In 2006 and 2007 a discovery channel documentation was aired which showed climbers up there way to the Mount Everest. These mountaineers were part of the expeditions.
The series touts Brice’s experience, weather savvy, and professionalism compared to other groups on the mountain. Following the first season, Brice became part of a controversy over the death of climber David Sharp, who was found in a weakened state high on the mountain by Brice’s climbers.
In the series, Brice says about 80% of his “mates” have died during his climbing career. Mark Jennings, UK, died in 1998 on Everest. Brice found his body at 8,200 meters. Michael Rheinberger was also one of Brice’s good friends. His body remains on Everest after he died there in 1994. Rob Hall, who died on the mountain in the 1996 disaster was also a friend.
Oil and tempera on canvas, 2010, 60 * 50 cm
The portraits is part of the “Top of the world” series.