2012 - 100 Favorite! - MountainGroovePhotography

#51 - On July 10, there was a strong solar flare off of the sun. On July 12, I was in basecamp at Meany Crest, at 9,000' on Mt Rainier, leading a climb of Little Tahoma. I arose early (1am) to shoot the predicted Northern Lights. To the naked eye, the aurora was white. But the sensor caught the greens and purples of the lights with a 30" exposure (I used a makeshift tripod of rocks). Here, I stood about 200 feet up on the Frying Pan glacier, as the rest of the climbing party prepared for the climb.