England-born photographer Adam Gibbs has been hooked on the outdoors ever since joining the boy scouts. He spent much of his youth camping, hiking, and exploring the “wilds of England.” After moving to Canada, he became a serious mountaineer, clambering up peaks across the continent, and was one of the first to take up the new extreme sport of paragliding in the 1980s. Recently, that sense of adventure led Gibbs to Flores Island, north of Tofino in Clayoquot Sound, where he was struck by the beauty of the Wild Side Trail, a route travelled by many generations of the local Ahousaht people. His images from that trip appear in the Fall 2011 feature article “Walk on the wild side.” The New Westminster-based photographer shares a few more of his exceptional landscape shots from Flores Island in this online gallery.
To learn more about Adam Gibbs, visit his website: www.adamgibbs.com