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    No lift here, you skin up the hill one step at a time. Folks there tell me that this mountain Breithorn is the "easiest" 4,000m slope to get to. For a sea level guy like me, this looks close to suicide. BTW, post processed this into black and white with a high contrast red filter, which turned the deep blue sky in upper right corner into solid black. It made the snow dome the skiers are trekking on look like the edge of the moon.
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    We really need to see a sense of scale in these EPIC winter landscapes and you have brought that to your audience perfectly well. It's such a minimal photograph in contrast, composition and detail with a very short narrative. However, it screams EPIC! Well done.

    Robbie Shone
    National Geographic photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Mar 26, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2016
    Location: Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
    Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
    Focal Length: 400 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec
    Aperture: f/10
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © B. Yen
    Categories: Landscapes, Nature, Travel
    Assignments: Epic, Your Outdoor Adventure
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year