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Mountain Click Photo Comp Judges


David Clifford with X-Games Gold Medalist Gretchen Bleiler

I am a commercial & editorial photographer based in Aspen & Denver CO.

I've been lucky enough to travel the world and document some of the best climbers and runners in the world. As the Photo Editor at Rock & Ice Magazine as well as Trail Runner Magazine I have forged life long relationships with many talented people. I enjoy spending time with creative and gifted athletes in amazing locations.

I have been selected as a Red Bull Illume finalist, an America 24-7 photographer, a PDN Outdoor finalist and a Maggy award for Photo Editing at Rock & Ice Magazine.

I've been a life long photographer and count myself lucky to have so many friends in the industry. I've also spent the last 2 decades on the cutting edge and have mentored a half dozen of the best outdoor photographers on the planet. It's been both a blessing and a curse I relish. There is nothing quite as satisfying as getting that next great image or sharing it with friends and fellow aperture junkies.

When I am not behind the lens I spend time with my wife Rixt and 3 kids, Miles & Sasha (twins) and the new little man Hayden. When I am not spending time with my family I can be found skiing, mountain biking, climbing, trail running or searching for the coolest vintage motorcycle around.

I also lead the Rock & Ice Magazine Photo Camps every June and teach photography workshops at the Telluride Photo Festival every fall.



Rick Lohre is a highly sought after commercial & aerial photographer specializing in all things active. As an over the top creative, he loves to get down and dirty to produce exceptional imagery. Whether the shot calls for hanging out the side of a helicopter to get the perfect angle on a downhill freeride or capturing an edgy portrait of an elite athlete, you can count on Rick to produce photos that tell the story.

From advertorial style campaigns for small business to high production commercial shoots for Fortune 500 companies, photography has taken him around the world a few times. His passion for 'capturing the moment' can be seen in every image he creates.

Having worked at Procter & Gamble for 11 years in New Business Development, Rick has a unique insight to the advertising and corporate world of big brands and creative marketing. He understands the pressures of deadlines as well as the importance of brand image.

Some may call him a caffeine ampped Boy Scout who has watched a little too much MacGyver. With an endless stream of energy and a reputation being beyond prepared for every bump in the road he lives by the motto 'I will either find a way or make one'. His job is to capture energetic, stylistically bold and exceptional imagery all while having fun AND making his clients job easy.

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For Keith Ladzinski, the pursuit of photography has been an insatiable passion since 1995. Documenting an experience from behind the camera that can often only be found through adventurous travel, volatile weather conditions, long difficult days, and the friends you rely on in sketchy situations to simply get on location. It's a culmination and a full package, one that has been deeply rewarding and unforgettable. To create images that make an impression, capture a fleeting moment, and bring the viewer on location in still frames.

Keith Ladzinski is a globally published adventure sports and environmental portrait photographer. Chasing light has kept Keith waiting days on end for the sun to break for a photo, and at other times packing in over 100 pounds of location lighting equipment through knee deep snow to get the envisioned shot. An award winning photographer, Keith's photography has been praised by American Photo, PDN, and the International Library of Photography. The British Journal of Photography named Ladzinski to be among the top four adventure photographers in the world.

Keith's editorial work has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Discover Magazine, Men's Journal, Outside Magazine, Runner's World, ESPN, with photos appearing on over 50 covers. In 2008 Keith was asked to join the faculty as a workshop instructor at Rich Clarkson and associates Adventure Photography and Sports Photography Workshops. His environmental portraits have earned him a monthly column in Rock and Ice magazine profiling the colorful personalities and legends of the rock-climbing world.




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Event Schedule | Summer
7:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1
8:00 BADASS Dash - Elite Trained Division
8:00 Down River Sprint - Start
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Start
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 BADASS Dash - Recreation Division
9:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 5
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
10:00 Bouldering World Cup - Semi-Finals
10:00 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
10:00 X-Country Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 6
11:00 Kayak Freestyle - Semi-Final
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
11:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Qualifying Round 1
1:00 BADASS Dash - Kids Dash
1:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 7
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
2:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 BADASS Dash - K-9 Companion Division
2:00 Costa Casting Clinics - Start
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 Slackline World Cup - Quarterfinals
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
3:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
4:15 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
5:00 Bouldering World Cup - Finals
7:00 Cold War Kids Free Concert - Showtime
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