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Gavin Pike and Yoshiko Mayasaki on Left Edge at sunrise. Jorasses in the distance
© Jon Griffith
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Truely that ice solid?
Sean Kelly - 30/Nov/08
Once again a photo from the top drawer, excellent.
mr mills - 30/Nov/08
Thanks. I think its my favorite pic i have taken. Yes, that is sold ice. One of the most photogenic seracs I have ever seen
Jon Griffith - 30/Nov/08
wow, this photo has everything, simply stunning
joese7en - 30/Nov/08
Amazing Jon, amazing!
Big fan of your work, you really have captured some great images!
ro8x - 30/Nov/08
Jus - 01/Dec/08
Certainly a fan of your work. This is probably the best in my opinion. Superb!
Dave Warburton - 01/Dec/08
Jamie Hageman - 01/Dec/08
Luke Milnes - 02/Dec/08
Really like the steam as the snow heats up the ice or is it spin drift.Fantastic!
Mike Hutton - 05/Dec/08
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UKC Photos - 07/Dec/08
I think my exact words were something like "whhoooaaaa!"
BelleVedere - 07/Dec/08
Bum-sliding heaven...
Plungeman - 07/Dec/08
wow! That is a very special picture.well done.
Sean Bell - 07/Dec/08
Another Great shot Jon!! Do you tend to climb in two pairs? Or happen to be in the right place (a lot) with other teams around??
Sandstone Stickman - 07/Dec/08
Truly..the stuff of it!
dispeller - 08/Dec/08
Fantastic and make me very jealous!
Neal F - 08/Dec/08
Phenomenal shot..
Jim Slater - 08/Dec/08
Fantastic. How did you meter the shot? Must take some skill to get the detail on the serac while pointing into the sun, and getting the middle distance to look cracking too.
jopari - 09/Dec/08
Amazing shot that must have been a fantastic climb, very jealous!
golfbuggy2000 - 10/Dec/08
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UKC Photos - 14/Dec/08
Mike Hutton: Definitely spindrift! Steam would have been a little terrifying to say the least...
Sanntone Stickman: You are very rarely in the right place at the right time with random people in the right place in the alps (if that makes sense). We often climb as a three though and I just solo/ unrope on the easier sections, or clip into pro when I want to get a shot.
Jopari: Was a little worried about the metering but it turned out fine as enough light was reflected off the snow back into the serac so that it was all exposed without any problems.
Thanks for all the comments
Jon Griffith - 14/Dec/08
Just like that when i did it-great picture
Vip1r - 18/Dec/08
Amazing and Inspiring
PretendClimber - 18/Dec/08
Just awesome. And that shadow the climbers are heading into makes you think they┬┤re heading into even more difficulties. This takes some serious guts
Drofn - 20/Dec/08
Amazing shot.
flat eric - 05/Jan/10
Just great!
calofil - 27/Dec/10
Fantastic shot Jon, truly magnificent, captures everything about alpine climbing.
thomas - 29/Jul/11
mate, mental
bikeguerra - 11/Oct/11
Paula - 13/Oct/14
'specially like the spindrift in the sunlight...magic image
uistgr - 03/Mar/15
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