Nathan Hadley

Climber · Photographer · Writer

I moved to Seattle in June 2015 and have since felt at home with the Cascade Range out my doorstep. The wildness of the Pacific Northwest landscape is a perfect canvas for me to pursue creative movement in the mountains.

With a background and degree in ecology, my photography is influenced by ideas of relationship and connectedness. I want my photography to serve the purposes of protecting this connectedness, and inspire a love for this world. I have no desire to support the sale of unnecessary, wasteful products, whose short and vain lifetime leads quickly to the landfill. As a visual perfectionist, my overarching goal is to create beautiful images that stand on their own. 

I am a contributor to the stock agency, Tandem Stills + Motion, one of the leading image providers in genres of nature, travel, culture, adventure, and active lifestyle. Click here to view my page on their site.


  • Live Free or Die! (1200' 5.12d), Liberty Bell, WA -- FA, August 16, 2017
  • Liberty Crack (1200' 5.13b), Liberty Bell, WA -- 5th free-ascent, 6.5 hrs, August 5, 2017
  • Badman (5.14a), Smith Rock, OR -- February 12, 2017


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