Photography

A sample of some of my favourite photos. They aren’t necessarily what I consider the best photos I’ve taken. However, they capture a moment or time in a way that’s meaningful to me.

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Juho high up on the Walker Spur on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. Perhaps the famous ‘hard’ route of the Alps on an iconic face. Sometimes famous classics don’t live up to their reputations, but this one definitely did.

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Juho on the famous Black Slabs on the Walker Spur. Bold and just a bit exposed.

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Juho on the famous Mirror Slab on the Walker Spur. This blank slab was a serious test of my free climbing ethic. Due to conditions, we climbed it in crampons. As the name would suggest, this was not easy!

 

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Wild climbing on Mont Blanc du Tacul. Bomber gear on solid rock. Chamonix mixed at its best.

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Juho on the Rochefort Arête.

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Somewhere on the awesome Rochefort-Jorasses traverse.

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Juho on one of the Jorasses’ summits. I forget which one.
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Walking into the stunning south face of Mont Blanc.Photography (Climbing) (22 of 34)

High up on the Red Pillar of the Brouillard on the south face of Mont Blanc.Photography (Climbing) (23 of 34)

Working our way up to the summit of Mont Blanc after climbing the Red Pillar of the Brouillard.Photography (Climbing) (29 of 34)

Trying to find a way through the extremely crevassed Freney glacier. With only one tool each, this was a particularly memorable bit of glacier navigation.
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High up on the west face of the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey, an awesome but remote and rarely visited face.Photography (Climbing) (16 of 34)

Alex and I bailing off the Supercouloir on Mont Blanc du Tacul. Not every route is a success.Photography (Climbing) (17 of 34)

Trying to free stuck ropes after bailing. Fun times.Photography (Climbing) (13 of 34)

Alex and I encountering more success on the awesome Rebuffat-Terray on the Aiguille des Pelerins.Photography (Climbing) (14 of 34)

Enjoying some cragging-style alpinism on Pointes Lachenal.Photography (Climbing) (15 of 34)

Steep, exposed mixed on Mont Blanc du Tacul. So much fun.

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Dan getting stuck into some ice on a fun Ecrins ice trip.

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Pat enjoying the ice at Rive Droite in Chamonix. This crag often only gets properly fat and in condition for a week or two each year, but when it does it’s awesome.

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Juho at the end of day 1 on a two day winter-style ascent of the Brown-Patey on the Sans Nom face of the Aiguille Verte.

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We encountered full-on conditions for the two days we climbed. It felt pretty reward to top out on the summit after 1400m climbing, knowing we’d had as full value an experience as you’re ever likely to encounter on this route.

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Juho relieved to be on the summit.Photography (Climbing) (11 of 34)

Graham coiling the ropes after topping out on the Aiguille du Midi’s north-west face.
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Rapping off the Midi bridge into some fun mixed lines.Photography (Climbing) (7 of 34)

The Aiguille du Midi in all her glory. Taken from the top of the Gervasutti Pillar, I think.Photography (Climbing) (6 of 34)

Alex on the classic traverse of the Aiguilles du Diable.

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Alex at the start of the traverse.Photography (Climbing) (24 of 34)

Sam and I psyched after topping out on the mighty 1300m South Pillar of the Barre des Ecrins.Photography (Climbing) (34 of 34)

Dan getting stuck into some fun mixed during a winter ascent of the Frendo Spur on the north face of the Aiguille du Midi.Photography (Climbing) (2 of 34)

Running into some alpinists descending from Mont Blanc as I go the other way.Photography (Climbing) (3 of 34)

Pat getting a warm fire going after we got caught in a storm whilst out climbing and soaked to the bone.Photography (Climbing) (4 of 34)

Damn we were happy to get that fire going!

Photography (Climbing) (8 of 34)Joel on the Dent du Géant.

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Joel and Ali about to top out on the Dent du Géant. This was an awesome day, climbing a turbo classic route to a stunning peak with great company and not another soul about. For me, alpinsim doesn’t get any better than this.

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It’s not all about the climbing. Joel getting ready to put in his first turn high up on the east face of Mont Blanc du Tacul.

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Joel on some steep and exposed terrain.Ski Photography (7 of 13)

Joel on the Mont Blanc’s Brenva Spur. On the way up before we skied down. That was an awesome day.

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