Ice climbing in Elbrus region, near to Tyrnyauz city.

Ice climbing in Elbrus region, near to Tyrnyauz city.

on Dec 28, 2006 9:03 pm
Image Type(s): Ice Climbing
Image ID: 255081


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tonyscotland - Dec 28, 2006 10:06 pm - Voted 6/10


hope you didnt run out of ice screws, looking cool

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Dec 29, 2006 12:34 am - Voted 10/10

That looks like...

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


Erik Beeler

Erik Beeler - Dec 29, 2006 1:47 am - Voted 10/10


What grade does the route go at? WI4? WI4+/5?


pvalchev - Dec 29, 2006 5:24 am - Voted 10/10

great shot

Really captures the feeling of being there.. congrats on an awesome shot!


Smith93 - Dec 29, 2006 6:32 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.

Dan the Jones

Dan the Jones - Dec 29, 2006 6:56 am - Voted 10/10


You got to be at least 50 feet up already. Where was the camera man?

Andrej Mašera

Andrej Mašera - Dec 29, 2006 7:10 am - Voted 10/10

Spasiba Vladimir,

Your brillant shot is a breathtaking experience for us ordinary alpinists.
Zdravstvuj, Andrej


nurettin - Dec 29, 2006 7:19 am - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

Altough it seems like a slightly rotated photo I liked it so much. Thanks for posting.


VladimirKopylov - Dec 29, 2006 8:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot

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...


nurettin - Dec 29, 2006 8:42 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot

Yes, you are right. I understand better what do you mean after seeing other images of the same icefall.


eliassegovia - Dec 29, 2006 5:34 pm - Voted 10/10


I love it! Very nice.

carolyn - Dec 29, 2006 6:03 pm - Voted 10/10

My arms hurt...

...just looking at your photo! Beautiful. This is what it's all about.

GDeu - Dec 30, 2006 1:30 am - 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.


VladimirKopylov - Dec 30, 2006 8:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

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!!!


bbirtle - Dec 30, 2006 3:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful

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!

jhp1004 - Jan 1, 2007 3:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful

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.


BCL - Dec 30, 2006 7:16 am - Voted 10/10


that is cool.


nimbis - Dec 31, 2006 1:27 am - Hasn't voted


That's a awesome picture!! Looks like a good climb;)

Ed F

Ed F - Dec 31, 2006 2:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Shot

See: Ice Forum
I made it the new signature photo.


mjrangel - Jan 1, 2007 7:09 am - Hasn't voted


I am speechless....

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