21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Ned on Lewis ridge

This photo shows a climber laying down after a meltdown. We're climbing the knife edge of Lewis peak, I've climbed it before but the ridge eroded making it very sketchy. Ned felt the anxiety first then I did as well. He took a break laying on the ridge and then we climbed back down.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: none, co, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot G15
Copyright: © Paul Pennington