25 years ago, Grant Gunderson moved to Bellingham to ski and pursue a degree in plastics engineering at Western Washington University. That year, Mt. Baker was about to set a world record for snowfall and Gunderson' life was forever changed.
He has spent the last 25 years photographing and sharing that joy for the mountains with others. When he began, he told himself that as long as he could create images that inspired people to spend time in the mountains, he would be successful. A quarter of a century later, that saying still rings true to him.
He considers himself to have been very fortunate. That philosophy has taken him around the world shooting amazing athletes in great locations more times than he can count.
These days he is still as excited as ever to share his passion for the mountains with others, but most importantly he is now sharing that love for the mountains with his 6-year-old son Stian.