French people in the heart of Icelandic ice cream

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Descending to the heart of the Icelandic ice, it is the project led by French mountaineer Jeff Mercier. Alongside him, Christopher Shand, renowned photographer who immortalized the highlights of this expedition, a great specialist in ice climbing, one of the best in the world on this surface, Jean-François "& nbsp; Jeff & nbsp;" Mercier left Chamonix to try his hand on the Icelandic ice. From October 26 to November 9, the man who is playing as a gendarme in the high mountain platoon went to the South East of Iceland. the 49-year-old mountaineer set off to conquer the windmills, these large ice chimneys caused by the melting point. His objective: to ascend without using fixed points, in order to promote climbing that leaves no traces. To tell his story and illustrate it, Jeff Mercier took with him Christopher Shand, a photographer renowned for his works in the mountains.& nbsp; We were obviously aware of the ecological aspect of our expedition, attests Christopher Shand. We wanted to report on the state of the Highlands which are undergoing the melting of permafrost& Nbsp; ". But the two men also had a completely different idea in mind: "The last important point for us is the aesthetic dimension of the shipment.& Nbsp; " Christopher Shand "Iceland is clearly a visual orgasm & nbsp;" Located in the middle of the volcanic zones, these mills contained a black tinted ice, generated by the ashes which are locked up there. "& nbsp; One might think that some photos have been reworked in black and white but no, it is indeed the color of the ice& nbsp; ”says the photographer. A phenomenon that their guide himself had never seen. For two weeks, the group spent its days in the ice, sometimes going to several tens of meters deep. It was there, surrounded by the bluish reflections of the ice, that Jeff Mercier and Christopher Shand began their work. "& nbsp; Working in Iceland is a pleasure, it is clearly an orgasm visual, remembers the photographer. And then Jeff helped me a lot to take these photos, he sometimes climbed 25 meters from the ground without protection, just for the beauty of the gesture& Nbsp; ". A risky escalation that caused some concern: "& nbsp; Sometimes blocks of ice came off, they could weigh up to two kilos. There is also a photo where we see Jeff bleeding from the forehead, it is the result of the fall of one of these famous blocks& Nbsp; ". From this expedition was born a series of photos, soon accompanied by a medium-length film of about thirty minutes, produced with Radio Television Switzerland. It should be out sometime in the summer or early next year.
"data-reactid =" 27 "> Descending to the heart of the Icelandic ice is the project led by French mountaineer Jeff Mercier. Alongside him, Christopher Shand, renowned photographer who immortalized the great moments of this A great specialist in ice climbing, one of the best in the world on this surface, Jean-François "Jeff" Mercier left Chamonix to try his hand on Icelandic ice. From October 26 to November 9, evolving as a gendarme in the high mountain peloton went to the South-East of Iceland. There, the 49-year-old mountaineer went to conquer the mills, these large ice chimneys, caused by the melting His goal: to make his climbs without using fixed points, to promote a climbing that leaves no traces. To tell his story and illustrate it, Jeff Mercier took with him Christopher Shand, photographer renowned for his works in the mountains . " We were obviously aware of the ecological aspect of our expedition, attests Christopher Shand. We wanted to report on the state of the Highlands which are undergoing the melting of permafrost ". But the two men also had a completely different idea in mind: " The last important point for us is the aesthetic dimension of the expedition. "Christopher Shand" Iceland is clearly a visual orgasm "Located in the middle of the volcanic zones, these mills contained a black tinted ice, generated by the ashes which are locked up there. " You would think that some photos were reworked in black and white but no, it is indeed the color of the ice “, Assures the photographer. A phenomenon that their guide himself had never seen. For two weeks, the group spent its days in the ice, sometimes going to several tens of meters deep. It was there, surrounded by the bluish reflections of the ice, that Jeff Mercier and Christopher Shand began their work. " Working in Iceland is a pleasure, it is clearly an orgasm visual, remembers the photographer. And then Jeff helped me a lot to take these photos, he sometimes climbed 25 meters from the ground without protection, just for the beauty of the gesture ". A risky escalation that caused some concern: " Sometimes blocks of ice came off, they could weigh up to two kilos. There is also a photo where we see Jeff bleeding from the forehead, it is the result of the fall of one of these famous blocks ". From this expedition was born a series of photos, soon accompanied by a medium-length film of about thirty minutes, produced with Radio Television Switzerland. It should be out sometime in the summer or early next year.