This thrilling action shot against a stunning backdrop was captured by photographer Thomas Senf while climbing on Norway’s second-largest island.
“It was our second trip to Senja Island in northern Norway,” says Thomas. “A year before, Ines Papert had spotted that line while establishing another first ascent at the wall.”
“Senja stands for wilderness, loneliness, adventure and beauty,” he continues. “All of these qualities came together that day. This is why I go out with my camera time and time again, to capture moments like these.”
About the photographer: Thomas Senf is a qualified mountain guide and photographer, specialising in mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, expeditions, base jumping and skiing photography. He studied mechanical engineering at university but his love of peaks and adventure drew him to the mountains, and he moved from Leipzig in Germany to the Swiss Alps when he was 21. Thomas’s notable climbing achievements include first ascents of the route Harvest Moon at the Thalay Sagar, and the north face of the Arwa tower, both in the Garhwal Himalaya in India.