Ben Tibbetts is an

alpinist, photographer

and artist

Ben has shot in some of the most demanding conditions on the planet and worked with some of the most successful brands in the industry.

He is a qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide. Ben 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 been working for the last five years on an epic project to climb and photograph a demanding selection of the “50 Finest Routes on the 4000m Peaks” of the European Alps.

This project, after 200,000 photos and over 300 days on the hill, is nearly finished. The book should be available in Autumn 2018 and then an exhibition will follow…

 

 

–  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

Lac Noir, Chamonix, France. Pencil on Paper, 9 x 6 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

“On 15 December 2016 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

D+, 4, 1500m
Ski – 5.3, 50º
Committing skiing down the North Face of the Aiguille du Midi…

Col des Cristaux, Chamonix

Short video of the mega-classic Argentiere steep ski.
AD,III, 500m
Ski – 5.1, 47º

Interview with Nick Santora from “Classic Kicks”

Answering a few questions, September 2016

20 Top Tips for Mountain Photography
Article on ukclimbing.com (July 2015)

Fall Line Magazine Interview January 2017

“A DAY IN THE LIFE OF CHAMONIX-BASED 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 –

Commercial

 

Patagonia

Salomon

Volvo

Jeep

Petzl

Goretex

Julbo

Scarpa

Rab

Mountain Equipment

Alpine Phototography

Outdoor, Climb and Ski

Arcteryx

Dynafit

Outdoor Reserach

Leki

Black Crows

Peak Design

Norrona

DMM

Lowe Alpine

ARVA

Editorial

 

CNN

The Telegraph

Alpinist

Rock & Ice

Backcountry

Climber

Klettern

Montagnes

Climb

Summit

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