Breaking through

Breaking through

This photograph was taken whilst on a three day hiking trip in Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy. It was taken shortly after sunrise from the summit of Punta Rossa della Grivola, which is 3,630m above sea level. This viewing point is spectacular, taking in the Mont Blanc Massif, Grand Combin, Matterhorn, Monta Rossa, Gran Paradiso, the Ecrin massif and many other 4,000er's.

Having barely slept, I left the overcrowded Poussant Bivouac at 4.30am and hiked for an hour to the summit. No mean feat in the dark, especially when clambering over loose boulders. It was a blustery stormy morning and the light delivered this brief magical moment. The hardship of getting there and the lack of sleep were well worth it. I hiked a further 6 hours with 2,000m descent back to the motorhome, exhausted but very happy.
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Breaking through

Breaking through
This photograph was taken whilst on a three day hiking trip in Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy. It was taken shortly after sunrise from the summit of Punta Rossa della Grivola, which is 3,630m above sea level. This viewing point is spectacular, taking in the Mont Blanc Massif, Grand Combin, Matterhorn, Monta Rossa, Gran Paradiso, the Ecrin massif and many other 4,000er's.

Having barely slept, I left the overcrowded Poussant Bivouac at 4.30am and hiked for an hour to the summit. No mean feat in the dark, especially when clambering over loose boulders. It was a blustery stormy morning and the light delivered this brief magical moment. The hardship of getting there and the lack of sleep were well worth it. I hiked a further 6 hours with 2,000m descent back to the motorhome, exhausted but very happy.
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