28 Climbers Hang Off The Sides Of A Terrifying Mountain

November 15, 2012


This is a real, single photograph of 28 climbers hanging on and around 'Ago del Torrone' in the Alps between Switzerland and Italy. It took over five hours of climbing in freezing temperatures to make the shot a reality, and, obviously, everyone involved is a certifiable crazy person.

Robert Boesch, 58, said: 'It took several months of organisation and I am really happy with the results.

'It took five hours to climb and required plenty of preparation.

'There was a lot of pressure but luckily I was working with very good guides and that was the key.

'The resulting image is exactly what we wanted. It can be seen that it is individual people on natural rocks. This picture is real and alive.'

The people on the sides are for-real just hanging there from a support around their waists. That's terrifying. They must have balls of...I don't even know what. Balls of parachutes maybe.

Hit the jump for a closeup of a couple dudes just hanging there all nonchalant. Me? I'd be screaming and crying and peeing myself and then it would freeze to my legs and I'd get frostbite and doctors would probably have to amputate. So yeah, that's basically why I didn't volunteer.


Thanks to Macy, who refuses to climb anywhere but to the top of the corporate ladder. I like climbing in the ball pit at McDonalds!

  • Håkon Kise

    If cacti had penises, this is what it would look like.

  • OMG A GIANT SAW FISH IN THE MOUNTAINS!!! oh...wait..nvm it is a bunch of daring hikers on a rock. XD

  • sars

    is peen

  • Audwin Short

    This goes under the "what the hell for?" category. And why would it take months to set up? It looks like they were out drinking and someone dared them to do it...

    Shortwave Industries... we supply the rope, you supply the gravity.

  • Pyrblaze

    My god, I would look down and wet my pants... and then the helmet of the person below me, and so on and so on.

  • n_a_a_s

    at first glance it looked like some sort of cactus rock, then I thought 'chainsaw dagger!' and closed my browser :/

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