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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darklyght - Nov 5, 2004 9:28 am - Voted 10/10


wow..great shot, dont repeat this lot of times.


goaflow - Apr 24, 2006 4:07 am - Hasn't voted




SassyApes - Sep 21, 2006 10:12 pm - Voted 10/10

OH my gosh!

Lou may very well lead an adventurous but short life. Yikes!

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Oct 1, 2006 5:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: OH my gosh!

I met Lou and his twin last August- you will be happy to know they are just fine and in their 70's.


Dean - Oct 1, 2006 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: OH my gosh!

I took this pic of Lou in 1969. Let's see,
2006 minus 1969 makes 37 years so far since this shot. April, I do think he no longer is jumping crevasses in this manner.


Andinistaloco - Oct 2, 2006 10:47 pm - Voted 10/10


the hell did I miss this shot? Great stuff. And for '69 or so that's a pretty good picture!


nasak - Oct 6, 2006 7:04 am - Hasn't voted

Alpine Acrobatics

Great photo! This seems like a good candidate for the Alpine Acrobatics album! :)


Bart - Nov 10, 2006 9:17 am - Voted 10/10


Reminds me of this film where someone jumps across a ravine with 2 iceaxes and crampons on. :-)


Dean - Nov 10, 2006 1:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

I remember that movie, pure "Hollywood" stuff.
Thank you for your vote.


pcirani@tiscali.it - Mar 21, 2007 8:24 pm - Voted 10/10


It was just for the picture??


Dean - Mar 21, 2007 9:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Brrrr...

Yes, this was for the picture. I have several more of him jumping the crevasse that can be seen on this album Thank you for the vote.


pcirani@tiscali.it - Mar 21, 2007 11:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Brrrr...

are you a stuntman...? ;-)

skunk ape

skunk ape - Mar 26, 2007 10:28 pm - Voted 10/10

New Knees

You know Lou has new knees, He's probably out jumping again.


Dean - Mar 26, 2007 10:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: New Knees

Wouldn't that be something? Of course, he probably he'd have to find narrower crevasses to jump. LOL.


Bowmanator550 - May 12, 2007 7:23 pm - Hasn't voted


i am very farmiliar with lou. we summited nanga parbat in 78'

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jun 7, 2007 11:00 pm - Voted 10/10

fun shot....

I have met Lou, great guy. Cool you took a pic of him way back Dean. Cheers.


Dean - Jun 8, 2007 12:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: fun shot....

It was neat to spend most of a week with the guy. I learned a lot. Jim came up to Muir and entertained our group with the story of the 63 Everest climb. Of course, this was in 1969 so it was still pretty fresh and awe inspiring.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jun 8, 2007 9:18 am - Voted 10/10

Re: fun shot....

very cool..read Jim's book, he signed it for me at a Banff event as I recall...I remember liking it a lot, but read it quite a while back...so many folks would not realize that Jim was part of the orgin of REI....cheers


mbgriffi - Jul 9, 2007 10:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: fun shot....

Wow great shot indeed!


bongsunkee - Sep 14, 2007 7:30 am - Voted 10/10

lookin fantastic!

very nice shot, dean.....
best regards

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