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Mountaineers often get going early when tackling routes that involve snow or potential for rockfall. Although the first 15 minutes can be a little rough, the experience becomes magical when the train of headlamps steps onto the glacier and illuminates its way up the face as the sun slowly get sour of bed. This was taken at our Mount Sir Douglas base camp a couple of weeks back. I simply set up the tripod and camera to shoot multiple 4-second exposures (at ISO 400 and f/4.0), started packing for the day and later on picked my favourite frame. The sky is the result of all of those frames, i.e. several minutes of exposure. Mount Sir Douglas, Kananaskis/Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.