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hikers climbing backcountry mountains in Alaska
August 11, 2015

Alaskan Air

“It is hard to ascend a mountain but it is worth it when you see views from the top and enjoy descending,” writes Your Shot member Saku Okamoto, who captured this image while on a winter expedition to Alaska’s backcountry.

Okamoto’s image was recently featured in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

Photograph by Saku Okamoto, National Geographic Your Shot
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