Sep 072011
A Fine Line: A Visual Meditation on the Bouldering Life

Promo shots from the new film: A Fine Line.  All photos by Andrew Kornylak. A climbing friend once told me about a beautiful, rectangular rock perched on the edge of a rubble strewn slope near the rim of the Owen’s River Gorge. The location was off of the typical Bishop bouldering circuit, in an area […]

Mar 042011
Penguins I have known: Half Moon Island, Cuverville, and Neko Harbour

Finally, Antarctica proper. Time for penguins! Our first landfall in Antarctica was at Half Moon Island, a crescent-shaped, rocky island with chinstrap penguin colonies and a small Argentinian research station.  (Technically Half Moon Island is part of the South Shetland Islands, not the Antarctic Peninsula, but there was ice and there were penguins, so I’m […]

May 082010
‘R’ We Good Enough? Dominican Cascading at Ciguapa Falls, Cabarete

In April we attended a fantastic destination wedding in the Dominican Republic.  The gorgeous wedding was held at Casa Kimball, a villa overlooking the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean.  While we were there, we stayed in Cabarete, a town on the north coast known as one of the best kitesurfing and kiteboarding locations in […]

Nov 082009
Humpback Whales in Tonga (Part II: Singing and Swimming)

The most thrilling experience of our trip to Tonga was the opportunity to swim in the water with the humpback whales.  Surprisingly, in the presence of such large creatures, I didn’t feel scared.  The whales were so graceful and in control and aware of our presence, that I never felt like I might get accidentally […]

Mar 122009

Climbing is more than just getting on some rock and pulling hard. This video pretty much captures it for me. Friends, goofing around, climbing … or just celebrating a great day outside. A Day in the Open from Andrew Kornylak on Vimeo. (This video was shot using a technique the photographer (Andrew Kornylak) calls “stillmotion”, […]

Nov 032008
Heart of Stone Trailer

My brother, a talented photographer (, is working on a film with Josh Fowler on climbing access in the southeast. If the trailer is any indication, I think it’s going to be amazing. The film will debut at the Triple Crown Bouldering Competition finals in December. As a side note, I was just in […]