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Awakening Mountains by RobertoBertero Awakening Mountains by RobertoBertero
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From left to right:
P.te de Ronce 3.611 m, Grand Roc Noir 3.563 m, Grand Casse 3.852 m, P.ta Marmottere 3.384 m, Grande Motte 3.656 m.

Sunrise as seen from the summit of Mount Rocciamelone (3,538 m - 11,608 ft), Susa valley, Italy.
The first warm rays of light are shyly painting the snowy peaks of the frontal mountain range, the Valnoise National Park.
Peace, silence and a gentle breeze all around.

I think this is one of the most significant moments that, until now, I've been able to capture on the mountains.
It does not have the "wow factor"... which in my opinion leaves you with the same rapidity which it appears... it's showing instead the simple amazing grace of events that are actually happening on daily basis... just too far from the eyes of most people... bound as we are in our city life, usually detached from these simple pleasures of nature.

A friend of mine once asked me a question: "What matters most: what surprises you or what touches your heart?"
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You always find unusual aspects of earthly beauty to feature!  :)   And they do touch the heart.  emerald-green heart bullet 
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psyfre Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Exceptional. Love it!!!!
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porbital Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011   Photographer
Your photo is featured to my journal [link]
Thanks,

Pete
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your deviation has been featured in my journal. link
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Merhlin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Lovely picture. Goes without saying. But what a marvelous place to "observe" and I like your observations as well as your photo. Being in the mountains always recharges my energy and reconnects me spiritually. It's hard to be in mountains of this kind of grandeur and not feel a "presence" and/or intelligent design. But that's just my take on it. Bottom line, it's beautiful and I'm jealous of your experience.
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Wonderful capture.
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ayazahmad Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
woah!
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vincentfavre Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Superb ;) I know these french mountains very well.
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you Vincent,
absolutely, it's plenty of wonderful mountains in France, I deeply love the Ecrins too!
all the best! :-)
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cylia522 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Amazing photo :)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
beautiful:)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome, very well done.

Alex
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Arafinwearcamenel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Amazing.
Is Mount Rocciamelone hard to climb ? Is it climbing or just walking. And what are the names of the mountains of the horizon ? Would like to come and see this with my own eyes. :D
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you Gilles!
I've added the names of the mountains in the photo caption :-)
Yes, it's a great view indeed, but I must tell you that I've been about 25 times on the top of this mountain and only that time I've found the perfect combination of low clouds, clear sky. I hope you'll be lucky as well, if not more!

Here you are the informations you need:
by car from Torino to Susa. Then, from Susa you follow the military road to "La Riposa" (2,205 m.), where is situated a parking area. Here starts the south trail.
By foot you follow the path to the refuge "Ca d'Asti" (2,854 m.), in average 1 hour and half from "La Riposa".
Then you follow the red signs, and with an other 1 hour and half... maybe 2 hours or more (accordingly to your training), you can reach the summit.
You'll find also some fixed ropes in the last part of the path... these can be very useful especially in case of bad weather, rain, slippery ground... because it's a bit steep and exposed... but for those accustomed to high mountains (and obiously non suffering from vertigo) it doesn't present any problem at all. Just watch your step.
I've just pointed out these things because, you know, there are other people here who can read, so it's important to be precise, and prevent risks, but I'm sure you will reach this summit with no problems at all! :-)

There is also another route, on the north side, from the Vił valley. By car till to Malciaussia (you'll see a lovely lake) then by foot... after 2 hour walk you'll find the rifuge "Tazzetti" (2,642 m), then you go up to the Rocciamelone glacier (better to bring crampons here) then up to the north ridge till to the summit. 3 hours from the refuge.
Yes, this route takes longer than the other one. I must say that the view up from Susa is also more scenic, open, instead from Malciaussia you are constantly in a hollow, but it's more in alpine style.
So... choose according to your preferences.
Best wishes!
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Arafinwearcamenel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thank you very much for this answer !
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