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bentibbettsphotography

BEN TIBBETTS Adventure Photographer and Mountain Guide (IFMGA). https://www.bentibbetts.com/
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@lukastrazar and @colinhaley1 yesterday morning before sunrise on the wild bec de montandayné (3838m) on the north ridge of gran paradiso.
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a storm on wednesday dumped over 50cm fresh snow up there which made for pretty tough going, but at least it made for more interesting images than the dusty dry glaciers across the rest of the alps...!

comment 43 star 5,371 2 days ago

Behind the scenes on a photoshoot last weekend... tom coney having his dinner camped out at 4000m on the plateau behind the aiguille de rochefort, italy/france.
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after a long afternoon of shooting we camped high to make get quickly into position to shoot at sunrise... well as quickly as you can move 5 folks and a persistent photographer anyway!
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the shot is a 15 sec exposure ... and yes i asked @tomconey to hold still for 15 seconds!! haha... #foodgoingcold !!
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comment 65 star 5,428 5 days ago

Mont blanc at sunrise from the dôme de rochefort on friday. (by the way does anyone know why such a spikey peak is called the dôme...?)
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autumn in the alps but not much mixed climbing this year i fear... when the snow falls now it will probably be cold and fluffy, rather than wet and sticky!! nice warm weather for rock climbing though!!

comment 21 star 2,597 1 weeks ago

Tom coney and alastair mcdowell at sunset on the arêtes de rochefort on thursday evening, mont blanc massif.
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thankfully there was a bit of fresh snow last week to hide all the black ice... though it's still quite delicate at the moment as it's not hiding far under the surface!
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oh yeah... and where did the massive serac hanging over the north face near the dent du geant go? an iconic piece of the landscape seemed to be missing...

comment 39 star 4,662 2 weeks ago

Gran paradiso at sunset last night... shot from 45km away on the aiguille de rochefort (massif du mont blanc) just before we put up a couple of tents for a beautiful bivouac out in the mountains.
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it is quite astounding how dry the mountains are at this point in the autumn. the nw face of the paradiso doesn't look too inviting to climb right now!!
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comment 49 star 4,037 2 weeks ago

Autumnal bivouac a few days ago above chamonix, aiguille verte in the background.
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ok, i'll admit it might be a bit posed... but i was on my own with the camera on a tripod... what else is one supposed to do (except just enjoy the moment and admire the crazy view of course)?!!
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comment 19 star 2,847 2 weeks ago

Aiguille verte (4122m) and drus at sunset last night from a nice bivi spot up at 2650m in the aiguille rouges.
having been at sea level for a couple of weeks i thought i better get some thin air before a photoshoot up at altitude! looks like exceptionally dry conditions in the mountains now.. lets hope we get some precipitation soon?!

comment 25 star 3,151 3 weeks ago

Having bivouaced on whymper summit of the grandes jorasses tom, valentine and i scuttled across to the walker summit just after sunrise before climbing slowly and carefully back down to the valley. bivouacs are life enhancing... even if they are a bit chilly!!
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comment 71 star 7,615 4 weeks ago

Phil ashby and patrick gabarrou making the first quiet steps of the day after a chilly bivouac high on the brouillard ridge... still 800m climbing to the summit of mont blanc from here though... and a long descent!
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comment 47 star 5,095 4 weeks ago

‪windy day balancing along an impeccable ridge on the zinalrothhorn with mega girl team @livsansoz, @marion.poitevin and @tintin_des_bossons
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... the wind was full of supercooled moisture that froze to anything and was quickly building up time ice... including on my lens... i had to clean my glass for each shot!!!‬
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comment 22 star 3,801 4 weeks ago

Just back down from cycling the tour des combins.. an incredible high alpine mountain bike journey over three big cols between italy and switzerland... 4100m and 115km over two days with my ol' buddy ben bardsley. gorgeous night under the stars below col durand!

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comment 41 star 3,511 last month

Julien irilli racing under the north face towards the the zmutt ridge of the matterhorn... rather later start than we had planned as it was blowing a gale when we woke up to leave at 2am so we went to bed and got up later when the wind calmed a bit!

comment 43 star 5,674 last month