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Carefully Climbing on the Summit Ridge
Ski carefully ascended this knife ridge which had fresh powder snow on it. The moment was a little worry some, but was exciting at the same time. Taken October 15, 2011 on Eldorado Peak.


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MarmadukeA classic


Voted 10/10

Very nice Josh, really a stunning shot. What are you doing though, lighting a victory cigar?
Posted Oct 21, 2011 8:45 am

chugach mtn boyRe: A classic

chugach mtn boy

Voted 10/10

You know, I could swear he's brushing his teeth! Makes sense ... it being early morning and all, maybe Josh is a creature of habit and, when the moment arrived, he just automatically went for the brush. Flossing must have been difficult up there, though ...
Posted Oct 21, 2011 10:20 am

Josh LewisRe: A classic

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

Good guess's, but those are actually Ski's glasses hanging down. We wanted as little of distractions as possible. We left our backpacks behind, although I brought the camera because it felt mandatory for me. ;-)
Posted Oct 21, 2011 6:13 pm

lcarreauRe: A classic


Voted 10/10

Good grief ...

For a wee moment there, I thought that was a PIPE hanging down out of his mouth.

A corn cob pipe. The kind Uncle Jethro used to smoke in the backwoods of Tennesee before becoming a famous Climber and posting on SP.

: - ))
Posted Oct 21, 2011 10:37 pm



Voted 10/10

Now a pipe up yonder would have made this picture just extra classy indeed! Thanks for the shot, Josh!
Posted Oct 22, 2011 1:34 pm

Josh LewisRe: Haha!

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

We will have to remember that for next time. ;-) Anyways, even though we were on steep terrain, I could not resist capturing this moment because in person it was classic.
Posted Oct 23, 2011 12:12 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Haha!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

In mountain books from just the fifties or sixties you may see people smoking a 'summit cigarette' or a sitting down at the foot of a large rock face they have just descended, smoking an 'off the mountain' cigarette or pipe.

That wasn't the worst though, but a crowded mountain hut full of smokers that was awful!
Posted Oct 23, 2011 6:21 am

JoelSkok2 questions


Voted 10/10

First of all, outstanding photo and achievement. Now my questions: Is that Whitechuck Mtn in the far distance to the left? And, I seem to see a flare knot in the rope about five feet below Ski. Am I correct? Thanks Josh....At this rate your blisters will never ever heal.....
Posted Oct 22, 2011 9:14 pm

Josh LewisRe: 2 questions

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

Thanks Joel! That is indeed White Chuck in the background, you did well figuring that one out. As for the knot, it's a overhand knot on a bight. As for my blisters, they have recovered a long time ago when I lowered my adventure average to 2-3 times a week. Trust me, this summer I was out a lot! Within the next few weeks I hope to write a big story on it.
Posted Oct 23, 2011 12:21 am

RayMondoMagic Moment


Voted 10/10

I reckon one that you will always remember. Just a wonderful position on the edge.
Posted Oct 23, 2011 6:06 pm

Josh LewisRe: Magic Moment

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

For as long as I can remember my own name I will remember this moment. Although the camera case made climbing it a little harder, it was worth it.
Posted Nov 30, 2011 4:53 pm

Shane RathbunG6

Shane Rathbun

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Ski - if I get this printed, will you autograph it for me?
Posted Oct 24, 2011 12:17 am

Josh LewisRe: G6

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

You'll have to ask Ski, I'm sure he would autograph it! Glad you liked it.
Posted Nov 30, 2011 4:54 pm



Voted 10/10

Really a wonderful moment for this photo! Great!
Posted Oct 27, 2011 4:28 pm

Josh LewisRe: Perfect!

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

Indeed, hope to have many more like this.
Posted Nov 30, 2011 4:54 pm

BobSmithPerfect timing!


Voted 10/10

Just an excellent photo! You captured the moment!
Posted Oct 27, 2011 6:56 pm

Josh LewisRe: Perfect timing!

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

Thanks Bob! On my trips I am always trying to portray the moment in my writings and photos.
Posted Nov 30, 2011 4:55 pm



Voted 10/10

Looks pretty airy - but fantastic shot, Josh!
Posted Oct 28, 2011 11:54 am

Josh LewisRe: Great!

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

Thanks Eric. It is a little airy, but as long as you plant that axe in deep and you kick in your steps well, your all good to go.
Posted Nov 30, 2011 4:56 pm



Voted 10/10

what a memorable scene!
Posted Nov 26, 2011 4:16 pm

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Josh LewisSubmitted by Josh Lewis
on Oct 21, 2011 7:24 am

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Lat/Lon: 48.53780°N / 121.1331°W
Object Title: Carefully Climbing on the Summit Ridge

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