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The exposed traverse
Mark leading the famous exposed traverse of the Inwyler-Bielmeier route. The traverse is no longer the crux of the route, because the've placed some solid bolts.

Bernese Alps - August 2010

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Sarah SimonA little air...

Sarah Simon

Voted 10/10

...under your toes. Nice capture. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

Sarah
Posted Oct 5, 2010 10:16 am

JurgenRe: A little air...

Jurgen

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Thank you Sarah. I think it was about 400 meters of air, but it felt like 2000 meters :-)

Cheers, Jurgen
Posted Oct 5, 2010 3:42 pm

SoCalHikerVery nice...

SoCalHiker

Voted 10/10

... and lofty looking action shot. Thanks for posting. Cheers.
Posted Oct 5, 2010 11:20 am

JurgenRe: Very nice...

Jurgen

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Thanks for your nice comment. I try to post some more. Cheers!
Posted Oct 5, 2010 3:42 pm

dclimb14meExhilarating!

dclimb14me

Voted 10/10

Beautiful view! Great moment captured nicely. Well done!
Posted Oct 6, 2010 12:33 am

JurgenRe: Exhilarating!

Jurgen

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Thanks! I agree, the view was stunning that day..
Posted Oct 6, 2010 3:32 am

radsonGroovy.

radson

Voted 10/10

Great to see a climbing photo as POTD.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 1:24 am

JurgenRe: Groovy.

Jurgen

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Yes, I think that's a while ago..
Posted Oct 6, 2010 3:35 am

DrJonnieAround the corner?

DrJonnie

Voted 10/10

great shot, its always exciting coming off an airy traverse like that and wondering how hard the moves up the wall around the corner are going to be! The pro looks bomb proof though!
Posted Oct 6, 2010 5:11 am

JurgenRe: Around the corner?

Jurgen

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You're right about the pro, it is very solid. Therefore this isn't the crux anymore, it just airy. I can imagine how exiciting it must have been for the first climbers to take this traverse. I think it was kind of a point of no return.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 5:18 am

sharperbluelove it!

sharperblue

Voted 10/10

really fun shot - too bad it's bolted now :)
Posted Oct 6, 2010 1:11 pm

JurgenRe: love it!

Jurgen

Hasn't voted

Thanks! Despite the bolt's the traverse is still pretty exposed..
Posted Oct 6, 2010 3:22 pm

Sebastian HammVery nice pic...

Sebastian Hamm

Voted 10/10

Thanks for sharing it!

Added to the album Deep view.
Sebastian
Posted Oct 10, 2010 4:36 am

JurgenRe: Very nice pic...

Jurgen

Hasn't voted

You're welcome and thanks for adding it to the Deep view album.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 11:52 am

cherokeeGreat Photos

cherokee

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Jurgen,
You photos bring back so many memories! Allot of climbers use to climb this route back in the late sixties and seventies as one of the preparations in climbing the Eiger North Face. I did the route several times in '72 in good and bad weather and in winter.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 9:20 am

JurgenRe: Great Photos

Jurgen

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It must have been adventures to climb in the alps back then.. No bolts on this route I guess, just some pegs and a strong mind. It would be nice if you have some photo's from the route! I would love to see them.

Cheers, Jurgen
Posted Oct 10, 2010 11:54 am

millsshame

mills

Voted 10/10

it`s bolted but, as you say it does not destract that the exposure is the same, great photo well worth being `photo of the week`, good job :)
Posted Oct 10, 2010 1:49 pm

JurgenRe: shame

Jurgen

Hasn't voted

Thanks!
Posted Oct 11, 2010 3:27 am

fiasGreat Photo

fias

Voted 10/10

Breath takin.... the scale of this snap is just incredible... thanks for postin

RSAK
Posted Oct 14, 2010 2:38 pm

JurgenRe: Great Photo

Jurgen

Hasn't voted

You're welcome!
Posted Oct 16, 2010 5:42 am

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JurgenSubmitted by Jurgen
on Oct 5, 2010 2:43 pm

Image ID: 667960
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Lat/Lon: 46.74545°N / 8.32498°E
Object Title: The exposed traverse

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Alpine Climbing