At 3143 meters, Mt, Fansipan is the highest point in Vietnam. This is on the summit.
Though not by choice so much, I ascended by a lesser-taken route that was actually longer and steeper than the more-normal trail. It was a pretty grueling climb using jungle roots as ladders and, later powering along eroded hiking paths-turned-rivers and though ankle-deep mud. But like all great adventures, the pain and discomfort were forgotten when it was all said and done. It was a worthwhile three days.
As for the photo, I don't think I much succeed in looking relaxed and natural while posing, soaked to the bone in the rain, holding an umbrella in a wasted attempt to stay dry while pointing the camera back towards myself, trying to both keep it dry AND compose an artistic photo.
Location: Mt. Fansipan, Vietnam
Lens used: 24-105mm f4.0 IS