Sometimes unplanned is the best plan.
We´d spent many late nights enduring harsh cold shooting conditions which reached temperatures down to -37 Celsius, waiting hours on end around the ice falls for the perfect aurora to show up. Finally it did and our mission to shoot ice climbing at night under the Aurora Borealis at Lyngen Fjord in Arctic Norway was complete!
However climbers Alex and Hanno had seen something, a spectacular new line. At their first free moment, they were off.
I joined them to photograph the first ascent of Stuorraniibi, WI6, M7, six pitches of clean climbing on the ice and rock of the “Oksen” near Lyngseidet along the Lyngen Fjord. It was gnarly watching them send as I worked my way up a neighboring snow chute for better angles.
Along with my trusty Nikon D800 set up, Nokia had given me their latest phone, the Nokia Lumia 1020 to try out in different conditions, this image is one I shot with the phone.