The weather condition in Himalaya and especially on Mount Everest is extreme. Not only the very low temperature of in average between −36 °C and −19 °C on the summit and the thin air make it difficult to cope with the terrain.
Also the wind is a challenge for itself. For the reason of the small distance to India humid air reaches the summit of Mount Everest. It can be up to 300 km/h fast and lead to more than 3 meters fresh snow per day.
Summits are only possible on certain days per year and even with weather forecast live threatening situations can occur.
Oil and tempera on canvas, 2010, 60 * 50 cm.
The painting storm is part of the “Top of the world” series.