Gallery Publication – ‘Artist on Everest: Being Human at Base Camp’ By Derek Eland – Foreword by Kenton Cool
Extraordinary personal accounts, stories and images from the world’s first artist in residence at Everest base camp.
In 2016, British Artist Derek Eland embedded himself at Everest base camp for six weeks during the April-May summit season, in an effort to explore the motivations and experiences of would be Everest climbers, Sherpas, trekkers and others in their own words. He wasn’t driven by the famous Mallory quote “Because it’s there” but more by what Edmund Hillary said “ its not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” to try and find an answer to the question: why do people need to climb or visit Everest? This book recounts the key stories from climbers, Sherpas, guides, Icefall Doctors, camp works, porters and trekkers, written in the shadow of Everest. By the end of the climbing season hundreds of stories were written by people from dozens of different nationalities. They are honest, immediate moving and humbling accounts of why people go there.
The book also includes Derek’s personal account of his extraordinary adventure and includes 190 colour photographs which he took during his residency and over 60 handwritten postcards collected in the Diary room.
ARTIST ON EVEREST: Being Human at Base Camp
By Derek Eland. Foreword by Kenton Cool.
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Published by Rheged on 27 April 2017
191 pages, 190 colour photographs,
Publisher : Rheged
Product dimension 22.5cms x 29cms x 2cms