We climbed a gully full of firm ice and snow - I recall a fantastic cup of hot chocolate about half way to the summit.
But it is this view that really sticks in my mind. When we were close to the top I turned round to see the evening light catch the top of a small peak on one the the ridges that wrap around the tarn. The whole world was turning pink. These days I'd take dozens of pictures. On that day I took two. This is a scan of the best of them.
The originals were taken on 100 ASA film - probably Fujifilm. The scan has been made with a $100 scanner and I have not altered the colours. If you look at the top right hand side of the image you can see where the emulsions have been damaged at some time between 1991 and now! I still have the lens and camera I took this image with - and strangely I still have the climbing log book I used at the time to record this kind of stuff. It really was a different world.
I'm entering this image is a "pre-digital" competition at My Yarta Diary.
|Striding Edge, Cumbria, UK|
You can find more picture from around the world, the vast majority of which will be from this century, at Our World Tuesday.