At the wee hour of 11:30PM, we wake up to climb the mountain for the sunrise. We link up with a Peruvian and get to it. Some easy climbing until the altitude takes its toll beyond 16,000 feet, after frequent breaks I am successful and see one of the most epic sunrises of my life complete with the setting moon near the top of the peaks shadow.
Feeling like shit on the summit, but very happy at 18,491 feet above sea level. Photo courtesy of Jake