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Eliza performs on Napes Needle.
© Tom McNally, Aug 2019
Route: The Arete (HS 4c)
Camera used: Nikon D610
Date taken: 25th August 2019
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What would Walter Haskett-Smith think? What a great picture!
Lankyman - 18/Nov/19
Stunning. The trailing rope really makes it.
Jus - 18/Nov/19
I don't think it's the trailing rope that makes it for me!
John Stainforth - 19/Nov/19
Wow, great image!
Jamie Hageman - 19/Nov/19
this is beautiful
Jodie Evans - 19/Nov/19
For me, the mist behind the figure really makes this image stand out. 'Strictly' for experts only!
Sean Kelly - 19/Nov/19
Beautiful shot. POTW candidate I'd say.
Myfyr Tomos - 19/Nov/19
Lovely creative shot Tom, love the processing. The white dress really works with the misty background.
James Rushforth - 22/Nov/19
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 24/Nov/19
Never mind the processing, what's the story?
simoninger - 24/Nov/19
Stunning, thanks for sharing this magic!
The Ivanator - 24/Nov/19
Thanks for the kind words folks. The back story to this is that it's inspired by a photograph of the first female ascent (Miss Dorothea Keocher), taken in 1890, A couple of friends and I worked hard to find a new take on this iconic Lake District location. All credit to Eliza, as lots of people know it's a pretty exposed spot! It was taken for a book I'm currently collaborating on with Nadir Khan, Extreme Lake District.
Tom McNally - 25/Nov/19
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 01/Dec/19
A cropped version of this photo appeared on the January edition of Cumbria Life, which showed little more than the top block of the Needle. Losing much of the exposure, in fact when I first saw the photo I couldn't make out where it was at all! She's a brave lass: I was taken up Napes Needle on third day's climbing by the arete route (it was graded V Diff in those days) and I found it a terrifying experience. I lay flat on the summit before being lowered back to the Shoulder.
PeteC - 25/Jan/24
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