I can perty much guarantee you the climer was NOT looking at the senery. Too bad, it's a stunning scene and a great photo.
Faith and Determination Can Make Mountains Surrender.
This is a beautiful place. My students from Albany, NY and I were in Yangshuo on June 27 and hiked up the "easy" way, hiking up the steps on June 27. We were followed by two elderly ladies, who were trying to sell water to us for 20 yuan ($3.00) a bottle .
Incredible.....and totally crazy! Beautiful shot, scenery is gorgeous,...... but I'll stay on the ground and just watch.
Why do we sometimes choose to do "things" the hard way? "Why not?" is one obvious answer. There is something in this which tells me a few truths about myself.
I have not been to this area, but seems amazing. She may be on a route called "Moon Walker." She discusses climbing at Moon Hill on her website blog. And, yes, she is in a harness and rope, it just not visible due to the distance of the shot.
I have been there and the view is not that spectacular from the footpath. Carsten must have climbed the other "leg" to get such an amazing photograph.
It took me a little while to find the climber but that only added to the drama. What a wonder capture - the light, shadow and overall composition are so neat. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the award. Love this.
A small spot of humanity hanging on to a huge rock face,in an amazing shot. Leaving me wondering,why take the way least climbed? Still, human endeavor counts for pushing onward and outward in risky ways, that for some are impossible to even think of. A great shot. j.e.s.........
I do hope she is tied to something! It makes me gasp to see a person with such nerve. It is a beautiful landscape and her red shirt makes her highly visible.
@병정 이 Agree!!
@Bill HOWARD She's on the extension of "Red Dragon" in this photo :)
@Bev Hennager She is a free climber.
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