Photo: Climber descending from Mannen in winter, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 23, 2015. 13:50
On a cold winter day in February my friend Till and I headed up to the summit of Mannen via a direct route on the south face. After some time on the summit, the winds were picking up at it was time to head down. Figuring the route we ascended wouldn’t be too fun to head down, we took the normal tourist trail down from the summit. Although it winter, it is a bit more adventurous that the easy walk of summer.
As I remained on the summit, packing my gear, Till began the descent. Appearing as a lone figure on the ridge, with clouds seeming to radiate from Himmeltindan in the background, I quickly pulled out my camera for a few more images.
Not the best light, but this scene illustrates typical winter conditions in the mountains of Lofoten.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8