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Claude Fiddler

Photographer and Mountain Climber

Since the 1970s and before he became a renowned photographer, Claude Fiddler was a prominent figure in the Sierra climbing community, with high-standard first ascents in Yosemite Valley, (Too-ah-lu-mee)Tuolumne Meadows and the High Sierra. He has co-authored a climbing guidebook to the range, and worked for many years as a ski patroller and mountain guide. He still lives at the foot of the mountains, with his wife and adventure partner Nancy.

His forthcoming book Inside the High Sierra (https://insidethehighsierra.com/), is a meticulously produced coffee-table book that will delight anyone who loves the High Sierra, fine-art-outdoor photography, or beautiful books in general. Hard-bound in linen on the outside, with 55 full-color plates printed on Japanese archival paper on the inside. In addition to stories and extensive notes on the images by Claude, the book features diverse and insightful contributed essays by Joseph Holmes, Michael Cohen, Laurel Fiddler, Peter Croft, Dick Dorworth, and a foreword by Thomas Hornbein.

Tidbit Tuesdays

What Does Connecting to Nature Mean to You? [COMPILATION]

June 21, 2022

Episode 64: Today, we’re paying tribute to the last ten incredible guests we’ve had on the podcast. Each of them has shared their wisdom and valuable perspectives about photography, creativity, composition, and connecting w…

Interviews

Experiencing the High Sierra Through Photography and Climbing With Claude Fiddler

March 8, 2022

Episode 49: Today I sit down with California landscape photographer and climber, Claude Fiddler , to chat about: How an early experience on the John Muir Trail laid the foundation for his passion for the mountains and mounta…