gallery. He leads custom photography workshops on Mount Rainier and is a lead guide at International Mountain Guides. He has a perfect safety record in the mountains, and a very high success rate. He is the only Rainier guide since 1974 to successfully guide a "high level circumnavigation" of Mount Rainier, and is the only climbing guide permitted to lead photography tours in Mount Rainier National Park.
The presentation of photographic prints is equally important to Adam, and has led him to design spaces and systems for the presentation of art, culminating with the opening of Kalākora Gallery and the Ange/Smi+)( Gallery Hanging System. The Kalākora Lab provides printing services for MountainGuideBook.com.
Chris began guiding in 2007. He loves sharing the experience of the mountains with others and feels lucky to be able to do so for a living. He guides on Mount Rainier, and in the Cascades, Mexico and Nepal. Climbing and skiing have taken him to most of the western U.S., Canada, France, New Zealand, and Thailand.