2013, charcoal and chalk on paper, 1 * 6,5 meters.
Hundreds of mountaineers went there and many more want to go there. But little people so far had the opportunity to enjoy the view from the summit of Mount Everest without being in a hurry. Now, everybody can study the view – the first 360 panorama view without any clouds from top of Mount Everest is here.
You do not need to suffer low oxygen supply, bad weather and storms, congestion of climbers or simply exhaustion. There is no need any more to study every map, photo, drawing you get hold of. The pictures on the top lead you to an interactive photography of the drawing. The commented break-down of the drawing elucidates the main mountains (the numbers specify the rank of the mountain).
Video of the 360 Panorama View from Mount Everest
Continue reading for a detailed description of the panorama view, original photos without text, and a map including markers for most important viewpoints.
In 1984 Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander summited Gasherbrum I in a storm – only a view days after reaching the summit of Gasherbrum II. This remains the only summit of two 8000ers at one time without returning to base camp.
The summit is small and dangereous – you cannot stand there. After exertion for days Messner and Kammerlander rotated shortly below summit and obviousely it was difficult to get a nice view.
Reinhold Messner on Gasherbrum I, Oil on Cancas, 2012
Messner has written history on this mountain before. In 1975 Peter Habeler and he summited Gasherbrum I in alpine style. That was the first time an 8000er was reached without the use of supplementary oxygen, little luggage and with minimal help.
This paintings show what mountaineers see while climbing Mount Everest. The north east ridge from below, the clouds above the valley of silence, avalanches and the last steps on the ridge below summit.
This landscape paintings have not been selectd by accident, but the reflect views from the most touristic paths on this mountain. Many climbers take the main routes over the south or the north col and have seen this.
It also could have been the last thing they see. Since this views can be seen from the main routes on Mount Everest, everone who has seen the sceneries in real, also has seen dead bodies on the way.
The highest mountain in the world attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as novice climbers who are willing to pay substantial sums to professional mountain guides to complete a successful climb.
The mountain, while not posing substantial technical climbing difficulty on the standard route, still has many inherent dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind.
By the end of the 2008 climbing season, there had been over 14.000 attemps to summit and over 4,500 ascents to the summit by about 2,700 individuals.By the end of 2009. More than a third of all ascents have been reached since 2007.