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Between pitches

Taking a breather on Cloudy Peak. Photo: Peter Laurenson

Climber James Hobson cruises on a relatively easy section of the south west ridge of Cloudy Peak in Canterbury. I needed a fast shutter speed to compensate for any involuntary shaking following the rigours of our first two near-vertical pitches. While the view up ridge wasn’t soothing my nerves, at least the sheer beauty of the spot was calming.

Camera settings: Nikon P7800, F5.6, 1/320sec, ISO 100