Picture This: Eric Scully Climbing Goosehead in Arizona

Every picture tells a tale. Sit back and enjoy our weekly photo to offer inspiration on places to explore and stoke your travel dreams. Photographer Andrew Kornylak shares the story of this one:

Eric Scully climbs on the Goosehead, one of the thousands of granite pinnacles on Mount Lemmon, above Tucson, Arizona.

I shot this photo at sunset along with some supplemental lighting for a Rock & Ice cover story called “Restoring Eric Scully.” Scully was one of the first kid climbing phenomenons, a controversial and spirited youth who later dropped out for years during a battle with cancer in his teens. He later came back into climbing, stronger than ever but more under the radar.

The type of lighting I used in this photo represents the look and feel of most of the photographs in my 23-piece show at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville called “The Dark Art of Climbing Photography,” which shows through the end of November 2011.

To learn more about the exhibit, visit Kornylak’s blog by clicking here. It includes links to the exhibit itself after the jump.

For more information about the area – Mount Lemmon, Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona – featured in the photo, click here to see details already posted on The Adventure Post.

Photographer: Andrew Kornylak


Andrew Kornylak is a professional photographer and climber based in Atlanta. Click here to read his blog, The Blind Monkey.

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