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10 Amazing Photos From John Price Photography

John Price is a photographer and climber based in Canmore. Over the last few months, Price has amassed an impressive collection of climbing photos.

Here are 10 amazing photos from John Price’s collection.

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1 – John Price Self Portrait

"Just spent a few hours shooting at The Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park with Paul Zizka Photography and Andrew Caitens Photography. It has to be one of the most surreal and otherworldly places I have ever stepped into. While water rushes beneath the frozen floor on which you stand, beautiful, alien like rock features twist and arch their way above you creating incredible shapes. We experimented with a few ideas, including self portraits."
“Just spent a few hours shooting at The Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park with Paul Zizka Photography and Andrew Caitens Photography. It has to be one of the most surreal and otherworldly places I have ever stepped into. While water rushes beneath the frozen floor on which you stand, beautiful, alien like rock features twist and arch their way above you creating incredible shapes. We experimented with a few ideas, including self portraits.”

2 – Ian Greant in the Ghost

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While shooting climbing I'm constantly learning more about the craft. Yesterday I learned  it's so easy to get fixated on certain shots and not give any thought to less obvious parts of the climb. The usual mantra is "I need to photograph the crux and the steepest sections." I broke out of this tunnel vision yesterday and decided to get myself into position so I was able to photograph Ian leading the upper half of the first pitch. I'm glad I did and stoked on the results. Ian Greant leading the first pitch of The Sorcerer WI5, Ghost Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada."
“While shooting climbing I’m constantly learning more about the craft. Yesterday I learned
it’s so easy to get fixated on certain shots and not give any thought to less obvious parts of the climb. The usual mantra is “I need to photograph the crux and the steepest sections.” I broke out of this tunnel vision yesterday and decided to get myself into position so I was able to photograph Ian leading the upper half of the first pitch. I’m glad I did and stoked on the results. Ian Greant leading the first pitch of The Sorcerer WI5, Ghost Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada.”

3 – Anna Smith on Carlsberg

"Anna Smith starting out on the second pitch of Carlsberg Columb, an ultra classic ice route located above Field."
“Anna Smith starting out on the second pitch of Carlsberg Columb, an ultra classic ice route located above Field.”

4 РJasmin on Damocles  

"Jasmin Fauteux stemming with style on the crux of Damocles WI6, Mt Wilson, Icefields Parkway."
“Jasmin Fauteux stemming with style on the crux of Damocles WI6, Mt Wilson, Icefields Parkway.”

5 – Kris Irwin on Cadeau Cache

"Stellar day in the mountains high above the ground climbing steep ice with the best of friends. Here is Kris Irwin from Rockies Ice and Alpine Specialists Inc. doing what he does best on Cadeau Cache WI5."
“Stellar day in the mountains high above the ground climbing steep ice with the best of friends. Here is Kris Irwin from Rockies Ice and Alpine Specialists Inc. doing what he does best on Cadeau Cache WI5.”
6 РThe Sorcerer 

"Mark Sinasac hired me as a climbing photographer to document his proud ascent of The Sorcerer in the Ghost River Valley today. Thanks to Kris Irwin for rope gunning us up the climb while we captured some great moments."
“Mark Sinasac hired me as a climbing photographer to document his proud ascent of The Sorcerer in the Ghost River Valley today. Thanks to Kris Irwin for rope gunning us up the climb while we captured some great moments.”

7 – Takeshi on the Icefields

"Takeshi is one of the strongest and most psyched climbers in the Bow Valley. I love tying into a rope with this guy! He tolerates my limited Japanese phrases that I blurt out with excitement. We've only had a few days out my friend but I look forward to many more. Here is the man himself working his way around a curtain of ice on Cyber Pasty Memoria' with the Icefields Parkway stretching away in the distance."
“Takeshi is one of the strongest and most psyched climbers in the Bow Valley. I love tying into a rope with this guy! He tolerates my limited Japanese phrases that I blurt out with excitement. We’ve only had a few days out my friend but I look forward to many more. Here is the man himself working his way around a curtain of ice on Cyber Pasty Memoria’ with the Icefields Parkway stretching away in the distance.”

8 – Spring Romp Up Raptor

Huw James climbing on Raptor on a warm spring day in 2015.
Huw James climbing on Raptor on a warm spring day in 2015.

9 – Jon Effa on Red Shirt

With a forecast of 15 C just east of Banff, we opted for rock today. Sadly the sun flirted with us for the first five pitches and climbing was cold on the fingertips, it decided to show itself and warm us up for the final few pitches and top out. Here is Jon Effa on the final traverse of Red Shirt a Yamnuska Classic."
“With a forecast of 15 C just east of Banff, we opted for rock today. Sadly the sun flirted with us for the first five pitches and climbing was cold on the fingertips, it decided to show itself and warm us up for the final few pitches and top out. Here is Jon Effa on the final traverse of Red Shirt a Yamnuska Classic.”

10 – Margo Talbot on Louise Falls

"Margo Talbot steps out onto a backlit pillar of ice on Louise Falls while a bright canvas of stars illuminates space above. Mt Fairview is tinged with red from the light pollution of the Chateau Lake Louise."
“Margo Talbot steps out onto a backlit pillar of ice on Louise Falls while a bright canvas of stars illuminates space above. Mt Fairview is tinged with red from the light pollution of the Chateau Lake Louise.”