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First ice screw
© Toby_W, Jan 2007
Climbers: Dean
Camera used: Nikcon D70s
Date taken: 27th January 2007
VOTING: from 439 votes
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This is photo three, 1 just off, 2 bouncing of a bulge then this followed by the first ice screw popping. He fell between 10-15 metres but being an ex-rugby player bounced rather well!
Toby_W - 17/Feb/07Report
Admirable sharpness..under the circumstances! ;-) Pic of the week?
dek - 18/Feb/07Report
I did feel pleased and relieved to get it as I had the camera on it's manual settings. Fine on the old FE2 but the new dig is still a bit of info overload.
Toby_W - 18/Feb/07Report
We want to see the other two! And a full accident report! :-)
TobyA - 18/Feb/07Report
yes i agree TobyA
IanJackson - 18/Feb/07Report
I'll write up a post when I have a moment.
Toby_W - 19/Feb/07Report
Sean Kelly - 20/Feb/07Report
Mmm I seem to have stuffed/dulled the colours going from raw to jpg. I'll try and fix it.
Toby_W - 20/Feb/07Report
holy moly!
philo - 21/Feb/07Report
KeithW - 21/Feb/07Report
thats an brilliant pic would be very cool to see others good effort
simon rawlinson - 21/Feb/07Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 25/Feb/07Report
That is one hell of a picture...
bluebrad - 25/Feb/07Report
I don't get why no one has said this yet. Ouch.
MRJ - 25/Feb/07Report
Is that Dean Dorrell? If so that's qiute some test for those ice screws-he ain't small.
Henry L Buckle - 25/Feb/07Report
Check how insignificantly thin that rope suddenly looks - EEEK!
feepole - 25/Feb/07Report
And as my friend pointed out, how his crampon is whipping past them!
Toby_W - 25/Feb/07Report
So, is he OK?
mrtom - 26/Feb/07Report
OUCH! blo*dy good photo though! Er... who was belaying? ;)
nikinko - 26/Feb/07Report
I don't know if I like your tone.. I had a good grip on the rope with my teeth while I took the photo ;))
Toby_W - 26/Feb/07Report
oh of course- I forget that some people still have their own teeth to use for things like that... ;))
nikinko - 26/Feb/07Report
Life imitating 'Art'? knew it was familiar, Vertical Limit poster!
dek - 26/Feb/07Report
You have to admire the resiliance of the climbing fraternity, whilst lesser men (and women) would scream or cover their eyes, the good old climber reaches for his camera! great shot.
Fidman - 27/Feb/07Report
This is were UKC population stop using screws and dig for a nut on there next route.
IanJackson - 27/Feb/07Report
I have the full set of these sitting on my desk.
I am told you could here the Big Man screaming "Muuuuuum" in Cannes.
Rubbishy - 28/Feb/07Report
Blimey, super pic. No Axes? Another advantage of going leashless.
Keithish - 02/Mar/07Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 04/Mar/07Report
superb picture - well done - where was the route?
ian mcconnell - 05/Mar/07Report
You'd have felt so guilty photographing if anything had happened to him!! What's the route?
Adam Booth - 07/Mar/07Report
You can read Toby's write up of this "incident" here
Dean - 10/Mar/07Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 11/Mar/07Report
I've also promised Mick a proper write up with the rest of the photos so watch this space.
Toby_W - 11/Mar/07Report
That's one freaky pic. I can't quite make out where his axes are. Has he still got hold of them? Looks like there might be one behind his head. Seriously scary action pic, though. Well done!
Steve Parker - 11/Mar/07Report
Awesome! Cheers, mate!
I'm glad you made it back in one piece... and smiling, too!
JRZ - 14/Mar/07Report
out of interest, how well planted were the axes? if you'd been leashed do you think it would have held you?
hope your all ok now
madmo2991 - 28/Mar/07Report
ice climbers don't get it? ... i am not dumb enough to ever do ice climbing
Marc Germani - 02/Mar/13Report
Whilst many people aren't 'dumb' enough to pass judgement on something they've never tried.
CurlyStevo - 10/Jul/13Report
Snapping the photo ,then who was holding the rope?
Frank Boase - 14/Nov/19Report
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