This viewpoint over the dramatic Ecrins mountains in the Southern French Alps was discovered by a fixer for a film company tasked with finding a unique, dramatic and romantic end shot with easy to access for a film crew, after a spontaneous running challenge with a friend from the top of a ski lift in Orcieres. It is just 30 minutes away from the top of the ski lift but as there is no path and it involves some scrambling, no-one ever goes there. A guide rigged up safety lines for the crew to walk up safely and they carried up all the kit. It was a race against time to get the perfect take in time with the sun set and cloud movement, yet this photo captures the mood perfectly.
Thank you to Sally Guillaume of Undiscovered Alps for permission to share the photograph.