Peak(s):  Wetterhorn Peak  -  14,015 feet
Date Posted:  07/14/2011
Date Climbed:   07/03/2011
Author:  mattpayne11
 Sunrise from 14,015 feet...  

Sorry again for the delay. After a week and a half of photo editing and a belated birthday celebration for my incredible wife, I was finally able to get caught up on my trip reports. Please enjoy my latest installment, which surely felt great to finally write.

Wetterhorn is easily in my top 5 mountains of all time. What an amazing experience.

Thanks for visiting!

HDR Pano from the summit of Wetterhorn

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

Amazing Photos
07/15/2011 03:20
Great job on making the summit, the photos are awesome!


Wow what an awesome photo
07/15/2011 04:10
That HDR Pano looks like it should be in a gallery selling for hundreds of dollars. Nice job!


Thanks guys
07/15/2011 04:18
Randal - I really appreciate the kind words!


What amazing pictures!
07/15/2011 05:54
Great report! I enjoyed reading it. Now I know who the ”photographer” was! thanks for mentioning me on the report
Yes, wasn't that plane something, it caught us by surprise when we were climbing the wall, we just saw his tail as he turned.


07/15/2011 12:39
I bet that was quite an experience! He really flew low there - I bet he was having a ton of fun haha


great photo & video
07/15/2011 16:58
That sunrise photo would make a great painting. Fabulous trip report/video, thank you Matt.


Awesome report!
07/15/2011 17:22
Doing Sneffels tomorrow and have Wetterhorn in my sights for the next few weeks. Really appreciate the great pics! (art really!)
Dr. Dave


07/15/2011 19:19
Incredible should be getting paid for this kinda photography if you're not already!


07/15/2011 22:57
Absolutely stunning! I love those pictures bro.


07/16/2011 02:48
Matt, way to go dude! Hey man, I have to're doing the hard part already. Making the summit before sunrise takes precision planning, execution and most of all.. motivation. Most people just won't get up that early to work hard. But once you experience that kind of moment, nothing will ever compare unless you do it again. Sorry, going forward you will be jaded.

The easy part is to carry a tripod. Most any tripod will do your photography big time justice. Over the years I've spoken to many great photographers and asked the question, ”what was the single best advice you have received to make your images better?” Most will tell you it's the tripod. Shooting RAW will be a close second. I love your passion. Passion for being there when it (magic light) all goes down, and passion for the mountains! I'm here for ya man, let me know if you need any advice.



Thanks man
07/17/2011 18:32
Kane - I really appreciate the comments and advice - as you know, I really think your work is amazing. I did bring a tripod with me a couple of weeks ago - that was fun. I am hoping to get a lighter weight tripod soon to carry up with me. For now, my Gorilla Pod will have to do! I already shoot RAW, so that's good!

And thanks again!


07/18/2011 15:46
Looks like an amazing time to be on the top of wetterhorn!

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