Thursday, June 1, 2017

City Daily Photo June Theme Day: Nature

Mt. Everest

I'm mostly an urban street photographer. A trip into the archives was required to come up with something for this theme day.

This may be the single photo I'm most proud of. It was certainly the most difficult - Mt. Everest on a rare clear day. Long way to go for starters. We were travelling in Tibet with a small group, accompanied by English and Tibetan guides. There was a night at base camp, accessible by a very rough road. The shot was taken at 17,200 feet / 5,242 meters. I had pretty bad altitude sickness. Two men in the group had to grab me under the arms and pull me up the last little hill to the overlook. It was worth every effort.

Maybe there is something to the fact that Ansel Adams and I share a birthday. (Well, Kurt Cobain, too.) Okay, that's an exaggeration. Other than this shot not much has rubbed off.

7 comments:

s.c said...

Indeed a very nice shot and by reading the introduction the more remarkable it becomes. Something to never forget.

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful shot! Very Ansel Adams!

William Kendall said...

Breathtaking- literally! It speaks volumes that the base camps around Everest are at that altitude, higher than the vast majority of people ever go to in the first place.

bill burke said...

A beautiful shot Bob. I would be very proud of it too.

RedPat said...

So gorgeous, Bob!

Stefan Jansson said...

It was worth the effort. I hope to take a similar photo there one day.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Amazing photo and even better to know the story behind it. Congratulations on your efforts!