The 4000m ALPENGLOW project, after 300,000 photos and over 10,000 hours work, is finished. The book is now available !
Ben Tibbetts is an alpinist, artist and adventure photographer who shoots in some of the most demanding conditions on the planet and works with some of the most successful brands in the industry.
Ben is an IFMGA certified mountain guide and has worked in extreme locations across the Antarctic, climbed many of the largest faces of the Alps and made first descents of steep ski lines both in the Mont Blanc massif and in Greenland.
Between expeditions to the Antarctic and Greenland Ben has spent much of the last decade on an epic project to climb and photograph the 82 highest peaks in the Alps for “ALPENGLOW” a large format book of photographs, stories and drawings describing “The Finest Climbs on the 4000m Peaks of the Alps”.
– Film –
– Drawings –
“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” Henri Cartier-Bresson
Vallot refuge, Mont Blanc, France. Pencil on Paper, 15 x 10 cm
Matterhorn, Switzerland. Pencil on Paper, 15 x 10 cm
– Posts –
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” Edward Abbey
Fou de Fouly, 5.2, 45º, 600m
“Vivian Bruchez, Tristan Knoertzer and Ben Tibbetts skied a new line down the West Face of Pointe de la Fouly (3611m) in the Mt. Blanc massif. The 600m long, 45° steep Fou de Fouly is a highly committing outing graded 5.2 with climbing up to M5.”
Mont Blanc (4810m) via Grand Pilier D’Angle North Face – (Cecchinel-Nominé/Boivin-Vallençant) TD+, V 5, 1400m
Of all the faces in the Mont Blanc massif the Grand Pilier’s North Face is one of the most inaccessible and committing places to climb. An epic face that gives a hint of climbing in the Greater Ranges
Col du Plan – North Couloir, Aiguille dU Midi, Chamonix
Col des Cristaux, Chamonix
Interview with Nick Santora from “Classic Kicks”
Answering a few questions…
“A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SKIER AND PHOTOGRAPHER …”
Grandes Jorasses via Polish Combination/Michto – ED (V, WI5, M5) 800m
The north face of the Grandes Jorasses is one of the steepest and most beautiful in the Alps. At 1.5km wide and 1200m mile high it is an impressive sight. Alongside the Eiger, Drus, Matterhorn, Piz Badile and Cima Grande di Lavaredo it is one of the six ‘classic’ north faces of the Alps.
Aiguille Verte – Grands Montets Ridge, 1000m, D, IV+
Chapter from the forthcoming book on the Finest Routes on the 4000m peaks of the Alps!
– Selected Clients –
Outdoor, Climb and Ski
Rock & Ice
- Partners -
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