Vitaliy and I climbed the East Face of Mt Whitney car-to-car. I left the TH at 1am and made it to Iceberg Lake 3 hrs later to do some night photography, while Vitaliy slept at the TH & left at 2:45am. We spent 5 hrs doing the climb. The Mountaineer's route was snowy & icy and with my tweaked knee I didn't make it down to the TH until about 9pm. A long day!
Although I didn't make it to Iceberg Lake until 4am, I still had a couple of hours before sunrise, so I set my camera up for some long exposure shots, then hopped into my bivy sack. I hadn't brought anything more than a jacket to wear inside, but that was plenty to sleep comfortably. It was windy out, which made for some shaky stars.