There was nothing more magical than walking under starlight (and headlamps). The best moment of our climb was to witness St. Helens glowing in silent darkness, and gradually lighting up like a film developing in darkroom. The sheer volume of the mountain was so much more mind-blowing in dark than daylight.
It is not all about summiting. It is about the experience, partnership, and inspiration to find out more and more and more about the mountains.