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This is my mate Duncan having a bash at climbing a stout ice pillar that formed part of a large icefall in an area we were climbing in near to Meiringen in the Swiss Alps.

This is just down the road from Grindelwald and the infamous Eiger.

This area of the Swiss Alps, near to Interlaken boasts many areas of interest for the budding ice climber, sporting many climbable ice formations, such as this, and many that are unclimbable too!

This picture was taken in very difficult light. The sky was very bright but we were in complete shadow. My flash did not fill anywhere near enough, so I decided not to use it. I was also using the rubbish stock lens. Even in RAW this picture took quite a lot of post processing to make it look even reasonable. Taking pictures in poor light with white/green ice and dark rock is very difficult!

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