Profotos Staff Evaluation:
If you have ever dreamed of traveling to the ends of the earth, then you are in the right place. Dave Hancock has been to some of the highest mountain peaks in the world on several occassions, and he continues to lead adventures and tours today.
As co-owner of the adventur/tour group "Fieldtouring", Dave's photography experience has grown from his travels to far-off, distant lands, where he travels as an adventure guide. Although Dave's photography was not the primary reason for his starting Fieldtouring, it has become an integral part of his career as an adventure guide. Our staff was quite impressed by the incredible beauty and overwhelming quality of Dave's images.
A short history of Dave's "Fieldtouring" group, as excerpted from his website, is as follows:
Dave Hancock and Tim Harley were undergraduates at Perth's Edith Cowan University in 1993 when they struck on the idea of providing cheap outdoor adventure activities to students. What started as the ECU Wild Club soon turned into a major operational and logistical undertaking, with more than 600 people participating in organised activities in the first year alone. Dave Hancock, studying Tourism and Marketing majors, and Tim in Outdoor Recreation, went on to organise their first overseas adventure to K2 basecamp in 1993, taking 16 students and 3 'adults'. Total cost for the trip with airfares was $2600 AUD per member. Within a year they had completed 4 further trips, taking in Ecuador, Aconcagua and 2 new programs to Pakistan.
By 1997 Field Touring had taken people to the highest point on the Earth's surface, to the top of the world's highest active volcano, to the top of the highest peaks in North and South America, on the longest ice traverse in the Himalayas, and forged new routes into areas that were, until recently, just 'blanks on the map'. Along the way we pioneered the first Australian organised efforts on the volcanos and mountains of Ecuador, and became extremely proficient in Pakistan adventure tourism, taking more people there than all other Australian based operators put together. The high quality but extremely affordable nature of our trips attracted significant edia attention, and culminated in a documentary being made on our 1998 ascent of Aconcagua for National Geographic TV.
As you can see from this excerpt, Dave's work has become a serious business unlike most others on the planet today.
The staff at Profotos is grateful to have Dave Hancock aboard as an exclusive member. Dave's work in photography and mountaineering are great contributions to the Profotos site and we invite you to become a part of this experience by reviewing Dave's portfolio now. If you are looking for a little more adventure, contact Dave and fly with him to the places you see here!