Photographing Mountain Climbers Takes Balls -- And Ladders -- Of Steel

If you're a photographer who covers extreme athletes like mountain climbers and wants to capture a moment from a unique angle, you're probably willing to take some risks yourself. Like Corey Rich's use of an incredibly precarious folding ladder tethered to the near vertical side of a mountain. Here's to hoping he wasn't working for free for the experience.

This particular behind-the-scenes moment occurred during a promotional shoot for the Nikon D4 where Corey apparently tried to match the extreme athletes stunt-for-stunt. The rig certainly led to a unique shot that you couldn't get from a helicopter, but isn't this what greenscreens were invented for? I won't tell if you won't. [Corey Rich Productions via PetaPixel via Fstoppers]


    Nice rig, looks like a fairly standard ladder. Some guys have got completely custom built rigs, might be a good follow up.
    BTW, "Mountain climbers" is not really a term that the community uses. What you do hear of are Rock climbers (or just 'climbers'), alpinists, and mountaineers, and within that broad classification there are many sub-cultures again.

    The photo of the photographer is probably cooler then the photo of the climber lol

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