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Row of climbers on Mt Blanc, France 5th December 2006

6 Responses to “Row of climbers on Mt Blanc, France”

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    MC:

    Love the profiles of each climber against the stunning sky and mountainous backdrop.

  2. 2
    RĂ©gis:

    Wonderful shot. The shadows of the climbers on the sky is beautiful.

  3. 3
    April:

    Wow. This takes my breath away! I really love your photos. Looking forward to coming back often.

  4. 4
    MoT:

    Some fairly suspect ropework going on there!

  5. 5
    johannes lindgren:

    Great images – but the font in the lower right hand is hard to read. More function -less form, please.

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    Oleg:

    Very good point of shot. I like your travel photo, its great! Greeting from Ukraine!

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Row of climbers on Mt Blanc, France

The story behind "Row of climbers on Mt Blanc, France"

Mt Blanc is the highest mountain of the Alps and Western Europe, and therefore already a magnet to climbers and tourists alike. It is not too difficult to climb, but still often underestimated and many wannabe summiteers turn back due to altitude sickness, fear of heights, unable to accept that the weather might have different plans or even due to complete exhaustion.

On my 2nd time up here I stepped aside from the trail to pass this group as they were going realllly slow. As with many things in life, only when you step out of the line your perspective on things changes and I could see this row of climbers from the side, sharply against the sky, coloured by the morning sun. On the bottom left hand you can see the Aiguille de Midi, from/to where a Cable car can be taken, back down to Chamonix…

Taken with my first digital camera, at that time really cool as it had a full whopping 2 megapixels and 3 times optical zoom!

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