2021 Photo Contest, Sports, Singles, Nominee

Log Pile Bouldering


Adam Pretty

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15 September, 2020

Georg climbs a log pile while training for bouldering, in Kochel am See, Bavaria, Germany. 

Bouldering entails climbing on small rock formations and boulders usually no more than six meters in height, without ropes or harnesses. Historically, it began as a training activity for more ambitious climbing and mountaineering pursuits, but has evolved into a sport in its own right. Rock-climbing gyms and sports facilities in Munich were closed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so athletes had become creative in their training methods.

About the photographer

Adam Pretty

Adam Pretty is a professional sports photographer from Sydney, Australia. He began his career as a news photographer at The Sydney Morning Herald in 1997 and his desire to spe...

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