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JGCities t1_j1su2pg wrote

Does seriously look like something from LOTRs

We owe those movies a lot for showing us some insanely beautiful (real) places that most of us will never get to see in person.


FalloutAssasin t1_j1ue348 wrote

True, I hope VR becomes cheap eventually.


Eswyft t1_j1v1wpn wrote

It's fairly inexpensive now and I'll tell you it doesn't come fucking close.


kingtitusmedethe4th t1_j1vnbnn wrote

VR games are fun, but the climbing movies and other outdoorsy stuff is always so lame. Even when its edited well to look super 3D. Just makes me feel like im in a dystopia.


TritonTheDark OP t1_j1s2ukz wrote

Camera settings: 60mm, f/10, 1/60s, ISO 250

Going to this place was one of the best decisions of my life, and one of the best trips I've ever done. Typically it's more popular with rock climbers, but we went in the beginning of September which meant we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Not to mention beautiful autumn colors and no bugs! We experienced all sorts of weather, including snow squalls, rain, high winds, sub zero temperatures and beautiful blue skies. It is extremely remote with lots of logistics to deal with for getting there, but it's worth every bit of effort and money.

If you'd like to see more from this trip I have them posted on my website.


[deleted] t1_j1t9nih wrote

wow, that doesn't even look real. looks like something made up for a movie or something.


Chromattix t1_j1u5tu1 wrote

Yeah I thought this was a digital matte painting at first.


TritonTheDark OP t1_j1wazks wrote

They filmed a bunch for one of the Star Trek movies here!


Ok_Associate_1042 t1_j1s7lak wrote

Where the fuck is this? Mordor?


TritonTheDark OP t1_j1s9ttf wrote

It's the Cirque of the Unclimbables in Northwest Territories, Canada :)


Ok_Associate_1042 t1_j1syri1 wrote

Incredible photography OP, Canada isn’t on here enough. Beautiful country


andrerav t1_j1tnzn9 wrote

>Canada isn’t on here enough

Are you being serious now? I would say the opposite -- this sub needs more content from the rest of the world. USA and Canada are well covered here already.


enterich t1_j1tw3op wrote

r/restoftheworldporn is pretty much dead sadly


Eswyft t1_j1v1zvs wrote

The same very touristy places from canada are on here a lot. There is a lot more out there that doesnt get upvoted or posted at all.


TritonTheDark OP t1_j1w94m6 wrote

Thank you!

Although Canada is definitely on here all the time (even if it's mostly the same/popular spots).


Clinggdiggy2 t1_j1sfp5s wrote

The main wall for the climbing community here is the Lotus Flower Tower, the flat looking one in the middle of the group of 3 on the left. Bucket list climb for sure.


ptpd t1_j1tj0y0 wrote

I thought it was unclimbable?


Clinggdiggy2 t1_j1tjfzp wrote

The way the story goes, the mountaineer that "discovered" the range was frustrated he couldn't summit the mountains, as he was a mountaineer not a climber, so he named them the unclimbables. Ironically enough, just over 5 years later it saw its first ascent. It's now considered one of the 50 best climbs of North America,


jonny_211 t1_j1tmfrt wrote

Pardon my ignorance but what is the difference between a mountaineer and a climber, don't they both climb things?


Clinggdiggy2 t1_j1toz6w wrote

You're absolutely right, in both instances You're climbing things (even the same mountain occasionally) it's just the means by which you get there. The TL;DR explanation is "climbing" is specifically centered around vertical cliffs, while mountaineering is a more all-encompasing sport focused on sumitting mountains. Basically climbing is more specific than mountaineering.

If you're curious to know more, look into the Yosemite Decimal System, it is how climbs/mountains are rated in difficulty (in the US) and gives a quick numerical value as to how hard a mountain is to summit (via a particular route) and gives a rough idea of what to expect.


artwarrior t1_j1w9bc1 wrote

It would be so easy to have this info in the headline but nope. What you say moderators ?


ListenupJames t1_j1thls1 wrote

Cool desktop background for sure.


DCtheBREAKER t1_j1thm67 wrote

Looks like terribly unstable face. I can see cleavage marks and rock fall scars that are pretty fresh


Chromattix t1_j1u5xyf wrote

The rubble at the bottom is an interesting example of how forcefully the rocks come down. They're piling up into a ridge, probably because they just keep tumbling until they smack into it and probably even get launched up it to make the higher parts.


Foxfire2 t1_j1u8nx3 wrote

This looks to be granite, which is pretty stable and climbable as far as rock faces go. So yes, rock sections do occasionally fall, even some really big ones, but not likely to be a problem during a climb, they happen more in the depth of winter and during storms. The small handholds and cracks will hold body weight and placed equipment will hold seriously long falls on them.


TritonTheDark OP t1_j1w9wq7 wrote

They are pretty stable granite faces as far as I know.

The main danger is ice/snow detaching and crashing down, which is why these are summer climbs. We watched (and heard) this happen while hanging out in one of the meadows, was awesome. Sounds like thunder.


asimonv t1_j1uw6ec wrote

Canada's Torres del Paine.


tiago_nc t1_j1txoem wrote

Looks like a screenshot from Asgard in GoW Ragnarok


thetomahawk42 t1_j1ucfbb wrote

That's one edge of the map found...


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ofrm1 t1_j1vi3cd wrote

Aah, the Ragged Range. I'm so happy that I see this on here so rarely because it means it's still relatively unknown and untouched. You basically need to charter an aircraft to get to the Logan Mountains.


TritonTheDark OP t1_j1wa82e wrote

I can't ever see it blowing up. It's too hard to access and Parks Canada does a pretty good job of managing the visitor load. In fact it's actually gotten harder to access since there is no longer a relatively affordable helicopter in there.


ofrm1 t1_j1wfxcj wrote

Kluane doesn't offer a floatplane to Glacier lake anymore? Or have they just raised their prices dramatically?


TritonTheDark OP t1_j1wldkn wrote

He's still running his float plane, but he no longer runs his helicopter. The price has gone up quite a bit but it's still a damn good price considering the flying time and the free lodging/food/beer.

There are other spots in the park I want to access but it's gonna be a huge pain in the ass without his helicopter, or a huge pain in the wallet bringing in a helicopter from farther away 😂


ofrm1 t1_j1x5es3 wrote

Yeah. I heard he dropped his helicopter, probably because it wasn't financially worth the maintenance cost to keep it in working condition. I mean, the helicopter is just about required unless you're fine with carrying the bags up to Fairy Meadows which I've heard is a nightmare. Perhaps you can give some insight as to how bad that was to get to the Cirque.


TritonTheDark OP t1_j1xnm7v wrote

The hike is steep but it's not terrible in normal conditions. Unfortunately I did it with a fucked up knee, so between that and carrying 60lbs up there was a good amount of pain and suffering involved haha. But otherwise would have been fine.

And yeah his main driver of business was all the natural resource operations up there and a lot of them shut down, and he was unable to sustain the heli on just park/sightseeing stuff.


gu_butler t1_j1vular wrote

What a breath taking view. What camera are you using?


brett1081 t1_j1w4b9w wrote

Great shot of the Lotus Flower Tower.


shuckster t1_j1wl9x9 wrote

That’s a pretty sweet mountain.


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