Lena Drapella

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Lena Drapella

About Lena

A UK based commercial photographer, Lena can often be found climbing, skiing, surfing or glued to a screen with an editing software. She’s a passionate advocate for environmental progress from carbon offsetting to a circular economy.

  • Based: UK
  • Creative skills: Photography
  • Interests: Climbing, Mountaineering

My work often focuses on emotions, showcasing not only the success but also the struggle, fear, determination and joy.

Recent articles from Lena

ReviewLena Drapella • September 11, 2023

Review: Arc’teryx Norvan LD3 Women’s Trail Shoes

A great all-round trail shoe with a bold and interesting design and a lightweight yet supportive feel

ReviewLena Drapella • August 28, 2023

Review: Arc’teryx Norvan Women’s Windshell Jacket

Ultra-lightweight and protective, but lacking a little in versatility

If you’re after the remote and unknown that’s not so far away, the Tatra Mountains of southern Poland have a huge amount to offer. Here, Wojtek Radzik sticks a deadpoint move on the crux pitch of Metallica (IX/IX+) a stunning granite multi-pitch line in the Polish Tatras.

Photo EssayLena Drapella • Jun 22, 2021

Big Climbs Small Trips

World-class rock closer to home

StoryLena Drapella • Jun 26, 2020

Unlocked: Deep Water Soloing the Cliffs of Swanage

Lena Drapella, Tom Livingstone and Ben Corbey discovering the climbing potential of their backyards fresh out of lockdown


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