So here we are at the top of Snowdon, Wales. After a few hours of walking and climbing. The last third of the climb was the hardest, but mentally we were in a very good flow of conversation and understanding all the way, we were walking on a path of amazing rocks of all sorts of patterns and colours, pointing them out to each other, which gave me the picture of Bob Dylan's Beaten Track painting, (a musical influence of us both also). It was definitely steep and challenging but we were up in no time, we reached the ridge with the peak in our sights. This is where it turned very windy, must have been about -10 degrees Celsius as everything was frozen solid with icicles all swept over to one direction. Our gloves were wet, from the humidity, the cameras were fucked and we were frozen. But somehow we managed to get the large format camera out, focus it, load it, wipe the lens and take the dark slide out, then take the shot which was about half a second. The visibility was quite bad and there was other people reaching the peak at the same time. You can see the ice formed on the rocks and the figures on the peak, Will is sat half way up the spiral staircase looking down lens.
This adventure took us right to the edge of the unknown, out of our comfort zones, but we were still very focused and found it very enjoyable, I could do that again and again with anybody. I'm glad my drive to make photography was still with me at the top, even though I couldn't really feel my hands or feet, I still made that photograph and was super excited to see it develop with detail on there.
I achieved what I set out to do, I managed to create one very nice E6 slide photograph, and 5 black and white photographs, 1 bnw was fogged and the others were okay. I was tested in every way technically, physically and mentally. Then when I got back I had to develop the film too, then scan it in and evaluate it here.