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Callum Johnson on 'Land of the Lost and Found'
© Hamish Frost, Aug 2020
Route: Land of the Lost and Found (E7 6c)
Camera used: Sony ILCE-7M3
Date taken: 9th August 2020
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From Callum's first attempt at the route. Unfortunately on this occasion he couldn't manage to pull through the strenuous crux moves right near the top, however Callum returned just over a week later and managed to climb the route cleanly on his second attempt. The route features steep, technical, sequency, bold climbing, all in an absolutely wild position high on the northern buttresses of Sàil Garbh. From a personal point of view I’ve wanted to photograph this route ever since seeing Colin Threlfall’s outstanding images of Guy Robertson and Adam Russell on the first ascent back in 2015, so a big thanks to Callum for letting me tag along to get some photos of him on the route!
Hamish Frost - 23/Aug/20Report
I don't know if it's the image scaling UKC are using, but it makes this image look, to me, fractionally out of focus.
When you zoom in of course, it's pin sharp. Fantastic photo, fantastic climbing from Calum.
planetmarshall - 23/Aug/20Report
Wow great stuff Callum! Great photo Hamish in fact a wee bit of sunlight on the face, which was absent when Guy and Adam were there in September.
colinthrelfall - 23/Aug/20Report
Fantastic! A great shot of some really impressive climbing.
C Witter - 24/Aug/20Report
Great shot Hamish
jethro kiernan - 25/Aug/20Report
The curse of the climber/photographer, helmet obscuring the face!
Sean Kelly - 26/Aug/20Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 30/Aug/20Report
Thanks for the comments everyone!
Colin - yes, once the sun had risen high enough to clear barrel buttress the face had light on it just for a couple of hours before it swung south and was shaded again. It was probably one of the last days of the year that this would happen.
Sean - no face sadly, I'm learning that climbing photography is often about compromise though, as it's quite rare that the right composition, body position and face/facial expression will all line up in a single image!
Hamish Frost - 30/Aug/20Report
That's fantastic!
Paul Evans - 06/Sep/20Report
Looks proper 'out there'!
Mike_d78 - 06/Sep/20Report
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