The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) selected my photograph of a fellow guide at high camp on the Kautz Glacier route on Mt Rainier as the First Place winner in their Wilderness photo contest last fall. The photo is on the cover of their quarterly newsletter, the GUIDE Bulletin, for Winter 2015.
The camp is located at 13,000 ft and overlooks the southern Cascades. The clouds were beautiful that day, and after all the guiding chores were finished, everyone was able to relax a bit and take in the scene. This is one of my favorite camps on the mountain, and I wanted to capture the feeling of sitting out in the sun with the vast expanses of the mountains below and the sky above.