This is a 140megapixel image of Stanage, fully zoomable if you follow this link http://tinyurl.com/6zr4npx
Over 1000 climbs can be seen in this photo, but can you see all 28 (or was it 32?) climbers actually on routes?
Is someone on your favourite climb? Hargreaves Original Route, Crescent Arete, or the Right Unconquerable?
I made this one in 2006 when automatic photo stitching software was not yet perfected. I took 50 pictures on full zoom on my cheap point and shoot camera, and then had to spend a full 40hr working week manually joining them up and blending them into a 140 megapixel image. As I took the pictures over a couple of hours, I managed to capture people in good positions such as the chap on Flying Buttress Direct, the dramatic overhang near the right hand side. I only noticed after I’d finished that I caught the team on the Right Unconquerable on another route as well -doh! The date was 26/11/2006 if you think you might be in it.
A big thanks to Ian Webb for helping me get this online.
Prints are available for your wall.
Dan Arkle - 25/Sep/11