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Ice climbing in Elbrus region, near to Tyrnyauz city.

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Ice climbing in Elbrus region, near to Tyrnyauz city.


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Voted 6/10

hope you didnt run out of ice screws, looking cool
Posted Dec 28, 2006 10:06 pm

Dan DaltonThat looks like...

Dan Dalton

Voted 10/10

a long and steep ice pitch! How hard is it to find rest spots to put in screws? Nice job, great photo.

Posted Dec 29, 2006 12:34 am

Erik BeelerNice!

Erik Beeler

Voted 10/10

What grade does the route go at? WI4? WI4+/5?
Posted Dec 29, 2006 1:47 am

pvalchevgreat shot


Voted 10/10

Really captures the feeling of being there.. congrats on an awesome shot!
Posted Dec 29, 2006 5:24 am



Voted 10/10

Freakin amazing picture! Makes me want to grab my tools and get up to Lee Vining. Great color contrast too, the red and the black against the white/blue ice, very cool.
Posted Dec 29, 2006 6:32 am

Dan the JonesAwesome

Dan the Jones

Voted 10/10

You got to be at least 50 feet up already. Where was the camera man?
Posted Dec 29, 2006 6:56 am

Andrej MašeraSpasiba Vladimir,

Andrej Mašera

Voted 10/10

Your brillant shot is a breathtaking experience for us ordinary alpinists.
Zdravstvuj, Andrej
Posted Dec 29, 2006 7:10 am

nurettinNice shot


Voted 10/10

Altough it seems like a slightly rotated photo I liked it so much. Thanks for posting.
Posted Dec 29, 2006 7:19 am

VladimirKopylovRe: Nice shot


Hasn't voted

Usually it's not a point of rotation... The most important for fotografer is - to make the distance from the ice surfers as much is it's possible. In this case the shot looks more real - you feel verticality. And usually it's not importatnt too much the angle of rotation... Almost vertical ice - about 80-85 degrees - looks always vertical...
Posted Dec 29, 2006 8:27 am

nurettinRe: Nice shot


Voted 10/10

Yes, you are right. I understand better what do you mean after seeing other images of the same icefall.
Posted Dec 29, 2006 8:42 am



Voted 10/10

I love it! Very nice.
Posted Dec 29, 2006 5:34 pm

carolynMy arms hurt...

Voted 10/10

...just looking at your photo! Beautiful. This is what it's all about.
Posted Dec 29, 2006 6:03 pm


Hasn't voted

I don't want to ruin the magic but I'd like to know who took the shot and where they were in relation to the climber.
Posted Dec 30, 2006 1:30 am

VladimirKopylovRe: Beautiful


Hasn't voted

You will be surprise, when I tell, that took this shot and of course the climber was my friend, who did all I asked him to do.
Th procedure of doing this photo is very "simple". You should undertand, what you are doing and that you will spent a few hours in order to do just one shot.
First the climber makes first run climb up and fixing a rope, descent down. Then photografer, using fixed rope climb up to the last ice-screw and fix himself on it. Un fix a rope and through it down. Then, climber makes his climb up in second time, using already prepared ice-crew and make his HoliWood posing near to photograpfer, doing whatever photografer ask him to do - to show emotions, to make nice ice-axe positions and so on.
Photografer, being fixed with a rope, try to be outstand ice surfirs as much as he could, forming a shot and push camera bottom.
Climber makes ice-crew belay. Fix a rope. Photographer drop down, using fix rope and then climber makes his descent down...
You see- it's very easy and simple!!!
Posted Dec 30, 2006 8:34 am

bbirtleRe: Beautiful


Voted 10/10

A well-deserved great shot in that case. Some of them come easier but it's always nice when the "hard" photos also turn out well!
Posted Dec 30, 2006 3:57 pm

jhp1004Re: Beautiful

Voted 10/10

I can see ice-climbing is no problem. I think I'll start tomorrow when the hangovers have gone. Greetings for an excellent photo no matter how it was done.
Posted Jan 1, 2007 3:28 pm



Voted 10/10

that is cool.
Posted Dec 30, 2006 7:16 am



Hasn't voted

That's a awesome picture!! Looks like a good climb;)
Posted Dec 31, 2006 1:27 am

Ed FGreat Shot

Ed F

Voted 10/10

See: Ice Forum
I made it the new signature photo.
Posted Dec 31, 2006 2:28 pm



Hasn't voted

I am speechless....
Posted Jan 1, 2007 7:09 am

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VladimirKopylovSubmitted by VladimirKopylov
on Dec 28, 2006 9:03 pm

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Object Title: Ice climbing in Elbrus region, near to Tyrnyauz city.

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