In this new photo article, renowned photographer and mountaineer Ian Parnell gets us ready for winter with a stunning series of photographs.
As an extra bonus Ian has offered a free ticket to one of his lectures to the first person to post on the associated forum thread with the correct route names for the five routes pictured below that are being climbed. Can you recognise them?
(The 5 photos are: We want the conditions, We want the hooks, We want the lines, We want em formed and We want the Gnarl)
So Ian asks us: "What do we want?!!"
“We want it cold”
“We want the struggle”
“We want the conditions”
“We want the beauty”
“We want the hooks”
“We want the magic”
“We want the lines”
“We want 'em formed”
“We want the gnarl”
“We want the eyebrows”
When do we want it?
NOW! (Or actually, when we've got the day off!)
You can see more of Ian's photos at his blog or at his forthcoming lectures:
Ian is also the co-author of the Rockfax book Winter Climbing+
You can read more about the book in this UKC Gear Review