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Rob on Gargoyle Wall, Ben Nevis
© nick carter, Nov 2006
Route: Gargoyle Wall (VI 6)
Climbers: Rob Jarvis
Date taken: 16th November 2006
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That is such a hard shot to get. Absolutely fantastic it really is. I hope this makes photo of the week! It looks like a painting there is so much spindrift.
Jon Griffith - 20/May/08
Yet more evidence to back my assertion that winter climbers are more than a few snowflakes short of an avalanche. Great shot though.
Clauso - 20/May/08
Good action shot - did the camera stay dry ?
Brian - 20/May/08
One of the levels of hell. great pic.
Chris F - 20/May/08
This really sums up winter climbing, right down to the tied off peg, love it!
JDSwain - 20/May/08
Jonny Tee 69 - 20/May/08
best winter climbing shot i've seen!
frecro - 20/May/08
I aspire to one day be in this position
Conf#2 - 20/May/08
spindrift, tied off peg, grade VI, awesome picture of trpical scottish winter climbing, well done
centurion05 - 21/May/08
I owuld have voted 6 if it were possible. Stunning shot!!!!
francois - 22/May/08
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 25/May/08
Looks like climbing on a frozen moon of Jupiter. Surreal!
Dan Uneken - 25/May/08
Woahhhhhhh! A frozen moment in more ways that one. Nice shot.
iceicebaby - 26/May/08
Superb shot. I'll stick with Swanage thanks :o)
jtree03 - 26/May/08
Top route...full on narly conditions, really good photo telling a story.... did you get up it though? Which pitch is it? Looks like the start of the first... maybe...
timmy-ts - 27/May/08
When i looked at the reduced pic i thought "How can that be photo of the week" and as soon as i opened it up i saw why.
This truelly is a stunning picture.
chris fox - 28/May/08
Just when I had banished the scottish winter from my nightmares for a few months of warm, slabby dreams, this photo brings back all the horror in one instant. And some more as-yet-unfaced horror too. Thanks a bunch.
thomm - 28/May/08
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 01/Jun/08
thomm - he nightmares will continue, and how you will love them!
Conf#2 - 14/Sep/09
I love this shot. Just seen it in the book Mountains by Sandy Hill... I knew I had seen it somewhere and guessed it had to be here!
Duncan_Andison - 18/Dec/11
Poor, poor Rob!!
Serena Lambre - 12/Aug/13
Classic…… its pics like this is why I started climbing.
bulldog - 10/Dec/14
Looks a tad cold!
piplarter - 09/May/15
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