Longs Peak

posted by on 2010.09.28, under Landscape Photography, Photo of the Day
Nikon D300, Nikon 16-85mm, f/13, 1/10, ISO 1600

Nikon D300, Nikon 16-85mm, f/13, 1/10, ISO 1600

It’s been a nasty year on Longs Peak. In addition to numerous injuries, there have been 3 fatalities on the mountain this summer. I ventured out to climb the peak with some friends in August. We backpacked to the Boulder Field and camped overnight with the intention of summiting the next morning. But weather moved in overnight and the scene above is what greeted us in the morning. As you can see, the summit was covered in mist and light rain. These kind of conditions make the climb to the top extremely treacherous. Needless to say, we gave up on trying to reach the summit. I’ve been up there before, but I think I like the view I got from the Boulder Field much better! It was a great light show for sunrise, though it only lasted a few moments.


You have such great shots Matt and I can’t wait to see your shots from your most recent trip. This is a awesome shot here. You really captured a moment here.

Joel B ( September 30, 2010 at 7:40 am )