dek - 10/Nov/08
Brian - 10/Nov/08
Awesome shot Jon, this one has so much depth to it. The eye drifts along that ridge from the distant peak and its impact seems to gradually increase as you get closer, since the sunlit section gets bigger. Even that little bump on the bottom right works so well in drawing the ridge to the viewer via those ropemarks. The climbers are great, looking suitably exhausted and natural, but my favourite bit is the other team which help define the scale and perspective. Fantastic.
Dan Arkle - 11/Nov/08
That's the pic I want on my wall. Utterly brilliant! The sense of scale provided by the climbers really makes it work.
Sean Kelly - 11/Nov/08
thanks for the comments. The sun only rose for about 4 minutes before it was engulfed in cloud again...very lucky indeed
Jon Griffith - 11/Nov/08
Striding Edge? ;)
p3t3 - 16/Nov/08
One of the best ive seen on ukc
vincentvega - 16/Nov/08
brilliant, oh how I wish! you are indeed among the priveleged, gentlemen I salute you.
zigzag - 18/Nov/08
The guy in front seems to have two axes?
Misha - 20/Nov/08
Amazing shot! Only just noticed the secong party behind you. Just one thing bothering me, I think it's tilted judging by the bank of cloud? Can you sort it? Spectacular nonetheless.
Tom Last - 20/Nov/08
One of the classic mountaineering photos of all time I reckon. Would like to see a poster of this (without logos please).
Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH - 21/Nov/08
Mind bogglingly good.
"One of the classic mountaineering photos of all time" - I'm not qualified to comment, however, I've just eaten 3/4s of my pizza and I'm still looking at it.
To me this photo sums up all that is great about alpine mountaineering: companionship, spectacular scenary and a tremendous challenge.
MattOwen - 22/Nov/08
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UKC Photos - 23/Nov/08
jon, you know this has been used in an ad?
Yyonnx - 26/Nov/08
brilliant shot, makes you feel like you should get off your backside and do it!
Phill Mitch - 26/Nov/08
Thanks all. I do know that this has been used in an ad, many thanks for the heads up.
Jon Griffith - 27/Nov/08
WOW, all i can say this photo is truly stunning, and i really want to be there
DinoRock - 27/Dec/08
Did you sell your picture to Berghaus? I had to double take when I recognised the backdrop on their website!
gerardlt - 27/Jan/09
Jon, this is probably the best mountain photo I have seen, stunning lighting, great composition, makes you what to be there. Truly fantastic, well done!
MAMdavem - 30/Sep/10
Absolutely amazing, one shot in a billion. Congrats!
calofil - 27/Dec/10
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Stunning shot; perfect seamless transition from foreground to background with superb deatail light and colour. The foreground has such visual impact, incredible shot... the very essence of Alpinism is well and truly captured right there....kin awesome.
shaun walby - 06/Apr/12