This was taken during my 'Instanto Outdoors' project funded by Arts Council England - where I am shooting contemporary rock climbing with a camera owned and used by George and Ashley Abraham, the pioneers of rock climbing photography over 100 years ago.
This particular image is of climber Chris Fisher on an extremely hard route graded E8 6c ( 5.12c) high above Wasdale and Wastwater, England's deepest lake. It involved myself and my assistant doing a 1 hour hike along the lakeshore then 2 hours tough scramble up 45 degree loose rock and scree carrying 45lb and 25lb packs plus a 12lb tripod. We only had 3 sheets of film to shoot in the 100 year old darkslides, while poised on a precarious promontory. The hike down was equally as arduous.
The negs were hand processed by Pete Guest at Image Darkroom in Central London, and printed on Ilford Warmtone FB paper before being scanned at Genesis. The final exhibition at Keswick Museum and Arts Gallery includes 27 images.