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Diable Arete 1965 (2) L'Isolée Christian Mollier
© jcw, 01 Oct 2019
Route: ArĂȘte du Diable Traverse (D+)
Camera used: Half Frame
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We did all the summits
jcw - 01/Oct/19Report
Wonderful photograph.
Myfyr Tomos - 02/Oct/19Report
Thank you Myfyr. But l'll never understand what people like. That photo of the view across the Kuffner to Mont Blanc is I think a wow, and the final one good, but the others I put in basically to show what the route was like.
In fact these are all half frames taken in 1965 whilst climbing when I was almost a beginner and which I have with considerable difficulty managed to recuperate: they're hardly going to be the hot shots of a modern camera
jcw - 02/Oct/19Report
But we don't want the hot shots of a modern camera, John! Nothing wrong with them - but we see loads, all the time. With photographs from people such as Tony Marr and yourself, there's an historical interest which modern photos obviously can't supply. And sometimes there's a timelessness - a classically iconic quality. This photograph, I would suggest, is one such.
Mick Ward - 02/Oct/19Report
ah, but UKC does
jcw - 02/Oct/19Report
Agree wholeheartedly Mick. Timelessness. These photographs are always brimming with interest. The detail within showing the equipment (or lack of), the enjoyment, and occasional suffering, all convey a wonderful sense of adventure. They are a superb historical resource - so lucky to have them on UKC. Thank you John, looking forward to the next instalment.
Myfyr Tomos - 03/Oct/19Report
John, these photos are just fabulous. Not just the photos, but the fact that the ArĂȘte du Diable is still a route that commands the utmost respect and is a much sought after tick... and there you were, 54 years ago, as a beginner..... what a day indeed!
jon - 03/Oct/19Report
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