About Jason Weiss

Jason Weiss is an award winning mountain landscape and adventure photographer based in Colorado. His focus is high altitude mountain photography. Growing up in Miami, Jason wasn't exposed to mountains but his newly discovered passions for photography and mountaineering have transformed his lifestyle. Opposed to photographing mountains from down low, he climbs and photographs from the summits of the highest peaks on Earth. He carries all his climbing and camera gear as no drones are used. Despite being in the early stages of his artist career, Jason’s rare approach to adventure photography has caught eyes, earning him three ‘best of show’ related awards in the past year. At the age of 28, Jason’s journey has just begun.

Climbing for hours in the night often during month-long expeditions above 20,000 feet, Jason seeks rare compositions in the most extreme environments on Earth. Few people photograph at high altitude and even fewer photograph sunrise from the summit of a 20.000' peak. It's never easy pulling an all-nighter, climbing in some of the wildest places on Earth in the dark, but taking in sunrise over the world's highest peaks is a feeling unlike any other - those fleeting, sublime moments from up high are captured in Jason's images. This video showcases the behind the scenes of Jason's process.

You can stay in touch with his adventures and art shows through the collector's club.

High Altitude Peaks & Passes Climbed:

(Every single peak on this list was either climbed up/down in the dark so that I could photograph sunrise/sunset from the summit)

  • Ama Dablam (22,349 ft.) (Nepal, 2023)
  • Mera Peak (21,246 ft.) (Nepal, 2023)
  • Island Peak (20,305 ft.) (Nepal, 2022)
  • Lobuche East Peak (20,075 ft.) (Nepal, 2022)
  • Amphu Labsta Pass (19,200 ft.) (Nepal, 2023)
  • Nevado Pisco (18,871 ft.) (Peru, 2023)
  • Kala Patthar (18,519 ft.) (Nepal, 2022)
  • Ngozumpa Tse (18,219 ft.) (Nepal, 2022)
  • Kongma La Pass (18,209 ft.) (Nepal, 2022)
  • Chukhung Ri (18,196 ft.) (Nepal, 2022)
  • Yanapaccha (17,913 ft.) (Peru, 2023)
  • Cho La Pass (17,782 ft.) (Nepal, 2022)
  • Gokyo Ri (17,575 ft.) (Nepal, 2022) (Climbed 2x)
  • Renjo La Pass (17,560 ft.) (Nepal, 2022)
  • Maparaju (17,474 ft.) (Peru, 2023)
  • Unnamed 17er in Hongu Valley (17,100 ft.) (Nepal, 2023)

Current Camera Gear:

  • Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Camera
  • Nikon Z 14-30 f/4
  • Nikon Z 24-200 f/4-6.3
  • Nikon Z 20 f/1.8
  • Nikon 200-500 f/5.6
  • Gitzo Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head

Nature First

I am a proud member of the Nature First Photography Alliance. More people than ever are headed outside, which is great! At the same time we must do our best to conserve these incredible environments we love and photograph responsibly. Please join us if you want to help leave the world in a better place than we found it.

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.” - Rene Daumal

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” - John Muir

"Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence." - Hermann Buhl

“Treat the earth well… It was not given to you by your parents… It was lent to you by your children.” - Kenyan Proverb