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Axalp 2017 - A Carlsberg year (large post)

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Axalp 2017 - A Carlsberg year (large post)

Post by lozza » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:54 am

Well what can be said about this years trip to the Swiss Alps, trip No 8 for me, over the years cancelled days/shows with never a complete week, but something was afoot this year the forecast was lying, a week of sun, never surely not :Wow: :Wow:

Needless to say this would result in something never done before three consecutive hikes over three days, day one 2500ft up over 3.5 miles, day two 3000ft up over approx 3 miles and finally the big one 5000ft up over approx 6 miles from 5-10,000ft, all with very little sleep in-between, to be honest the worst parts coming down.

Still after 8 years finally got the shot I wanted, so came home a happy man.

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr

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ImageAxalp 2017 by Laurie Hughes, on Flickr


If you made it this far thanks for looking

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Re: Axalp 2017 - A Carlsberg year (large post)

Post by Magpie » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:14 am

Amazing set of pics. My favourites on the forum so far :clap: :clap:
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Re: Axalp 2017 - A Carlsberg year (large post)

Post by Sparts99 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:22 am

Superb, best give Paddy a heads up to have a stiff drink close at hand. Shock wave on the PDS F-5 is amazing.
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Re: Axalp 2017 - A Carlsberg year (large post)

Post by MRTT » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:24 am

Absoloutely stunning set. :Wow: :thumb:

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Re: Axalp 2017 - A Carlsberg year (large post)

Post by Ghostrider01 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:27 am

A Carlsberg set of images to match.

Awesome doesn't seem adequate as a statement.

n.b - other alcoholic beverages are also available.

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Post by phantommadman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:30 am

I've never seen so many photo of the month,no make that year, in one post,they are absolutely bl##dy brilliant.I doff my hat to you sir :clap: :clap:
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Post by pawlee1 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:10 am

:Wow: STUNNING :Wow:
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Post by sjnovis » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:35 am

:Wow: :Wow: WOW :Wow: :Wow:

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Post by markranger » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:48 am

Superb set of images Laurie.
Every one of them . :thumb:
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Post by Coull962 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:55 am

the term "first class" doesn't do your pictures justice, VIP (VERY impressive pictures) is nearer the mark,
an absolute pleasure to scroll through them time and time again, so much detail and clarity,
you were well rewarded for efforts,
2018 calendar material, thanks for posting them. :clap:

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Post by Punkrunner62 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:12 pm

Truly,truly stunning images,some of the very best i have seen on the forum or anywhere else.Your efforts have been very much rewarded.Thanks for posting.
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Post by Heal1979 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:34 pm

Shockwave heaven - all really stunning! :thumb:
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Post by jdupons » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:57 pm

Terrific shots, absolutely stunning, thanks so much for sharing !

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Re: Axalp 2017 - A Carlsberg year (large post)

Post by Thunderbolt II » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:25 pm

What's so good about Switzerland?
Well, the flag's a big plus!
....anyway... excellent work, those F-18 shots are stunning. Well worth the climbing, thanks so much for posting.

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Post by slogen51 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:16 pm

They look incredible - really fine photography

The Hornet shock wave is classic , I like the small shock wave building up on the canopy.

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Post by paddyboy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:43 pm

O.M.G :Wow: :Wow: :Wow:

Stunning scenery + stunning 'craft + stunning weather + stunning shots = partial blindness :lol:

Those gorgeous little Northrops seal the deal :Wow:

Can't find my white stick now :Wow:

Thanks for posting ;)

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Post by wezgulf3 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:10 pm

Absolutely stunning set! I would love a photo session like that!!

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Post by Rotörhead » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:25 pm

Insane, probably the best set of shots I've ever seen of the place. Love the inverted shots as they approach the far ridge!

The F5 shots are pretty interesting too, especially the first one with all the light refraction going on and the one banking up with the lake behind where you can see the 2 gun doors that open when the trigger is depressed, not often you see that!

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Post by XWP29 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:30 pm

Looks like a jeroboam of Bollinger year to me, absolutely stunning set, everyone jaw droppingly beautiful. :thumb:
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Re: Axalp 2017 - A Carlsberg year (large post)

Post by downes0106 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:35 pm

THANK YOU! Stunning set. Well worth the effort of the climbs.

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