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 Will Lou make it across?
Well, yes. He did every time. I took maybe 5 of these pics which means he jumped this crevasse at least 5 times. This shot is a scan from a slide photo, Kodakcrome ASA 25 film. (Lou is Lou Whitaker)

Another shot of Lou is HERE. In fact, this view is my favorite angle. Ira posted one of his pics from the crevasse jumping photo shoot in this book, "An Ice Axe, a Camera, and a Jar of Peanut Butter: A Photographer's Autobiography" The book is still available at Amazon.


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Voted 10/10

Great image!
Posted Nov 25, 2007 6:19 pm

DeanRe: Whoa!


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Thanks Tanya, it was special being there, some unforgettable memories.
Posted Nov 29, 2007 10:36 am

SOCALHUSKERJust plain...


Voted 10/10

Posted Feb 19, 2009 6:39 pm

NoonduelerRead Lou's book


Voted 10/10

some years back. "Memoirs of a mountain guide". One of the great american mountaineers.
Posted Apr 14, 2009 8:41 pm

DeanRe: Read Lou's book


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Indeed, that is a good book. He and his brother Jim are twin and hard to tell apart.
Jim came up to camp muir while our group was there and talked about his Everest climb, a great evening.
Posted Apr 14, 2009 11:07 pm

Liba Kopeckova5x?

Liba Kopeckova

Voted 10/10

I can't believe that he wanted to repeat it just for a photo... It looks like a pretty big jump.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 7:49 am

DeanRe: 5x?


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Hi, thanks for the comment and yes, he really did that jump 5 times. Like a broad jumper in a way but the lower lip was enough lower that he made it effortlessly. It was a great experience for me to be there and witness that
effort on his part.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 11:01 am



Voted 10/10

that is an amazing picture, I love the blue sky
Posted Sep 21, 2010 12:15 am

PrachiGolegrt click


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jumping over a crevasse is scariest task for me ...hats off to the climber and WOW for your click
Posted Jan 18, 2012 5:13 am

DeanRe: grt click


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Thank you.
Posted Jan 18, 2012 8:01 pm

crock0331Job security for climbing rangers

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I think this falls under the category of unnecessary risk.
Posted Feb 24, 2012 12:10 pm

PanamaRedAwesome shot!


Voted 10/10

I had to jump a few mini crevasses on the way up the DC but nothing like this!
Posted Feb 22, 2014 7:49 pm

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