This shot was taken in September 2020 during the establishment of a new and maximum difficulty route to the Cima Ovest of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites by Alessandro Baù, Claudio Migliorini and Nicola Tondini. This kind of ascent requires a lot of technical skill as a photographer, physical endurance, mental strength and, of course, patience. This photograph represents one of the most beautiful moments of those days spent on the wall: starting the day again after my first night in portaledge. It was just memorable.
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.