We started from the Refugio camp at around 1 am and arrived at the top just when the sun was coming up, at around 6.15.
As for the camera, I took with me a Panasonic DMC FZ28. It's a superzoom, and I found it a very good compromise: it's light at around 350 grams, not too bulky, but almost as good and flexible as a reflex. I had just bought it and I was really happy with it.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe