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Photograph by Steve Casimiro   Compiled by Rachel Scheer
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"Ice always reminds you to be careful. Even walking in crampons can be tricky—step on a rope and the metal teeth could cut clean through it. I climbed, rope-less, into an ice cave to get this shot of Jared scrambling across cauliflower-shaped formations. One wrong move and I could have slipped twenty feet to the creek below. Yet what I was doing was nothing compared to Jared, who was free-climbing some 40 feet [12 meters] above the bottom of the gorge, on a pillar held to the rock by nothing more than gleaming frozen water."
West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro
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Camera: Mamiya 645AFD
Film: Kodak E200
Lens: 45 mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/2.8

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