Full size version is only available to registered users

Please Register as a New User or Login as Existing User to gain full access to all the photos on this site. Registration is quick and completely free.
Unregistered users can only view full size photos that have been added this month.

5* thumb
"I'm a bird"
Aaron Kennedy, Oct 2016
© jules1990
Route: The Sentinel (E2 5b)
Climbers: Julian Halford
Camera used: HTC Phone
Date taken: 22nd October 2016
VOTING: from 245 votes
Login as Existing User
to rate this photo.

User Comments

Definitely not the recommended descent from any climb!
jules1990 - 25/Oct/16Report
Hells teeth!
Looks like me in the background. Painful??
PaulHermes - 26/Oct/16Report
I hope the landing was soft!
Dave Musgrove - 26/Oct/16Report
It could well be you in the background, there were loads of people there! And unfortunately yes it was painful and the landing was most definitely not soft!
jules1990 - 26/Oct/16Report
It could well be you in the background, there were loads of people there! And unfortunately yes it was painful and the landing was most definitely not soft!
jules1990 - 26/Oct/16Report
If there's any silver lining to be had from this it's to be UKC photo of the week. 5* for effort mate :)
StevieLee - 26/Oct/16Report
Ouch, take care!
James Rushforth - 26/Oct/16Report
Eeeeeek! What the flipping flip?! Hope you and your ankles are OK.
ChrisBrooke - 26/Oct/16Report
So how did that happen?
jon - 26/Oct/16Report
Love the look on that belayers face! Great picture.
DerwentDiluted - 26/Oct/16Report
Amazing, horrifying photo. Hope he was OK.
Mick Ward - 27/Oct/16Report
I have a feeling that 'the Sentinel' was soon replaced with 'the fentanyl'.
DerwentDiluted - 27/Oct/16Report
So, my ankles are fine. My back and hip not so much. But I'll be back climbing next year. So DerwentDiluted were you on of the guys that attended?
jules1990 - 27/Oct/16Report
Jules, love your "lead dnf" logbook ebtry. indeed......! Hope you're ok. Great photo. The cam in your hand must tell a story.
Robert Durran - 27/Oct/16Report
If you look closely, he's got the nut that was supposed to stop him decking out in his other hand.
SuperLee1985 - 27/Oct/16Report
Excellent photo work. Hope it's a speedy recovery!
simon32000 - 27/Oct/16Report
Ouch! Saw some MRT commotion from Higgar and wondered if something had happened on The Sentinel - wishing you a speedy recovery!
Duncan Campbell - 27/Oct/16Report
No I wasn't there, but I heard that you'd put some effort into mashing yourself up. Best wishes for your recovery and I hope you are out and about sooner rather than later.
DerwentDiluted - 27/Oct/16Report
I backed off the Sentinel because the wires looked so crap and I do like to have at least one decent piece when on something at limit, which it was.
Were you trying to hang on the wire and it popped?
JJL - 30/Oct/16Report
It seems that I tried to grab it on the way down. I was trying to put the cam in when I realised that I was going g to come off...
jules1990 - 30/Oct/16Report
Amazing timing! Glad you're ok -ish.
Jus - 30/Oct/16Report
I think we might have the design for Edale MRT's new Christmas Card.
Heal fast.
FrogHero - 31/Oct/16Report
Now if only that cam had been well placed then this photo would be very average!
Sean Kelly - 01/Nov/16Report
Actually I was placing the cam when I fell off. But thanks for your insight!
jules1990 - 01/Nov/16Report
Think that is me belaying - my friend Julia was one of the many in attendance. Belayed my mate George on this earlier in the day - he spent ages placing a decentish wire in the crack and then took a whipper onto it - fine lines!
robsway - 01/Nov/16Report
Rob was she the lady that helped out after? If so please thank her from me! She's the only person (that I know of) that I haven't been able to thank.
jules1990 - 01/Nov/16Report
Yes that would have been Julia I think. I'll pass on your thanks - she'll be glad to know you're on the mend, as am I - it wasn't looking great at this point. We were relieved to hear you say you were too hot with all the coats placed on top of you!
robsway - 02/Nov/16Report
This is just brilliant. Couldn't have staged it better. Gear in hand... the 'there's the ground' nonplussed look on your face... the belayer with a pre-shock 'oh sh*t' expression... and the two in the background unaware of the drama that is about to ensue. Love it... especially in b+w for effect.
derryclimbs - 02/Nov/16Report
Wishing you a swift recovery sir. Amazing photo though.
Private Flounder - 04/Nov/16Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 06/Nov/16Report
Photo of the week? Photo of the year!
radddogg - 06/Nov/16Report
Brings back memories, 2 years since my accident at's a great shot and one which you will have to show your children I guess !
mr mills - 06/Nov/16Report
Great photo!
I seem to remember the gear being really strenuous to place on this one and I ended up going up and down loads of times before getting in anything I was happy with.
Good luck with your recovery, nice to have a good photo to remember your brush with death by (although I guess the event itself was probably pretty memorable)!
MeMeMe - 07/Nov/16Report
Login as Existing User to add your comments
This picture is copyright. If you want to reproduce or otherwise re-use it, please email the photographer direct via their user profile. Photo added October 26 2016.  | Report this photo
Loading Notifications...