E-M1, 12-40 and Rokinon FE tag along on 28 mile, 30 hour volcano bumrush.

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Wallybipster Senior Member • Posts: 1,291
E-M1, 12-40 and Rokinon FE tag along on 28 mile, 30 hour volcano bumrush.

Hello everyone,

I was fortunate, or crazy enough (I'd say both) to have a brief window with my favorite climbing partner, so we made an attempt to climb to the summit of the island I live on and get back in under 30 hours.  This includes a bushwhack through a long, nasty bog, some meandering around alpine meadows, and then a climb up a broad, 6,000 foot volcano on snow, ice, and pumice.

Anyway, considering how hard we were pushing, I didn't have tons of time to stage shots, or get perfect settings.  Note how many of them feature the backside of my buddy.  Some of these images could certainly have been executed better.  But overall, after this whole experience, I can't imagine what rig I would prefer attached to me and ready to go over so many miles, rough terrain, and changing weather and lighting conditions.  Ok, I do miss my EM-5 just a little for this, but I couldn't afford to keep them both.

Feel free to critique or comment on anything, like the last shot not being pixel-perfect for example.  Thanks for looking,


Fresh of the beach and into the bog.

A few miles of squelching bog, and someone's imagination was getting the better of him.

In the tall grass

Break time before the climb

Boot change after the boggy bushwhack

Looking back

Green March

Snowfield Base

Brief tease through the clouds.

Oh Crap

Punching Through

Riding the Cleaver

Caldera Rim

Inside the Rim


Time to hit the road

Off the rim

Hello again clouds

Good Morning

Last Look


Fuzzy Flowers

 Wallybipster's gear list:Wallybipster's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Olympus E-M5 II Olympus Zuiko Digital 300mm 1:2.8 Olympus Zuiko Digital 2.0x Teleconverter EC-20 Olympus Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter EC-14 +6 more
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