Hans shows @mhfuhrer and me his @rollei_analog 35 which was his favorite camera for his alpine adventures. He'd climb long ridge traverses in the Kootenays for days at a time so light was "right" and a sharp lens in a tiny package that wouldn't take up a lot of space and weight was paramount. Today we agonize about low light performance and shallow depth of field but once upon a time the opposite was desirable. Having more of a landscape in focus was more useful than artistic effect. Photography was only the byproduct of the physical effort. Without the successful ability to go somewhere spectacular in the first place, all other bets were off. This purity of purpose is what attracts me to documenting adventure in the outdoors where failure is not interpretive.
There must be lots of undiscovered climbing in this area...the landscape looks amazing ⛰ @cjd_climbing pushing hard to climb the steepness of Leipi Shan near Yangshuo, China. Awesome photo by @garrettlbradley