Talk about a surreal sight! In January 2013, extreme sports photographer Thomas Senf went to Norway with a team of fearless ice climbers to capture the professional athletes against huge walls of ice. What made this project so unique, however, was that the icefalls (or frozen waterfalls) were lit up in stunning colors like blue, orange and green using colored flares and spotlights.
Swiss mountain sports manufacturer Mammut worked with Swiss light artist David Hedinger to create the surreal atmosphere. It took several hours to prepare for the shots as lamps had to be fixed in the ice using time-consuming rope constructions and connected to 500 meters of cable.
Of course, what they achieved was nothing short of spectacular. As Mammut states, “The colors, reflective ice and moving shadows created images that appear to be from another world, the world of myth and legend.”