Is this guy nuts or what? Nice catch Val.
Wow, nothing I would ever do, but I guess those thrill seekers! Great picture, Val!
as long as it was a shorter climb I'd do it...hot chocolate (or other hot bevvie) would really taste great at the top!
Great picture. Lovely wallhanging! I'll never complain about chipping ice off my windshield again.
Great shot, I do think the man also has no sense...
What a photographer, no one could convince ME to pose for that shot. Great One
WOW! That's one scary looking place to be! Great shot though!
Ha! I'm with John, what's a little frost. Great shot and as always a great title Val.
Not only was the shot great, the colors are terrific too. And yes, great take on the theme as well. Although I've had just about all the ice I want to see for the next foreseeable future!
This is definitely not for me!! Great capture and photo.
There's not enough money in the world...! But I love the shot!
Great shot and, I'm guessing, the scariest take on this theme! Question - how'd you take the picture??
Definitely a category winner with this submission for the "Hangs on a Wall" theme! Is that a waterfall?
To answer some questions: yes, this is a waterfall. It was probably 100 (?) feet high (even in Illinois!) I was part of a small group down at the bottom, watching the progress. At this point, he was maybe 1/3 of the way up. I just zoomed way in...cropped further. He was perfectly safe - he was being "belayed" by another person. His parter was on the ground, holding the other end of the rope, through a special harness. If you fall (and he did lose his footing), you are kept aloft by the partner on the ground, whose harness locks down on the rope and prevents you from falling. When he fell, he gently swung to the side, pushed off a nearby wall with his boot, reestablished himself, and kept climbing. He only lost about 3 vertical feet in the fall.People within about 50-75 lbs of each other in weight can safely belay one another.
Nice interpretation of the the theme. Good shot too.
wow what an impressive shot - you wouldn't catch me doing that!! no way!
I had never heard of ice climbing. So cool.
Wow, what picture!! That I would never dare.
I personally question the sanity of anyone with risky behavior...that is my opinion and I'm sticking with it! Good shot though!
What do you think?