The Story behind the Picture: Tess
Tess Driessens on DNA 7a, Kalymnos, Greece. Photo taken by Steven De Decker.
Sometimes completely forgoing natural light is better for both the climber and the photographer. Here's Tess about the climb:
DNA (grande grotta, Kalymnos) was my first 7a and a climbing experience to never forget. Back in those days, DNA was the kingline of the crag with non-stop climbers traffic and long waiting rows... That's why we decided to climb the route in the silence of the night. What an intense and unique experience :)! Even after 9 years, I still get goosebumps when that photo appears.