Sunrise. Mt. Elbrus base camp. 3,800m (12 467 ft).
Please view it large - it looks *very* different in large size. Thanks!
Mt. Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe. This June the weather was really bad there. There were just a few days for taking pictures other than 'it's snowing and cloudy here'.
For me - one of the hardest parts of doing both photography and mountaineering at the same time is shooting in the morning. It's so damn hard to get my ass out of the tent while it is still freezing cold outside.