Everest, Népal - 1997

Mont Everest, Himalaya, Nepal (27°59’N – 86°56’E).


Original Edition Signed and Numbered

In the Himalayan mountain range, Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth is 8.848 m high. Sagarmatha, which means “he whose head touches the sky” in Nepali, or Chomolongma, “the world’s Goddess-Mother” in Tibetan, is also named after the British colonel George Everest who was asked to draw a map of India in 1852. But it was only on May 29 1953 that the New Zealander Edmund Hilary and the Nepalese Sherpa Norgay Tensing first walked on the “roof of the world”. The Himalayan Mountains are seen as invincible and unchanging and yet, they are in full environmental mutation. The region’s increase in temperature (+ 1 °C since 1970) has led to the widespread melting of glaciers. Lakes high up in the mountains are therefore filling up so fast that some of them could overflow or burst their banks, endangering the lives of millions of people in the valley. Three quarters of Himalayan glaciers are decreasing – like all the Earth’s alpine glaciers. The consequences would be serious as mountain glaciers provide almost a sixth part of the world’s population with water. Glaciers act as storage reservoirs that contribute to streamflow during periods of low flow.


Taken in 1997, It is a silver photography. His original slide is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.


Original work by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.

Original Edition Signed and Numbered

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- Format 1, 2 & 3 = 2 cm of white border around the image
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Digital print made by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio. Canon IPF 9400 Ink-jet printer, pigmentary ink, printing on acid free 100% cotton fibre paper (Museo Silver Rag)

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