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    Chamonix cameras in action in Tibet

    This short video documents a photo journey in Tibet about three years ago with wet plates. 25 days at 21,500 feet. The peak is about 23,500 feet.

    https://youtu.be/s3xDkASvqlQ
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    Wow, what an awesome adventure. 23,500 ft.! That alone is hard let alone wet plate. Looks like they had plenty to feast on.

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    Shishapangma is 26,335 feet high and ranks No. 14 among the highest peaks in the world. This wet plate shooting event was for the ice towers on the west of Shishapangma.

    The photographic team entered the area on Sept. 10th and exited the area on Oct. 5th of 2018. It is very rare for human being to make photographic documents of glacier at an altitude of 21,300 feet.

    Two main difficulties of this photographic project:

    1. Wet plate photography demands lots of water. Ice in the glacier contains many minerals and it is very hard to control their influences on chemicals used for wet plate photography. We had to do repeated testings to try to get perfect plates.

    2. Another issue is waste water treatment. Glacier is the last treasure of our human kind and it can't be polluted in any possible way. So an "evaporation tank" was built with plastic tarps. Please note the images of that at 2:34 of the video. The feasting of last week was actually a waiting period for the waste water in the tank to evaporate. After that, all debris wrapped in plastic tarp were carried out of the glacier area.

    Photographer: Hass
    Videographe: Qibing
    Photographic assistants:Nono, Bin Lu

    Sherpas:
    Badan,
    Yundan
    Tahxi

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    Thank you!

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    Nobody got up to 23,500 feet. That's the altitude of the peaks they photographed. The only person I know of in history who actually got a now-antique style ULF camera over 23,000 was Vittoria Sella about 125 years ago, on a true ice climb. I once had a famous Himalayan climber offer to get me up to Camp II on Dhauligiri to set a new world record; but that was preempted by falling in love with a young gal. I made the right choice. But what an interesting flick!

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    Amazing film, great adventure. Are the images online anywhere?

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    Re: Chamonix cameras in action in Tibet

    Amazing!

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    How did they keep the developer warm?


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    Thermos bottles? Hot chocolate emulsion?

    Those leftover glacial ice "pententes" sure look photographically tempting. My only objection is that the climber was using a Black Diamond made in PRC ice axe instead of a Stubai. I thought the Tibetans disliked the Chinese.

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    Re: Chamonix cameras in action in Tibet

    For those who don't know, there's now a sticky thread under Resources called Large Format Channels on YouTube. Channels, including Hugo's, are listed in post #1. Hugo is under Camera Makers and under Photographers/United States.

    Yesterday, Hugo added a second video to his channel about the Chamonix 810 Alpinist X camera.

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