Glacial sunrise, Shasta Wilderness, CA
This is from an attempt to climb Mt. Shasta in late August, on a small ridge between the Hotlum and Bolam glaciers. We set out for a regular alpine start around 3-4 am from our base camp and managed to get quite high for sunrise time (this is probably around 3,900-4,000 m).
We never made it to the top that weekend. Soon after the sunrise, the clouds you can see below caught up with us and we got treated to some wind and hail/snow. After a quick reality check, we decided to turn back just an hour below the peak, after having climbed close to 3,000 m of altitude. Oh well, just another reason to go back soon...+Ludwig Schmidt
, +Masha Pershina #sunrise #shasta