Summit ridge of Mt. Clarence King

Summit ridge of Mt. Clarence King

First morning light on the SE face of Mt. Clarence King. I took this photo from above the shelf where we spent a cold and practically sleepless night after a full day of establishing first ascent (unconfirmed) of NE Ridge. Here Pavel is leading the first of the three remaining pitches, partially frozen and stiff but happy to be finally moving. We went over the summit and descended Clarence King's SE Ridge (on the left side of the photo) - September 17, 2006
on Sep 19, 2006 4:29 pm
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 227275


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Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Sep 19, 2006 5:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice glow!

Great colours and shadows! Sebastian


Misha - Sep 19, 2006 7:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice glow!

Thanks for your comment


Misha - Sep 19, 2006 7:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wrong time......

Hey Craig, thanks! Actually, it is a morning photo. I took it from the spot where be bivy'd the night before. We were so stiff and cold when I shot this... fortunately the sun came out so we could at least regain feeling in our hands. We were out of water by that time too :)


ExploreABitMore - Sep 19, 2006 6:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Very nice

I think a view like that could make a cold night worth it!


Misha - Sep 19, 2006 7:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice

Now that I sit in a warm building and drink coffee, I'd wholeheartedly agree with you! :)


tonyo - Sep 20, 2006 1:31 am - Voted 10/10


as usual, Misha. I've seen this often from far away, wishing to be there.


Misha - Sep 20, 2006 6:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: beautiful

Thank you! This is a very beautiful and serious mountain. I can honestly say that it kicked my a**!

Jack B

Jack B - Sep 20, 2006 5:16 am - Voted 10/10


Misha, that is an amazing shot! Congrats!


Misha - Sep 20, 2006 6:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible!

Thanks man. I am glad that it turned out. It was rather hard to handhold my camera between the bouts of shivering :)


schmid_th - Sep 20, 2006 7:15 am - Voted 10/10

Makes appetite for climbing!

Really a nice shot!


Misha - Sep 20, 2006 6:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Makes appetite for climbing!

Thanks Thomas!


morceaux - Sep 20, 2006 9:33 am - Voted 10/10


Excellent colors... You are lucky to see that.


Misha - Sep 20, 2006 6:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thank you for your comment. I'd agree with that... lucky to see that and lucky to live through it too :)


Charles - Sep 20, 2006 11:09 am - Voted 10/10


Great shot...after that cold night too!!!




Misha - Sep 20, 2006 6:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great

Thanks Charles. We were lucky to be positioned for bivy at that spot. Morning sun "hit" us first and lit up the entire face in front of us with warm alpenglow...


Carbo - Sep 20, 2006 11:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Great light ..

and great photo as usual.


Misha - Sep 21, 2006 3:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great light ..

Thanks man!

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