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BEN TIBBETTS Adventure Photographer and Mountain Guide (IFMGA). https://www.bentibbetts.com/
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Valentine and mathéo creeping along the delicate east ridge of the dent d'hérens (4174m) at sunrise! .
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italy to the right, switzerland to the left... best stay on the crest though! we thought the route was going to be simple so we only had a short and skinny rope 'just in case'... oops, error...!

comment 26 star 3,705 2 days ago

Liv sansoz on the beautiful se ridge of the monch (4107m)... that morning we had already tried to get up the jungfrau, but turned around due to the suspect snow conditions... .
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"remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime"
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(i'll be running a kickstarter campaign for the '4000m' book this summer - to get updates subscribe to my mailing list at www.bentibbetts.com ! thanks)

comment 52 star 6,348 4 days ago

Fiescherhorn (4049m) at sunset from the schreckhorn, bernese alps, switzerland

the summits of the fiescherhorn and their awesome north face are seen straight from grindelwald. the north face is a threatened by massive seracs and rarely climbed these days, but the summit ridges provide an lovely traverse that often seems to be overlooked... great warm up route before trying the jungfrau or grunhorn!
rarely climbed, as it is under 4000m, is the summit on the left, the kleines fiescherhorn. it has a lovely exposed ridge, and it was from there that i got a recent shots of the schreckhorn at sunset... (8 photos previously!)

comment 27 star 3,537 6 days ago

Valentine on summit ridge of the lauteraarhorn (4042m), deep in the bernese alps last week.
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fun scrambling on great rock, but you have to be so attentive when moving fast on terrain like this... 7am and we’ve already been on the go for nearly five hours...

comment 38 star 5,217 2 weeks ago

Valentine on "cresta signal" at dawn, monte rosa, italy. .
excellent conditions on some mixed ridges and faces right now... lots of snow finally starting to stick to the black ice that has persisted all winter!!
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comment 72 star 6,683 2 weeks ago

Finsteraarhorn (4274m) at sunrise from the lauteraarhorn on tuesday! excellent conditions for steep skiing and mountaineering in the bernese alps at the moment! .
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the right hand ridge from the high snowy shoulder is the normal route on the finsteraarhorn... great tour up on skis from the far side of the mountain (finsteraarhorn hut)... so much busier there though than in the lauteraarhorn basin. if you want a bit of peace then head for this side!!
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comment 28 star 4,043 2 weeks ago

Valentine on the summit ridge of the lauteraarhorn (4042m) this morning, bernese alps, switzerland. .
this is one of the remotest 4000m peaks in the alps.. 50km and 4000m ascent to get in there, get up the mountain, ski back down the 900m 45º south face and then ski all the way back out... great big mission with stuart and lara adding to the fun... time for some rest!!
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yet another shot for 'the book'!! . 44/50 routes now complete...! (i'll be running a kickstarter campaign for the '4000m' book this summer - to get updates subscribe to my mailing list at www.bentibbetts.com ! thanks)
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#teamscarpa @scarpafrance @petzl_official @julboeyewear @lowe.alpine #wearerab @rab.equipment @skitrab_france @plum_officiel @fatmapski @skitrab_srl @peakdesign .
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#mountains #climbing #light #landscape_captures  #discoverglobe#ourplanetdaily #passionpassport#welivetoexplore #earthpix #earthpics #artofvisuals #liveoutdoors#peoplescreatives #agameoftones#lifeofadventure #wildernessculture#exploretocreate #awesome_earthpix #beautifuldestinations #mountainstones @beautifuldestinations #feelthealps #mountainstones #visualsoflife #way2ill #wildernessculture #thegreatoutdoors

comment 62 star 5,772 2 weeks ago

Aiguille verte (4122m) at sunrise - becomes a drawing... this pencil drawing is about 6x6 cm and will illustrate the classic route up the aiguille verte - the 'y-couloir' in 'the book'...! only 20 hours of drawing for each of these wee guys!

comment 18 star 2,673 3 weeks ago

Valentine at dawn on the cresta signal of monte rosa, italy, last wednesday - after 8 days rest i'm only just starting to feel normal again after traversing mont blanc and monte rosa back to back!! careful exposure, focus and steady hands needed for shots like this - 1/30th second exposure and iso 2000!
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yet another shot for 'the book'!! (i'll be running a kickstarter campaign for the '4000m' book this summer - to get updates subscribe to my mailing list at www.bentibbetts.com ! thanks)
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#teamscarpa @scarpafrance @petzl_official @julboeyewear @lowe.alpine #wearerab @rab.equipment @skitrab_france @plum_officiel @fatmapski @skitrab_srl @peakdesign .
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#mountains #climbing #light #landscape_captures  #discoverglobe#ourplanetdaily #passionpassport#welivetoexplore #earthpix #earthpics #artofvisuals #liveoutdoors#peoplescreatives #agameoftones#lifeofadventure #wildernessculture#exploretocreate #awesome_earthpix #beautifuldestinations #mountainstones @beautifuldestinations #feelthealps #mountainstones #visualsoflife #way2ill #wildernessculture #thegreatoutdoors

comment 107 star 8,200 3 weeks ago

Jungfrau (4158m) - i shot this 5 weeks ago from a freezing bivouac high above grindelwald... this and the north face of the monch + eiger were a couple of images i didn't yet have for 'the book'... that night though the monch stayed enveloped in clouds most of the sunset... quite frustrating!!
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comment 50 star 4,952 3 weeks ago

Valentine on the exquisite "cresta signal" at sunrise this wednesday.... another route done for 'the book'! this long route starts in the wild italian valley of sesia/alagna and finishes on signalkuppe / punta gnifetti at 4554m. great conditions this week! (i'll be running a kickstarter campaign for the '4000m' book this summer - to get updates subscribe to my mailing list at www.bentibbetts.com ! thanks)

comment 74 star 7,623 4 weeks ago

Schreckhorn (4078m) from the fiescherhorn, at sunset earlier this month - the south ridge of this great tooth of gneiss is one of the few remaining routes left to complete for my book... .
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(i'll be running a kickstarter campaign for the '4000m' book this summer - to get updates subscribe to my mailing list at www.bentibbetts.com! thanks)
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@livsansoz, valentine, tom lafaille and i were turned round by icy conditions last year...! hoping for good conditions this summer!!
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#teamscarpa @scarpafrance @petzl_official @julboeyewear @lowe.alpine #wearerab @rab.equipment @skitrab_france @plum_officiel @fatmapski @skitrab_srl @peakdesign .
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#mountains #climbing #light #landscape_captures  #discoverglobe#ourplanetdaily #passionpassport#welivetoexplore #earthpix #earthpics #artofvisuals #liveoutdoors#peoplescreatives #agameoftones#lifeofadventure #wildernessculture#exploretocreate #awesome_earthpix #beautifuldestinations #mountainstones @beautifuldestinations #feelthealps #mountainstones #visualsoflife #way2ill #wildernessculture #thegreatoutdoors

comment 46 star 5,183 4 weeks ago