Taken in Nepal 2007
Ross traveled to Nepal many times with the Alex Lowe Charitable foundation to Phortse where they worked and lived among the villagers teaching the annual classes of the Khumbu Climbing School.*
Following the school at Phortse in 2007 Ross and climbing partners Whit Magro, Adam Knoff and Kris Erickson remained in the Himalayas to make an ascent of Tawoche. This image captures a lone climber and Tawoche.
Below is the URL link to the Alpinist Magazine Article written about their climb and the second ascent of the East Ridge (VI 5.9 A12, 1600m) of Tawoche (6495m), Khumbu Himal, Nepal in two decades. It was the first ascent in winter depending on your calendar. Photographs in the article are by Ross.
Print Details: 11.5”x 17.5” image with 3.5” matte and 1 1/4” black frame
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*The Khumbu School is a school teaching English as a second language and mountain rescue skills to Sherpa. The Mission of this project of the ALCF is to improve the safety of climbs in the region and help improve the life expectancy of Sherpa who guide these ascents. Ross traveled with them multiple times to be on the team.