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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/08Report
Once again a photo from the top drawer, excellent.
mr mills - 30/Nov/08Report
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/08Report
wow, this photo has everything, simply stunning
joese7en - 30/Nov/08Report
Amazing Jon, amazing!
Big fan of your work, you really have captured some great images!
ro8x - 30/Nov/08Report
Jus - 01/Dec/08Report
Certainly a fan of your work. This is probably the best in my opinion. Superb!
Dave Warburton - 01/Dec/08Report
wee jamie - 01/Dec/08Report
Luke Milnes - 02/Dec/08Report
Really like the steam as the snow heats up the ice or is it spin drift.Fantastic!
Mike Hutton - 05/Dec/08Report
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UKC Photos - 07/Dec/08Report
I think my exact words were something like "whhoooaaaa!"
BelleVedere - 07/Dec/08Report
Bum-sliding heaven...
Plungeman - 07/Dec/08Report
wow! That is a very special picture.well done.
Sean Bell - 07/Dec/08Report
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/08Report
Truly..the stuff of it!
dispeller - 08/Dec/08Report
Fantastic and make me very jealous!
Neal F - 08/Dec/08Report
Phenomenal shot..
Jim Slater - 08/Dec/08Report
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/08Report
Amazing shot that must have been a fantastic climb, very jealous!
golfbuggy2000 - 10/Dec/08Report
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UKC Photos - 14/Dec/08Report
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/08Report
Just like that when i did it-great picture
Vip1r - 18/Dec/08Report
Amazing and Inspiring
PretendClimber - 18/Dec/08Report
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/08Report
Amazing shot.
flat eric - 05/Jan/10Report
Just great!
calofil - 27/Dec/10Report
Fantastic shot Jon, truly magnificent, captures everything about alpine climbing.
thomas - 29/Jul/11Report
mate, mental
bikeguerra - 11/Oct/11Report
Paula - 13/Oct/14Report
'specially like the spindrift in the sunlight...magic image
uistgr - 03/Mar/15Report
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