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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tanya - Nov 25, 2007 6:19 pm - Voted 10/10


Great image!


Dean - Nov 29, 2007 10:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Whoa!

Thanks Tanya, it was special being there, some unforgettable memories.


SOCALHUSKER - Feb 19, 2009 6:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Just plain...



Noondueler - Apr 14, 2009 8:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Read Lou's book

some years back. "Memoirs of a mountain guide". One of the great american mountaineers.


Dean - Apr 14, 2009 11:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Read Lou's book

Indeed, that is a good book. He and his brother Jim are twin and hard to tell apart.
Jim came up to camp muir while our group was there and talked about his Everest climb, a great evening.

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Liba Kopeckova - Jun 28, 2009 7:49 am - Voted 10/10


I can't believe that he wanted to repeat it just for a photo... It looks like a pretty big jump.


Dean - Jun 28, 2009 11:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: 5x?

Hi, thanks for the comment and yes, he really did that jump 5 times. Like a broad jumper in a way but the lower lip was enough lower that he made it effortlessly. It was a great experience for me to be there and witness that
effort on his part.


attimount - Sep 21, 2010 12:15 am - Voted 10/10


that is an amazing picture, I love the blue sky


PrachiGole - Jan 18, 2012 5:13 am - Hasn't voted

grt click

jumping over a crevasse is scariest task for me ...hats off to the climber and WOW for your click


Dean - Jan 18, 2012 8:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: grt click

Thank you.

crock0331 - Feb 24, 2012 12:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Job security for climbing rangers

I think this falls under the category of unnecessary risk.


PanamaRed - Feb 22, 2014 7:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome shot!

I had to jump a few mini crevasses on the way up the DC but nothing like this!

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