For me, this photo captures so much about expedition climbing. The mountains are beautiful, yet ominous. It's exhausting, yet exhilarating - there's a huge sense of accomplishment following a summit, no matter how tired and spent you are. And I know that's how I felt when I took this picture. We arrived at base camp at 6am after a successful climb and a long walk through the night. This photo was taken during our descent just under 14,000 feet as we were literally walking into the clouds. For this brief time we could see the strange contrast between the blue sunny sky above and the dark clouds below. We were soon in the clouds but closer to returning home safely.
Canon PowerShot A80