Monday, February 18, 2013

Ansel Adams, Cedrick Wright, Virginia Best and others climb Diving Board in Yosemite.

Pretty interesting piece of film.  The Diving Board is right next to the face of Half Dome.  Seldom visited.  They went up the Grizzly Peak gully to start and then to the left along the skyline.  April.  Pretty wild scrambling in the snow.

  I've seen a longer version of this once at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite.  Chris Johnson and I have been there twice and tried to get up their route.  All three times were overnighters and once we didn't make it, nearly freezing to death without overnight plans or a match to make a fire.  Water is a problem that high, if you don't know where to look for it.  Ansel was only there twice, this trip and once before.  It's a spectacular spot.

Just before dawn.

Sunset with the shadow of North Dome.

Polaroid negative of Ansel Adams in Yosemite, 1974.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Whew, LOTS of chances taken in that little video!