The Cleanest Line
Kennan Harvey

Kennan Harvey

Kennan Harvey made his first photo submission to Patagonia in 1991. After several decades of rock climbing first ascents, extended ski traverses and whitewater descents, he now lives off-the-grid with his wife and daughter in a self-built, solar-powered home in the foothills of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. “As the revolving seasons etch deeper lines in my face, I begin to better understand the importance of simplicity and craftsmanship,” he reflects. Parenthood is thus far his most fulfilling expedition.


During a mountain gourmet lunch stop—meat, cheese, week-old bagels and stone-ground mustard—Nan Cresto, her daughter Sailor Kabeary, Roan Harvey and Cheryl Albrecht-Harvey recharge after a morning of multiple low-angle powder laps during a rest day outing above the Peyto Hut.   Photo: Kennan Harvey

Ski-Touring Banff National Park with Two Teen Daughters

Nov 5, 2019 November 5, 2019

A group of four skiers moves methodically across the snow-covered Wapta Icefield ahead of me in single file connected by a thread-like rope—mothers on each end, Cheryl and Nan, and their two daughters, Roan and Sailor, in the middle. As Roan’s father and Cheryl’s husband, I’m tagging along on this… Read More