I distinctly remember when this picture was taken. Nuru, my 15-year-old Sherpa guide and companion was leading us back to Namche Bazaar, racing the dark and a thickening fog. Nuru seemed to know every turn of the 3-foot-wide mountainside trail, but I didn’t know Namche was close until we were there. We had been traveling for hours, coming down from Gorak Shep at the base of the trail up to Everest. The mountain in this painting is Ama Dablam.
Fog above Namche measures approximately 15.5″ x 11.5.” World Travel prints are editions of 30, signed and numbered. They are printed to order on Epson Velvet Fine Art 13″ x 19″ matte paper, with an Epson 3880 9-ink printer.
These photographs were taken in the pre-digital days when one shot Kodachrome, film took up space, and cameras weighed a lot. In 1985 I took 18 months to travel around the world, shooting slides and painting watercolors. In 2014 I went back through these images to choose some of my favorites for a series of limited edition prints.