Climbing for Dawn, by Red Morley Hewitt | Unsplash
ModelNIKON D5300
Shutter speed1/4000s
Focal length70mm
Published onMay 30, 2017
Dimensions6000 × 4000

Climbing for Dawn

Back in October 2014 - I decided to climb the highest peak in North Africa. Day one we hiked the 8 hrs to the refuge at 11,000ft and rested at altitude. We woke 3am to begin the 3hr hike to ascend the remaining 3,000ft - Easily the hardest, climbing at night in the howling wind. It was hard going, the floor covered in ice and unable to see beyond my head torch we continued to climb in the shadow of the mountain. It wasn’t until 6am when we crested the peak of the mountain that we realised the time as dawn bathed us in warm light, the first bit of warmth we had experienced in hours.

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