During our hut to hut across the Brenta Dolomites, I perhaps foolishly decided to carry my tripod, filters and wide angle lens with me. This left me with a very heavy bag, but did enable me to make the most of staying high in the mountains and the beautiful evening and morning light.
The other advantage of doing the route in September is that sunset and sunrise are both at respectable times, this even allowed me to some time where the sky was actually dark to try my hand at astro photography for the first time. Totally by accident I managed to find the milky way!
Despite sunrise being around 7, I still struggled to drag myself out of bed the next morning having not slept that well. But I am very glad I did, as it was a beautiful morning and it was a great way to start the day.