Photographer captures climbers ascending the gravity defying Grand Sentinel

A photographer has captured stunning images of two climbers ascending the gravity-defying Grand Sentinel against a star-studded sky.

After carefully co-ordinating with his climbers, Jessi-Lynn Gloria Rubin and Dustin Comyn, photographer Paul Zizka set up his equipment and waited until the pair reached the perfect position.

He then took his shot, capturing the climbers mid-climb, using small lights to illuminate their position against the dimly lit night sky.

Paul Zizka/Caters News

Paul Zizka/Caters News

The images were taken in Sentinel Pass, Banff National Park, and the spire seen in the picture is known as the “Grand Sentinel”.

Paul said: “This is a shot I’d been wanting to get for quite a while and I’d done a lot of planning trying to get all of the elements together.

“I coordinated with my climbers to hold still long enough for the camera to capture the image during various stages of the climb while I positioned myself from different angles below.

Paul Zizka/Caters News

Paul Zizka/Caters News

“I had to organize timing with the moon, weather and my climbers as well as plan what angles to shoot from.

“They are some of my favourite images that I have taken.”