This picture is rad because it kind of looks like a still from a 1920s film set. Maybe partly because its black and white and the separation between the foreground and horizon kind of make the sky look like a back drop. The jagged outline of the ridge and the single climber look very dramatic. Great image.
I think my REI Visa card stole your picture. It's pretty close... Great shot!
:) well... never seen such card... now I can imagine ;)