ON THE EDGE OF THE HIGHEST HEIGHTS: Extreme sports are not something that I would ever really consider taking part in, unless really coaxed into it. That’s why I sit here every so often writing a blog! The allure and excitement that depictions of certain dangerous sports have can not be denied at any rate.
This image of apparantly legendary American climber Chris Sharma is really impressive. I love the perspective of the photograph, as you can see not only just how dangerous this type of climbing can be, but you see the level of strength and skill it requires. Sharma resembles a spider slowly making its way up a (far smaller) rock here, with one foot swung off of the mountain surface that he is climbing.
As your eyes travel further down the edge of the mountain to the flat grass surface you see someone assisting Sharma with ropes and such. It gives you an actual idea of how high up he really is.
An enthralling image no doubt, taken from Sharma’s ‘New Dimension’ exhibition starring multimedia highlights from his travels and climbs over the years. This image was sourced from Climax-Magazine.com.