Bligh Gillies

Bligh has always believed that the willingness to undertake adventure is a necessary part to living a happy life. Such adventures began in his early days of growing up in the foothills of Colorado. Surrounded by an abundance of rolling single track, large boulders and granite alpine walls, Bligh’s life outdoors was born.

Fast forward to the years of banging his camera off of rocks, drowning one in the ocean, and staying up with the stars to brush frost off of his lens, Bligh’s true passion was formed. He quickly came to realize that he needed to spend his life outside capturing stories of adventurer, and for the past 6 years has been able to do just that. Whether it is mountain biking, climbing or snow sports, they all stay near to his heart. And if Bligh’s not photographing these sports, you can bet you will find him participating with a smile.

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Proudest Moment

Wirelessly transmitting images to National Geographic from the top of El Capitan after the finishing of the Dawn Wall