Climbing Gimmelwald

At the beginning of 2014, Chris had the idea to use a drone to shoot rock climbing in order to give a point of view that a helicopter cannot obtain. He started to search for climbers to work with and came across Katherine Choong, 2009 Junior World Champion. With her, help Chris also found the ideal location; Gimmelwald in the Bern Oberland of Switzerland - a place with a dramatic landscape and scenic mountains. To take the pictures, Chris mounted his camera to a DJI S900 drone. With about 12 minutes of fly time per battery (4 batteries in total), Chris was able to take still and motion pictures for about 40 minutes. 

  • Katherine Choong

    Chris Schmid

    Climbing Gimmelwald

    Sony α6000, E 19mm F2.8 (F-Stop: 10.0, Shutter: 1/250, ISO: 200)

    Swiss rock climber Katherine Choong, 2009 Junior World Champion, climbing in Gimmelwald located in the canton of Bern, Switzerland.

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  • Katherine Choong

    Chris Schmid

    Climbing Gimmelwald

    Sony α7R, FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS (F-Stop: 8.0, Shutter: 1/160, ISO: 200)

    Swiss rock climber Katherine Choong, 2009 Junior World Champion, climbing in Gimmelwald located in the canton of Bern, Switzerland.

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  • Katherine Choong

    Chris Schmid

    Climbing Gimmelwald

    Sony α7R, FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS (F-Stop: 4.0, Shutter: 1/1000, ISO: 500)

    Swiss rock climber Katherine Choong, 2009 Junior World Champion, climbing in Gimmelwald located in the canton of Bern, Switzerland.

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  • Katherine Choong

    Chris Schmid

    Climbing Gimmelwald

    Sony α7R, FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS (F-Stop: 9.0, Shutter: 1/400, ISO: 200)

    Swiss rock climber Katherine Choong, 2009 Junior World Champion, climbing in Gimmelwald located in the canton of Bern, Switzerland.

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  • Katherine Choong

    Chris Schmid

    Climbing Gimmelwald

    Sony α6000, E 19mm F2.8 (F-Stop: 10.0, Shutter: 1/200, ISO: 200)

    Swiss rock climber Katherine Choong, 2009 Junior World Champion, climbing in Gimmelwald located in the canton of Bern, Switzerland.

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  • Katherine Choong

    Chris Schmid

    Climbing Gimmelwald

    Sony α6000, E 19mm F2.8 (F-Stop: 10.0, Shutter: 1/320, ISO: 200)

    Swiss rock climber Katherine Choong, 2009 Junior World Champion, climbing in Gimmelwald located in the canton of Bern, Switzerland.

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