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    This photo was taken above Lake Garda on the Via dell’Amicizia (Friendship Route), an excellent via ferrata. The route is sometimes also called the 'Via del Centenario Sat’. The ladders climb an 850m high wall that is very steep, several of the ladders are just over 70m high and have over 100 rungs. Climber: Lynne Hempton
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    The climber, Lynne Hempton, looks so calm — I feel the exact opposite. I agree with Your Shot photographer Barbara Palmieri who commented, "I REALLY envy anyone who can do this. So very very high! The view is amazing, the photo beautiful, but even as I look at the photo my heart rate increases dramatically." What an epic climb. Well done James.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Sep 21, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2015
    Focal Length: 14 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © James Rushforth
    Categories: People, Portraits
    Assignments: While on a Walk..., Caption This, Quest for Happiness, Because of Her, From Above
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year