Gerald Balciar

Cliff Hanger


21 x 11 x 5 in.
15 available / 100
My inspiration for Cliff Hanger came from my observation while I was climbing Mount Lindsey, which is one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners. It is in the Sangre de Cristo Range and 14,042 feet in elevation. I was about 400 to 500 feet short of the summit in a stretch that was almost straight-up-and-down rocky cliff. I looked down and saw an eagle come soaring about 20 feet below me. It was a beautiful sight: the eagle’s spread wings almost touched the cliff side, and I was nearly straight above it. I doubt if the eagle even saw me.