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A Popular mixed route up Aiguille du Midi
© Ron Walker, Jul 2012
Route: Arete des Cosmiques (AD)
Climbers: unknown
Camera used: Panasonic DMC-TS2
5*VOTING: number of votes 127
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That's special... One of those 'I want to be there' photo's.
James Rushforth - 24/Sep/12
This is really good....
mr mills - 24/Sep/12
love it... might sound funny but looks bigger than it feels when your on it..
tscoobydoo - 24/Sep/12
Super photo Ron.
johnhenderson - 24/Sep/12
Thanks guys :-)
A lucky shot after several days of crap weather when the cloud was just starting to break up... I'm not sure why but as scoobydoo says the ridge looks a lot grander than normal...!
Ron Walker - 24/Sep/12
Ron Walker - 27/Sep/12
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
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Alex Slipchuk - 30/Sep/12
Superb shot Ron. Nice one :-).
Ben Abbott - 01/Oct/12
Lovely pic... Makes me want to be there.
Euge - 01/Oct/12
Amazing photo, love it!
matthewbromley - 01/Oct/12
wow . . .
sam@work - 02/Oct/12
Amazing shot, quite inspiring too.
Looks like something out of Lord of the Rings.
Stuart Wildman - 02/Oct/12
Wow, stunning shot Ron.
Matt Pycroft - 02/Oct/12
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Please credit the photo to me!!!
Ron Walker - 02/Oct/12
Having done the route 10 times since 1989. I must say that picture is spectacular. Those must be 9 year old children in the photo. The route does not feel so grande when one is climbing it.
This photographer has the touch.
ericwright - 02/Oct/12
which ridge is this? Was on the cosmiques ridge a couple of weeks back. was great but too busy!! but the photo, I'm guessing this is the the midi-plan traverse?
saulbusbycozic - 02/Oct/12
please ignore my above comment, i'm being a complete imbecile! nice ridge, although i don't remember that bit of it! my favourite part is the pitch with the small finger crack and crampon points.
saulbusbycozic - 02/Oct/12
An absolutely stunner. One of the most unusual shots of its type that I've seen for years.
Gordon Stainforth - 03/Oct/12
Amazing. Looks like they are wandering among giant crystals, something from Jules Verne.
Flinticus - 04/Oct/12
I have never seen a photo make the Cosmiques look so epic! Looked alot tamer when I was on it.
Climbslikeaduck - 04/Oct/12
Nothing Special unlike me. I soloed this in my board shorts! !!
hornbywill - 04/Oct/12
God, I wish I was there right now!
timharrison - 04/Oct/12
Praise indeed from Gordon S and everyone else... Many thanks!
Cheers Ron :-)
Ron Walker - 06/Oct/12
Can I quote you on this Gordon! "An absolutely stunner. One of the most unusual shots of its type that I've seen for years..." ;-)
Ron Walker - 06/Oct/12
Wonderful shot.
mac fae stirling - 12/Sep/14
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