Easter Seals Drop Zone 2012

Last Thursday I was part of a team of volunteer photographers covering the Easter Seals Drop Zone here in Calgary. Over 100 participants (mostly dressed as superheroes) who raised a minimum of $1500 each rappelled 30 stories down the side of the Sun Life Tower in support of Easter Seals. The goal this year was to raise $200,000 and they absolutely blew that out of the water reaching a total of over $300,000!

I was lucky enough to be placed on the roof all day to shoot the participants as they were getting clipped in and made the first few terrifying steps down the building. It was pretty amazing to watch some of the superheroes conquer their fears and I can’t say enough positive things about the climbing support team from RAT and Crux Climbing and Bouldering. The entire team was so fun and supportive and made me feel completely safe while I was clipped in to the roof all day.

Big thanks to Jason over at Crush Photography who organized all of us photographers for the day – you did a great job, buddy!


And for last, here’s a screenshot taken from the GoPro helmet cam from one of the participants who works for a local news station. I’m in full power pose photographing this dude:)

Jim Denham - September 11, 2012 - 8:04 am

I absolutely NEEDED to see that gorilla on the side of the building! What an awesome cause and a great job of documenting it Heath! Fantastic work!

Linda - September 11, 2012 - 8:12 am

Heath, your shots reasonate with excitement, fear and determination – all the necessary emotions that come with a rooftop. Thank-you for volunteering your time. You really captured the emotions that come with participating in Drop Zone. Super job.

Mike Olbinski - September 11, 2012 - 8:12 am

You slayed this dude…have a feeling you were the best one there :) Awesome images to capture a super cool event!

Stephanie Scott - September 11, 2012 - 8:25 am

Those shots are awesome Heath! Love the last one…hard to resist such a smooth shiny surface 😉

Kris Koeller - September 11, 2012 - 8:26 am

Yikes! Definitely not for me, but points for Duff Man!

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - September 11, 2012 - 8:39 am

These are fantastic – so much fun, exciting and adventurous!

Chris DeAngelis - September 11, 2012 - 8:55 am

Killed it Heath! Love the action shot from the GoPro! What a fun gig! Duffman FTW!

Brian Furbush - September 11, 2012 - 9:56 am

Hahaha, gorilla FTW. These rock.

murphyz - September 11, 2012 - 11:05 am

I’ve been on many rooftops, but have never encountered a gorilla, nor someone in a wheelchair. A fantastically rocking set of images, top stuff.

Jesse Pafundi - September 13, 2012 - 9:50 am

Great form!

You shot the heck out of this, bravo.

ABarlow - September 17, 2012 - 8:34 am

wow man, going down with the chair on! That’s cool!