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The Wright Brothers have got nothing on our Franco.
© Russell Lovett, Mar 2019
Route: The Young (f7C+)
Climbers: Franco Cookson and Simon Litchfield
Camera used: Canon 5d
Date taken: 23rd March 2019
VOTING: from 44 votes
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First climbed by Andy Earl in 2000, Franco later that day made what is probable only the third ascent of this route and the first one ground up.
Russell Lovett - 25/Mar/19Report
Great photo. The colours and textures of the rock show up really well and the vibrant green leaves of spring growth add a nice contrast. Shame it was photo-bombed (literally) by some lunatic jumping off the crag.
Joking of course. Amazing effort, well done.
Strontium Dog - 25/Mar/19Report
Great photo but his knees, ankles, back etc., in the years ahead ????!
IceBun - 26/Mar/19Report
Nicely framed action shot!
Al Todd - 26/Mar/19Report
Amazing shot! Would echo comments about being careful with your body. These days, if I landed from even half this height, I'd be in a real mess. Can't argue with his commitment though!
Mick Ward - 26/Mar/19Report
Well captured Russell.
James Rushforth - 27/Mar/19Report
wow what Amazing shot, just love this photo
Jodie elliw Evans - 27/Mar/19Report
Thanks to all for the votes and great comments. Always nice to have the effort i put into my photography appreciated.
Russell Lovett - 27/Mar/19Report
excellent photo
chrismidd - 27/Mar/19Report
Crazy... Super shot.
Myfyr Tomos - 27/Mar/19Report
Base jumping at its best ...
handyhoops - 27/Mar/19Report
Superb photo!
Fraser - 28/Mar/19Report
Cartier-Bresson (sp?) would love this, well done!
Dave Barker - 30/Mar/19Report
That would be the french photographer Henri Cartier Bresson. High praise indeed, thanks.
Russell Lovett - 30/Mar/19Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 31/Mar/19Report
Superb action shot, have a 5
profitofdoom - 31/Mar/19Report
Inspiring effort and photo, but please hark to what others are saying about the height from which you are jumping.
John Stainforth - 31/Mar/19Report
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