Winter Ascent . Mont Blanc
In the winter of 2009 I went, together with two friends, on a 6000 km trip across Western Europe, with the objective to climb Mont Blanc. We spent the New Year’s Eve in Vienna, we were the first climbers on the Mont Blanc summit in 2009 and, after a stopover in The City of Lights, we returned safely to Bucharest.
BUCHAREST – Budapest – Viena – Salsburg – Innsbruck – Zurich – Berna – Chamonix – MONT BLANC – Paris – Luxembourg – Munchen – Praga – Bratislava – Viena – Budapest – Suceava – BUCHAREST
We can measure time in years, days, hours or seconds, but we cannot stop it. Cool-headed and rebellious, it flies, regardless of anyone and anything. Sometimes, we live moments that happen once in a lifetime and we want to freeze them and to keep the delight of that unique feeling, but we have no chance. We can just take a picture and time may flow freely, because we stole one second. Therefore, photography is a miracle. Over tens, perhaps hundreds of years, the rectangle of paper gives us the same dreams, tears and emotions as the moment the camera lens left time to pass through.
So, I’ll let some stills play for this runaway impossible to be described in words.