I’m a sucker for great climbing photos. My best mental imprints are, in fact, other people’s photos. Of Dave Diegleman making the clip on Separate Reality,
and Warren Harding and his devil stare on the Northwest Face of Half Dome. John Yablonski coming to grips with Wheat Thin. Of Kor, of
course, pulling over the top of the Salathe Wall.
SHORTCUT STRAIGHT TO PHOTO GALLERY
Happily, climbing happens in the world’s most breathtaking reaches far and near. A good climbing photo isn’t just entertainment, it jolts the senses as
effectively as a cup of black coffee and is a pep talk of motivation. At Rock and Ice, we appreciate the visual record of adventure and achievement,
and fun. For seven years running, we have partnered with Mammut to acknowledge reader-submitted photos with the annual Everyman’s Exposed photo contest,
a staple in each issue. Not only is this section the magazine’s most popular, but it proves that the climbing population has more than a few shutterbugs.
Everyday our email inbox is stuffed with submissions.
Today, being October 15, is the official closing of the 2014 Everyman’s Exposed contest, and it is a pleasure to announce the winners. To view the winning
images and the great runner’s up, please go to the gallery here.
Of note, I’d like to call out first-place photographer Marc Blocker. This 18 years old didn’t have the money for a fancy flash to light up his nighttime
photo, so he dirt-bagged it, taking the long exposure of his brother by improvising with headlamps, flashlights and the flash off a second camera to
balance with the natural light of the moon. His hard and creative efforts produced the winning photo, as judged by readers such as you.
Now, with 2014 out of the way we can move on to a new year and a new contest. To submit your photos, email low resolution jpegs to: firstname.lastname@example.org.