Glenn Randall: Sunrise From The Summits



“Summits are magical places. Reaching a peak gives me the exhilarating, humbling, and awe-inspiring experience of being a tiny speck on top of the world. To me, mountaineering is a metaphor for the human condition. It embodies iconcrete form the way we reach for the sky, yet can only climb so high.”

In the Fall of 2015, museum goers can experience these complex emotions vicariously through the poignant landscape photographs of Colorado local Glenn Randall. Select images from Randall’s latest book, Sunrise from the Summit: First Light on Colorado’s Fourteeners, will be on display throughout the fall in the American Mountaineering Museum. A seven year project, the Sunrise from the Summitbook showcases 92 images accompanied by the stories behind the most eventful ascents. Glenn has been practicing landscape photography for 35 years and has mastered capturing not just the scenery, but the emotions that often accompany the scenes. For this particular project, he choose to summit each of Colorado’s 54 Fourteeners before sunrise to capture the first light on the landscapes. The result is dramatic, or as Glenn says “The photos I've chosen to show here are the closest I've come to capturing the joy, excitement, and wonder of climbing a Fourteener.”