in my book.
Great way to camp and take an incredible photo like this.
It would be very much deserving - Adam really
gets around in those mountains.
Must be great to have the time to travel
around so much ..
Thanks guys. I sure appreciate the support and encouragement.
For those that are interested, here's a short video with footage of the cave and the climb.
I also agree.
I was too worried about getting things situated during this time for photography. And of course doing the usual chasing gear in the wind and helping with the digging of the snow cave. It certainly was a beautiful moment up there.
Reminds me of a Galen Rowell shot.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I wasn't familiar with Galen Rowell. But I looked into it and I can see that he loves to capture the morning and evening lighting. My father was a professional photographer and he always called it "the magic hour". Thanks!
Yeah. Galen was one of the greatest mountaineer adventure photographers with many first ascents in the Sierra and around the world.
Congrats!! Who's the climber? You?
Enjoyed video also.
The climber on the lower part of this photo is me. Gimpilator was the photographer, it was too windy to take a self timer photo here.
Nice Josh!! I don't think I will ever do that kind of climbing.......but who knows. Once again, very nice!!
Must have been a "wind chill" factor involved
here, to say the least ..
Was it warm inside the cave? Seems like one
hell of an adventure. You guys are GREAT!
The wind chill at night was less than pleasant. But inside the cave it was fairly warm by comparison. When we blocked the doorway it heated up to about 40 degrees.
like little Cerro Torre.
I'm pretty sure this one is the upcoming Photo of the Week! A great shot you did, Adam! Although, I can imagine what the wind chill factor must have indeed been up there...:-)
Thanks Eric! Ever since I first saw photos of illumination saddle several years ago, I've been hoping to get the chance to camp there. It's unfortunate about the tent of course, but with $100 and the help of two different repair shops, I think it's going to be usable again.
amazing moment above the clouds in front of that amazing piece of illuminated rock! superb view.
All the best for Christmas time!
Thank you Tomek! My best holday wishes go out to you as well.
Thank you Tomek! My best holiday wishes go out to you as well.