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alpenglow

[′al·pən‚glō]
(meteorology)
A reappearance of sunset colors on a mountain summit after the original mountain colors have faded into shadow; also, a similar phenomenon preceding the regular coloration at sunrise.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The transaction is the first for Alpenglow Rail, which is backed by private equity firm Stonecourt Capital.
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As I roll across the dining room floor, my headtorch is made redundant by the alpenglow.
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After dinner, the staffers (usually in their early 20s and from all over the country) introduce themselves and talk about the camps' history, or sing a few songs (sometimes transcendently, sometimes, well, not so much) or tell us how to find the best view of the alpenglow on Clouds Rest ridge.
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"As a new student at MSU in 1970, I was stunned by the technicolor sunsets that fill the sky and light up the Bridger Mountains with alpenglow," says resident Alice Flynn.
"And after ten years of wandering and wondering in the heart of it,'' he wrote in "The Yosemite,'' "rejoicing in its glorious floods of light, the white beams of the morning streaming through the passes, the noonday radiance on the crystal rocks, the flush of the alpenglow, and the irised sprays of countless waterfalls, it still seems above all others the Range of Light.''
Above stands a feature called the West Shoulder that can shed avalanches on a "pretty regular basis", said Ballinger, who works for Alpenglow Expeditions and was preparing to depart for Nepal.
The sun is now cresting to the east and alpenglow illuminates the faces of my fellow warriors.