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Mountaineering with my GR II
Camera: Ricoh GR II Photo Location: Ecrins, French Alps 
Posted By: Dan Paris, 07-25-2020, 08:05 AM

a couple a weeks ago I took my GR II for a mountaineering trip in the Southern Alps.

Large crevasse on Glacier Blanc at dawn:

Our main objective, Barre des Écrins (4,101m) as seen from Pic de Neige Cordier (3,614m), with the wide angle conversion lens:

This is the highest peak of the massif, with a beautiful snowy north face.

After the first part of the climb (Barre Noir couloir) we have reached Brèche des Écrins just after sunrise

From there one can see clearly the rest of the itinerary. First there was a traverse on the glacier till we were just under the summit high face

followed by another couloir straight to the summit.

View of the lower (and easier) Dôme de Neige during the final ascent

Here is another team on the summit ridge

View from the summit

During the descent

After the descent here's an overall view on the north face. The Barre Noir couloir that we climbed before dawn is on the far-left. One can see also the huge overhanging seracs

And finally the glacier tongue before coming back to the car

thanks for looking,

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07-25-2020, 09:05 AM   #2
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Awesome shots!

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Thanks for sharing your photos . I haven't seen many GRII photos but it certainly works very well .
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These are awesome, the GR cameras are so capable

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Absolutely great - thanks for sharing!
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Fabulous shots of some awesome mountain terrain! The camera (and photographer) produces very high quality images.
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Thanks everyone for your kind comments, much appreciated !

The GR II is indeed a great camera, I wish it were more rugged but as it is very small it is easy to protect it under the mountain jacket or in a pocket.


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