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Climbing up the Gervasutti Couloir at sunrise
© Jonathan Griffith
Climbers: Will Sim and Gavin Pike
5*VOTING: number of votes 137
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Gulp! Wow. Almost enough to make me want to go and do it!
TobyA - 01/Sep/08
Awesome, love the exposure !
robdan - 04/Sep/08
Cheers. Not fully recomended due to the state of the seracs and the very over hanging cornice for the moment (see /images/dbpage.html?id=96461 that icicle ending overhanging bit of snow top right is the cornice...nasty!)
Jon Griffith - 04/Sep/08
This works so well as all the diagonals gently direct the eye down the abyss to reveal the amazing exposure. A small part of the 'landing zone' is sunlit too, which reinforces this effect. Nice one.
Dan Arkle - 05/Sep/08
Keep them comming jon,another excellent photo, different class !
mr mills - 07/Sep/08
Brilliant pic, brings back happy - and not so happy - memories. Also - how exactly do skiers point their planks down THAT?
Rob Exile Ward - 07/Sep/08
Thanks for the comments. Was another beautiful morning. Pretty serious ski descent for sure- the main problem being that the snow in the couloir doesn't come into good ski conditions very often. Been trying to get a ski shot of this at sunrise for a while now...fingers crossed for this year!
Jon Griffith - 08/Sep/08
We did the pillar the day after Sylvan Sudan skied it for the first time, couldnt understand the tracks until we saw it writ up in the hut book.
Al Evans - 14/Sep/08
Absolutely Superb!
Gazeranco - 20/Sep/08
Wow, that is an amazing photo. Do you descend that route too or go down a different way?
Topper Harley - 24/Sep/08
Thats pretty special.Nice work sir.
Sean Bell - 06/Oct/08
Amazing, and it looked even better as a print! keep it up jon...... and will.
Franco Cookson OLD - 17/Oct/08
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