Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cliffhangers

I thought that we should put up this blog for our blogging friend "Spiderama". We were looking up on the giant boulder on the side of El Capitan in the late afternoon when Ken Rockwell showed us on his Leica M9 two cliffhangers on the surface of the boulder. It had been a day of vary variable weather in Yosemite, started by some misty morning sunshine then followed by an early afternoon downpour. I took the pictures with my D700 and 70-300 VR lens. If you click on the photo to enlarge it and know where to look, you can find the two of them.

If you enlarge this photo, you can see the fissure that they attached themselves and their equipments. Apparently, after a hard day work, they already tugged themselves in for the night. I wonder did they have portable TV up there.

The next day, we saw the helicopter came by, we assumed that they have reached the top and were picked up by the chopper.

5 comments:

Irene said...

Oh wow, scaling that cliff. Amazing.

Quilt Works said...

Wow amazing photos!
Fantastic job!

Paula Scott said...

Holy Cows! I know people do that, but I cannot imagine trying to sleep on a small area like that hanging up so high. I always wonder what do they do when nature calls...
Great shots! And you just casually ran into Ken Rockwell?? How awesome is that?

Spiderdama said...

Oh YES, quite wonderful! Here I will go and try the mountains! But first we travel to Israel for 2 weeks to climb there;-)
Thanks a lot for cool photos:-)

Reader Wil said...

How scary!! I have a fear of heights so only the sight of climbing people makes me dizzy.
The photos are very good! As are all your photos!
Thanks for dropping by!

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