There is an unusual art gallery that we are looking for in the Geo Quiz. It is the highest art gallery in the world, nestled among some of the world’s most famous glaciers including the Khumbu glacier. It’s not at the summit of Mt. Everest, but that would a good, close guess.
This gallery and photo exhibition was designed to fit into a large tent that was erected at 17,600 feet. So It’s not too easy to get to this place. From Kathmandu it takes a couple of days of strenuous travel. In fact, the gallery patrons are a hardy lot; the visitor’s log has been signed by more than a thousand alpine trekkers and sherpas.
The gallery itself is in Nepal, in the Himalayas, and it looks out on the southeast ridge of the world’s highest peak. Can you pinpoint its location?
Mt. Everest South Base Camp, in Nepal at an altitude of 17,598 feet, is the answer to the Geo Quiz.
The exhibit is called “Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya.”
Marco Werman talks to David Breashears, executive director of GlacierWorks.