Very nice Josh, really a stunning shot. What are you doing though, lighting a victory cigar?
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 ...
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. ;-)
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.
: - ))
Now a pipe up yonder would have made this picture just extra classy indeed! Thanks for the shot, Josh!
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.
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!
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.....
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.
I reckon one that you will always remember. Just a wonderful position on the edge.
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.
Ski - if I get this printed, will you autograph it for me?
You'll have to ask Ski, I'm sure he would autograph it! Glad you liked it.
Really a wonderful moment for this photo! Great!
Indeed, hope to have many more like this.
Just an excellent photo! You captured the moment!
Thanks Bob! On my trips I am always trying to portray the moment in my writings and photos.
Looks pretty airy - but fantastic shot, Josh!
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.
what a memorable scene!