Getting near the top

Getting near the top

Cyrille approaches the top of the wall. April, 2007.
on Apr 1, 2007 7:27 pm
Image ID: 282075


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lizrdboy - Apr 7, 2007 1:37 pm - Voted 10/10


I hope your edges were sharp enough for the descent! Great shot.


mvs - Apr 10, 2007 3:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Woah!

Thanks! Actually the descent was a lot easier on the back side, something I, sadly, required.

Bridgeski Bum

Bridgeski Bum - Apr 7, 2007 3:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Call me for your next one

Great shot! We skiers live better than the average Joe.


mvs - Apr 10, 2007 3:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Call me for your next one

Definitely true in Austria, that is for sure!


VladimirKopylov - Apr 7, 2007 3:38 pm - Hasn't voted


Nice feeling of action!


mvs - Apr 7, 2007 4:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bravo!!!

Thank you. I love your ice climbing pictures! And the Caucuses look like an amazing place, I want to go one day.


Garfimi - Apr 7, 2007 5:51 pm - Voted 10/10


When I see pictures like yours it makes me realize how much more experience I need in order to have pictures of my own like yours. Great inspiration.


mvs - Apr 9, 2007 2:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Crazy.

Thank you, it's a feeling I recognize well. Enjoy the journey!


fredachi - Apr 7, 2007 7:55 pm - Hasn't voted


That's gnarly man! Looks like it was a sick trip, just the kind I'm lookin for haha!

Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall - Apr 7, 2007 9:22 pm - Hasn't voted


Great shot. Looks like nice exposure.


mvs - Apr 16, 2007 5:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thank'ee Brad. Yep, we felt it. Fortunately (or unfortunately) some clouds came in and allowed us to feel cozied and safe for a while :-D.


rpc - Apr 9, 2007 1:12 am - Voted 10/10


great shot Michael!


mvs - Apr 10, 2007 3:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awsome!

Thanks Radek, it was a fun climb :D.


Klenke - Apr 10, 2007 12:24 pm - Voted 10/10


I have a sneaky suspicion the photo isn't level and makes the ice look steeper than it is (the background rock outcrop doesn't look right, for instance).
Must resist temptation to vote 9 instead of 10. :-)

Ski Mountaineer

Ski Mountaineer - Apr 10, 2007 12:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Level?

The wall is 50° and 250m high and one of the more popular beginner ice/neve routes, but when it is ice (like here) 50° can feel dicey. Looks OKish to me.


rhyang - Apr 10, 2007 1:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Level?

Looking at the way stuff is hanging off his harness, the pic looks reasonably level to me...


mvs - Apr 10, 2007 1:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Level?

Huh, well I never! I used two hands and was leaning back comfortably on my belay, so for what it's worth, it's at least as level as any other picture I'd take from a comfortable position. I measured the angle as well by making a triangle, and it came up as 51.2 degrees. So judging by the advertised angle of the climb, I decree a margin of error of 1.2 degrees :-).


Klenke - Apr 10, 2007 1:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Level?

You've been trolled. Ha ha ha!

The only other proof shot I could find was this one

The rock outrcop at bottom right is the same one as in your photo and the snow hump on the mountain fall line directly behind it is also the same (this snow hump has a little thumb of rock to its left in your photo). I note that the image sourced above is level for sure.
This photo also shows the hump I'm talking about at dead center.


mvs - Apr 10, 2007 2:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Level?

Well, thank goodness you can't see the true horizont. Too many clouds, you know. ;-))


mvs - Apr 16, 2007 2:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Level?

Are you kidding? No, nobody skied it. I'd be really surprised if anybody could because it was 250 meters of bare ice. Wow...what would that look like? :-D You are right, that would be a better picture!

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