Himalaya

  • Karakoram - Balti dancers

    Image ID
    FOT748289
    Caption
    Karakoram - Balti dancers
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2629 px
    Keywords
    Pakistan; Karakoram Range; Baltis; tribesmen; high altitude; dance; ethnic; traditional; Baltistan; arid; mountains; remote; Himalaya; Central Asia; porters
    Description
    KARAKORAM RANGE, Pakistan : Balti expedition porters stage an impromptu dance near the remote bivouac site of Bardumul (c. 3300m. / 10,800 ft) below the sharp peak of Bakhor Das (5809m./19,058 ft)
  • Karakoram - Balti porters, Baltoro

    Image ID
    FOT748290
    Caption
    Karakoram - Balti porters, Baltoro
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2327 px
    Keywords
    Karakoram; Himalaya; Central Asia; Baltistan; Pakistan; Baltis; Baltoro; mountains; high altitude; porters; glacier; men; native; expedition; ethnic; savage; rugged; inhospitable,
    Description
    KARAKORAM RANGE, Pakistan : Balti expedition porters on the rubble-covered Baltoro Glacier at an altitude of about 4600m. (15,000 ft) en route to Concordia and K2. ref: 110.1/38/10
  • Nepal Himalaya - Tamang youth

    Image ID
    FOT748318
    Caption
    Nepal Himalaya - Tamang youth
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2305 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Tamang; Himalaya; high altitude; boy; youth; man; traditional dress; hardy; cold; kukri; Asia, tribesman, ethnic, native
    Description
    NEPAL HIMALAYA : Youthful Tamang porter in the remote Buri Gandaki valley. Central Nepal. Note his characteristic hand-woven coat and large kukri knife. ref ; 1018143.021 (105. 2/2/12 (3)
  • Nepal, Yak-herd girl, Kangchenjunga

    Image ID
    FOT748323
    Caption
    Nepal, Yak-herd girl, Kangchenjunga
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2716 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Himalaya; woman; girl; youth; ethnic; traditional dress; cold; high altitude; herdsman; dog; tent; mountains; remote; rugged; lonely; Lonak; pasture; Tibetan
    Description
    Far East NEPAL : at Lonak Kharka below Kangchenjunga at 4700m. (15,420 ft) a yak-herd girl (aged 15) is seen beside her tent - aided by her dog she tends 150 animals. ref: 1016038.021
  • Everest from Rongbuk Monastery

    Image ID
    FOT940414
    Caption
    Everest from Rongbuk Monastery
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3700 x 5528 px
    Keywords
    antiquity; Buddhist; building; chorten; culture; distant view; Everest; geographical; glacier; high altitude; hillside; Himalaya; imposing; inhospitable; jet stream; landform; monastery; moraine; mountain; North East Ridge; North Face; religious;...
    Description
    TIBET : Mount Everest (8848m./29,029 ft) is seen from the north over the celebrated Rongbuk Monastery at 4970m ( 16,300 ft) - the Base Camp location for attempts from the northern - Tibetan - side. ref: 1018308
  • Yeti Scalp at Pangboche, Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT635022
    Caption
    Yeti Scalp at Pangboche, Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3729 x 4724 px
    Keywords
    Nepal, Himalaya, Khumbu, Pangboche, monastery, gompa, yeti, scalp, abominable-snowman, sherpa, head, relic, treasure, mystery, Everest, animal, humanoid, enigma, enigmatic, mysterious, great-ape, throw-back, Tibetan, Buddhist, sacred, artifact, culture,...
    Description
    Nepal - Khumbu Himalaya : SCALP of a YETI or 'Abominable Snowman' - an ancient treasure in the safekeeping of the sherpa monastery (or 'gompa') at PANGBOCHE near the foot of Mount Everest. ref 1009217.021
  • Yeti scalp at Pangboche, Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT635023
    Caption
    Yeti scalp at Pangboche, Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3713 x 4724 px
    Keywords
    Nepal, Himalaya, Khumbu, Pangboche, monastery, gompa, yeti, scalp, abominable-snowman, sherpa, head, relic, treasure, mystery, Everest, animal, humanoid, enigma, enigmatic, mysterious, great-ape, throw-back, Tibetan, Buddhist, sacred, artifact, culture,...
    Description
    Nepal, KHUMBU HIMALAYA ; an expedition sherpa displays the scalp of a YETI or "Abominable Snowman", an ancient treasure in the keeping of the monks at the sherpa monastery or 'gompa' of PANGBOCHE close to the foot of Mount Everest.
  • Kathmandu Taxi - circa 1971

    Image ID
    FOT635035
    Caption
    Kathmandu Taxi - circa 1971
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4724 x 3160 px
    Keywords
    Nepal, Kathmandu, Taxi, bonnet, hood, tiger, decoration, livery, Ambassador-car, motor-car, car, primitive, decor, Morris-Oxford, old-car, ethnic, detail, paintwork, art, colourful, vernacular, tigers-head, badge, animal, indigenous,
    Description
    KATHMANDU TAXI - circa 1971 : by law all taxis had to display the tiger's head motif on the bonnet - usually in those days an Indian Ambassador car, the old Morris Oxford built under licence. Nepal.
  • Nepal, Jalja La rhododendron wood

    Image ID
    FOT654892
    Caption
    Nepal, Jalja La rhododendron wood
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4724 x 3395 px
    Keywords
    blossom, moss, gnarled, forest, woodland, trees, rhododendron, altitude, wilderness, Himalaya, Nepal, Dhaula, Spring, Jaljala, flowers, colourful, pink, wild,
    Description
    Nepal HIMALAYA : Rhododendron (ericaceae) trunks and blossom, at 10,000 feet on the slopes of the Jalja La, April. Dhaula Himal.
  • Nepal - montane forest, Gurkha Himal

    Image ID
    FOT654903
    Caption
    Nepal - montane forest, Gurkha Himal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4724 x 3135 px
    Keywords
    Nepal, Himalaya, Gurkha-Himal, Chuling, forest, trees, mist, shapes, silhouette, remote, mysterious, spectral, wilderness, trackless, atmospheric, moody, ghostly, wild, montane-forest, winter, bare-trees, graphic,
    Description
    Nepal HIMALAYA : mist-enshrouded montane forest at 8,000 feet altitude in the remote glen of the Chuling Khola in the Gurkha Himal.
  • Forest on Lamjura Pass, Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT654904
    Caption
    Forest on Lamjura Pass, Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4724 x 3185 px
    Keywords
    Nepal, Himalaya, foothills, forest, rhododendron, Encaceae, moss, gnarled, stunted, altitude, moss, lichen, weather-beaten, Lamjura, pass, moody, wilderness,
    Description
    Nepal HIMALAYA : RHODODENDRON FOREST (Encaceae) on the crest of the LAMJURA PASS at altitude of 11,580 ft / 3530m. - one of the passes on the classic cross-country approach march to the Khumbu and Everest. September.
  • Nepal, cloud sea below Pun Hill

    Image ID
    FOT654908
    Caption
    Nepal, cloud sea below Pun Hill
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4724 x 2894 px
    Keywords
    Nepal, Himalaya, Ghoropani-La, dramatic, atmospheric, moody, contemplative, tranquil, graphic, hills, forest, person, man, cloud-sea, thinker, Pun-Hill, Annapurna, distance, silhouette, foothills, hill-top, evening, peaceful, alone, lonely, silent,...
    Description
    Nepal : a contemplative moment at dusk on Pun Hill (9,940 ft) above the pass of Ghorapani La. Southwards, a cloud sea covers the lowalnds of Central Nepal.
  • Nepal - Pun Hill contemplative

    Image ID
    FOT654911
    Caption
    Nepal - Pun Hill contemplative
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3439 x 4724 px
    Keywords
    portrait-format, book-jacket, sky-lettering, cover, dramatic, atmospheric, moody, tranquil, contemplative, graphic, hills, forest, man, thinker, cloud-sea, Pun-Hill, Nepal, Himalaya, distance, silhouette, Ghoropani-La, foothills, Annapurna, hill-top,...
    Description
    Nepal - evening on the summit of Pun Hill (9,938 ft) above the Ghoropani La in the Annapurna foothills. Southwards a cloud-sea covers the lowlands towards the Indian plains.
  • Morning light on the Jugal Himalaya

    Image ID
    FOT654925
    Caption
    Morning light on the Jugal Himalaya
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3411 x 4724 px
    Keywords
    Nepal, Himalaya, mountain, Jugal, Dorje-Lakpa, distant, atmospheric, dawn, forest, altitude, shadow, light, bush, bamboo, monochrome, shapes, portrait-format, cover, book-jacket, design, black&white
    Description
    Nepal HIMALAYA : dawn light floods Dorje Lakpa (6989m) and the surrounding peaks of the Jugal Himal in the distance while momentarily illuminating the bush in the still-shadowed foreground.
  • Nepal - descent from Khari La, Solu

    Image ID
    FOT654931
    Caption
    Nepal - descent from Khari La, Solu
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3155 x 4724 px
    Keywords
    Nepal, Himalaya, forest, exotic, portrait-format, lead-into-distance, misty, ferns, leaves, trees, trail, pathway, colourful, atmospheric, moody, Khari-La, Dudh-Kosi, autumn, lush, Solu, Khumbu,
    Description
    Nepal HIMALAYA : in Solu the forest track up the Dudh Kosi Valley descends from the Khari La towards Surke before climbing gradually into Khumbu and Namche Bazar.
  • Camp Fire, Nepal Himalaya

    Image ID
    FOT677009
    Caption
    Camp Fire, Nepal Himalaya
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2333 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Himalaya; mist; evening; dusk; fire; flames; warmth; distant-snows; camp; logs; wood; fuel; camp fire; portrait-format; sky-lettering; PHOTOREF615; mountain; remote; wilderness; night, heat, cheerful,
    Description
    Nepal - Kumbhakarna Himal : camp fire at overnight camp beside the snout of the Yalung Glacier below Kangchenjunga. ref: 1013129
  • Meanders and River Terraces, Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT677016
    Caption
    Meanders and River Terraces, Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2250 px
    Keywords
    PHOTOREF954; Nepal; Himalaya; river; meander; terrace; foothills; cultivation; agriculture; river-terrace; geological; landform; geographical; landscape; erosion; monsoon; weather; climate
    Description
    Nepal : classic river Terraces above the meandering SETI KHOLA below the village of Mardi Pul to the north of Pokhara in the Annapurna foothills. Late monsoon season. ref :1035542.021
  • In the Gez Gorge, Chinese Xinjiang

    Image ID
    FOT747669
    Caption
    In the Gez Gorge, Chinese Xinjiang
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2390 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    arid; Asia; badlands; bleak; boulders; Central Asia; China; desert; distant mountain; dry; erosion; geographical; geophysical; Gez Darya River; gorge; Gez Matterhorn; hot; Kungur; landform; mountains; portrait format; remote; sand; snowy mountain;...
    Description
    CHINA - XINJIANG - Kun Lun range : View from the ancient Silk Road as it traverses the desolate gorge of the Gez Darya river below the so-called 'Gez Matterhorn' - Point 5780m of the Kungar massif .. ref: 101562.021 (133.1/16/23)
  • Dhaulagiri - dusk from Pun Hill

    Image ID
    FOT748295
    Caption
    Dhaulagiri - dusk from Pun Hill
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2327 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Himalaya; Dhaulagiri; Pun Hill; mountain; dusk; cloud sea; weather; alpenglow, last light, meteorology; inversion; figure; silhouette; cloud; contemplative; thoughtful; view; distance; 8K peak; mist
    Description
    NEPAL HIMALAYA : DHAULAGIRI 1. (8167m./26,795 ft) is seen to the N.W. over the mist-filled Kali Gandaki valley from Pun Hill (3030m.) above the Ghoropani La. ref: 1013018.021 (101.5/32/6)
  • Mrs Junko Tabei - Everest summit

    Image ID
    FOT748301
    Caption
    Mrs Junko Tabei - Everest summit
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2286 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    arrival; climber; Everest; first woman; flags; Himalaya; Japanese; Junko Tabei; lady; monochrome; mountain; mountaineer; Nepal; outdoor clothing; personality; portrait format; snowy peak; success; summit; warm clothing; woman
    Description
    Mrs JUNKO TABEI ( b.1939) - Japanese mountaineer - stands on the summit of Mount Everest with the flags of Nepal and Japan on May 16th 1975, the first woman to do so. ref : 1022860.021 103. 1/A/19(1)
  • Schoolboys, Himalayan foothills

    Image ID
    FOT748306
    Caption
    Schoolboys, Himalayan foothills
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2356 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Himalaya; Asia; remote; schoolboys; ethnic; village; writing; language; English; learning; happy; Syabrubensi; boys; monochrome; black and white; friends; pen; writing, portrait format, Tamang, Tibetan,
    Description
    NEPAL HIMALAYA - two schoolboys at remote Syabrubensi village close to the Tibetan frontier, flaunt their new felt-tip pens and their already passable English : Lobsang, age 13, is a Tibetan refugee, his pal Sonam, also 13, is a Tamang. ref: 3007/6/7
  • Nepalese schoolboys - Syabrubensi

    Image ID
    FOT748307
    Caption
    Nepalese schoolboys - Syabrubensi
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2381 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Himalaya; remote; schoolboys; Tamang; Tibetan; monochrome; black and white; pens; paper; wrting; learning; boys; friends; Syabrubensi; ethnic; native
    Description
    NEPAL, at the remote village of Syabrubensi up in the Himalayan foothills near the Tibetan frontier, schoolboys flaunt their new pens and their already passable English. Lobsang (13) at centre is a Tibetan refugee while his friends, also 13, belong to...
  • Sunwar maiden, Nepal foothills

    Image ID
    FOT748308
    Caption
    Sunwar maiden, Nepal foothills
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2429 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; woman; Sunwar; girl; maiden, ethnic; traditional dress; smile; jewellery; youth; Hindu; Namaste; native; jewellery, Himalaya, portrait format,
    Description
    NEPAL - Himalayan foothills : a Sunwar maiden at the wayside near Sikri in the valley of the Sun Kosi, greets a passing traveller. ref: 1018146 (105.2/2/15(01)
  • Cloud sea below Pun Hill, Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT748312
    Caption
    Cloud sea below Pun Hill, Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2183 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Himalaya; foothills; silhouette; panoramic; cloud sea; cloud; weather; inversion; dusk; figure; man; contemplative; meteorology; Pun Hill; view; distance, Annapurna Himal,
    Description
    NEPAL HIMALAYA - dusk above a cloud sea, view from the summit of PUN HILL in the Annapurna foothills. ref : 1034322.021
  • Sherpa family, Nepal Himalaya

    Image ID
    FOT748314
    Caption
    Sherpa family, Nepal Himalaya
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2421 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Himalaya; Khumbu; Namche Bazar; high altitude; tribesman; sherpa; man and woman; family; children; climber; sardar; national dress; ethnic; Buddhist; house; boys; girl; monochrome; black and white; mother and child; 2.1;
    Description
    NAMCHE BAZAR - NEPAL HIMALAYA : a sherpa family - Kancha Sherpa, the West Ridge Sardar of the 1971 International Everest Expedition and thus an important man, with his wife and children outside his house in Namche Bazar ( 11,300 ft / 3440m.) the...
  • Sherpas - supper at Lobjue

    Image ID
    FOT748317
    Caption
    Sherpas - supper at Lobjue
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2343 px
    Keywords
    Monochrome; black and white; sherpas; Tibetans; high altitude; Himalaya; men and women; camp; Lobuje; Khumbu; ethnic; natives; porters; camp fire; meal; cold; cooking; Nepal; tribesmen,
    Description
    NEPAL HIMALAYA - in the KHUMBU : local Sherpa and Tibetan folk, male and female, working as porters for an Everest expedition, settle down for their evening meal and bivouac at the traditional camp site of Lobjuje at an altitude of 16,200ft (4940m. )...
  • Sherpa cook in action, Everest

    Image ID
    FOT748328
    Caption
    Sherpa cook in action, Everest
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2604 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Mount Everest; high altitude; cook; food; cooking; cold; snow; tent; man; mountaineer; sherpa; Himalaya; primus; stove, man, Himalaya, portrait format,
    Description
    On MOUNT EVEREST : Mingma Sherpa brews-up on paraffin pressure stoves at Camp 1 (19,500 ft / 5950m.) in the Khumbu Icefall during the 1971 International Expedition. ref: 1024104.021 (226/4/21#)
  • Junko Tabei - returns from Everest

    Image ID
    FOT748330
    Caption
    Junko Tabei - returns from Everest
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2347 x 3189 px
    Keywords
    1975; Ang Tsering Sherpa; arrival; black & white; climbers; Everest; first woman; Himalaya; Japanese; Junko Tabei; lady; monochrome; native; Nepal; outdoor clothing; personality; portrait format; success; summit; woman, roped climbers,
    Description
    Mrs. JUNKO TABEI (b.1939) Japanese mountaineer - first woman to reach summit of MOUNT EVEREST - May 16th. 1975 - is seen arriving at Advanced Base Camp in the Western Cwm together with her rope-mate Ang Tsering Sherpa. ref : 1022859. ( 103.1/A/14 (1) )
  • Mount Everest - northern aspect

    Image ID
    FOT940415
    Caption
    Mount Everest - northern aspect
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3000 x 3883 px
    Keywords
    antiquity; Buddhist; distant view; Everest; geographical; glacier; high altitude; hillside; Himalaya; imposing; inhospitable; inscription; landform; mane stone; monastery; moraine; mountain; North East Ridge; North Face; religious; remote; ridge;...
    Description
    MOUNT EVEREST (8848m./29,028ft) is seen from the north among the ruins of the ancient Rongbuk Monastery at 4970m.(16,300 ft) in TIBET. This is the location of Base Camp for attempts from Tibet ref : 1018310.031
  • Mt. Everest - alpenglow, north flank

    Image ID
    FOT940417
    Caption
    Mt. Everest - alpenglow, north flank
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3500 x 4982 px
    Keywords
    alpenglow; colourful; distant view; dusk; evening; Everest; figure; high altitude; hiker; imposing; last light; lonely; moraine; mountain; North East Ridge; North Face; ridge; Rongbuk; silhouette; Tibet; trekker; viewpoint; West Ridge, meteorological,...
    Description
    MOUNT EVEREST (8848m./29.028ft) is seen at dusk from the north on the moraines above Rongbuk Monastery (4970m./16,300 ft). TIBET. ref : 1041702.021
  • Trekkers gaze at Mount Everest

    Image ID
    FOT940423
    Caption
    Trekkers gaze at Mount Everest
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2518 x 3761 px
    Keywords
    high altitude, arete; distant view; Everest; geographical; glacier; Gorak Shep; hikers; hillside; Himalaya; icefall; Kala Pattar; Khumbu; landform; moraine; mountains; Nepal; people; ridge; serac; trekkers; viewpoint; walkers; walking; Western Cwm;...
    Description
    MOUNT EVEREST (29,028'/8848m) : on the slopes of Kala Pattar above camp at Gorak Shep, two trekkers gaze eastwards across the Khumbu Glacier to the mountain. The South Col is seen on the skyline, right, and the tangled Khumbu Icefall is seen on the...
  • Everest - view from Mera

    Image ID
    FOT940428
    Caption
    Everest - view from Mera
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3699 x 4700 px
    Keywords
    arete; crest; distant view; Everest; geographical; glacier; high altitude; Himalaya; icefall; imposing; Khumbu; landform; Lhotse; Mera; mountains; Nepal; Nuptse; remote; ridge; serac; South Summit; South West Face; viewpoint; West Ridge; ice; savage;...
    Description
    MOUNT EVEREST (8848m/29,029ft) - flanked by the great peak of LHOTSE ( right - 8516m./27,940') - appears over the long crest of NUPTSE (left- 7879m./25,850'). The view is from the summit of Mera some 32 kms (20 miles) distant to the south ref...
  • Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri

    Image ID
    FOT940433
    Caption
    Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3700 x 5497 px
    Keywords
    arete; crag; crest; distant view; Everest; geographical; glacier; Gokyo Ri; high altitude; Himalaya; ice; imposing; inhospitable; jet stream; Khumbu; landform; mountain; Nepal; North East Ridge; North Face; portrait format; ridge; rock; rock feature, ;...
    Description
    Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal : MOUNT EVEREST ( 8848m./29,028ft) is seen from Gokyo Ri at some 5500m (18,000 ft). The South West is well seen with a glimpse across the North Face towards the North Ridge on the left. ref: 1006544.021
  • Mount Everest, north flank alpenglow

    Image ID
    FOT940437
    Caption
    Mount Everest, north flank alpenglow
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2684 x 4000 px
    Keywords
    alpenglow; altitude; colourful; distant view; dusk; evening; Everest; geographical; high altitude; Himalaya; imposing; last light; mountain; North East Ridge; North Face; ridge; South East Ridge; Tibet; viewpoint; West Ridge; Rongbuk, meteorological,...
    Description
    MOUNT EVEREST (8848m/29,028ft)- the northern, Tibetan, flank of the mountain catches the alpenglow at dusk. View southwards from near Base Camp at the Rongbuk monastery (4970m./16,300ft). ref ; 1006573.021
  • Trekkers ascend Everest viewpoint

    Image ID
    FOT940441
    Caption
    Trekkers ascend Everest viewpoint
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2851 x 3600 px
    Keywords
    high altitude; arete; distant view; Everest; geographical; glacier; Gorak Shep; hikers; hillside; Himalaya; ice; icefall; Kala Pattar; Khumbu; landform; moraine; mountains; Nepal; ridge; serac; snow; trekkers; viewpoint; Western Cwm, effort, portrait...
    Description
    NEPAL HIMALAYA - in the Khumbu : trekkers ascend the slopes of the high viewpoint of KALA PATTAR (c. 18,000 feet) above the camp site of Gorak Shep ( 16,950 ft) beside the Khumbu Glacier. The famed Western Cwm lies hidden between the shoulder of Nuptse...
  • Nepal, Freney Peak - first ascent

    Image ID
    FOT941045
    Caption
    Nepal, Freney Peak - first ascent
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3000 x 4390 px
    Keywords
    alpinism; alpinist; climber; climbing; cloud sea; cramponing; distant mountains; distant view; Freney Peak; Himalaya; Ian Howell; ice climb; Jugal Himal; mountain; mountaineering; mountains; Nepal; peak; snow slope; adventure, endeavour, expeditionary,...
    Description
    Nepal Himalaya : Ian Howell on the final straightforward snow slope below the summit of n 'Freney Peak', making the first ascent of this attractive and officially still un-named 19,000 foot snow in the Jugal Himal. ref : 1017506
  • On Freney Peak, Nepal Himalaya

    Image ID
    FOT941158
    Caption
    On Freney Peak, Nepal Himalaya
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3000 x 4390 px
    Keywords
    Nepal; Himalaya; Jugal; Freney Peak; Ian Howell; mountain; mountaineering; expeditionary; climber; mountaineer; alpinist; ice; snow; steep; ice axe; ice climb; step cutting; cramponing; bold; adventure; endeavour; alpine-style; portrait format
    Description
    Nepal Himalaya : Ian Howell nears the top of the second ice band during the first ascent of this nameless peak ( dubbed 'Freney Peak' ) of around 6,100 m. in the Jugal Himal ref: 1017511.051 (100. 6/11/3)
  • Barley crop - remote Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT979726
    Caption
    Barley crop - remote Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3377 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    agriculture; barley; botanical; close up; corn; crop; foodstuff; foothills; Himalaya; Nepal; plant; portrait format; rural; cereal; DESIGN26
    Description
    Barley growing in the Dudh Kosi valley near Phakding. NEPAL HIMALAYA ref : 1037164.021
  • Freney Peak summit, Jugal Himalaya

    Image ID
    FOT979731
    Caption
    Freney Peak summit, Jugal Himalaya
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2340 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    achievement; alpinist; altitude; climber; flag; happy; Himalaya; mountain; mountaineering; Nepal; portrait format; success; summit; Freney Peak; Ian Howell; Jugal; first ascent; delight; DRIVE85
    Description
    JUGAL HIMALAYA, NEPAL : Ian Howell, noted British mountaineer, reaches the summit of 'Freney Peak' ( c. 6000m.) - a first ascent, November 1976. ref: 1012143.031
  • Kancha Sherpa + family, Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT979735
    Caption
    Kancha Sherpa + family, Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2562 px
    Keywords
    children; mountaineer; ethnic; family; Kancha Sherpa; landscape format; mother; Namche Bazar; national dress; Nepal; people; sardar; sherpa; traditional; wife; sherpani; woman; Himalaya; house; home; 2.1;
    Description
    NEPAL : Expedition Sardar KANCHA SHERPA stands with his family at the door of his home in Namche Bazar, the 'capital' village of the sherpa community. ref;1004343
  • Himalayan camp, Kedar Dome

    Image ID
    FOT979740
    Caption
    Himalayan camp, Kedar Dome
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2625 px
    Keywords
    alpinism; altitude; bad-weather; Bhagirathi; blizzard; camp; cold; Garhwal; glacier; Himalaya; India; landform; landscape format; miserable; moraine; mountaineering; mountains; remote; shelter; skis; snow; tent; winter; DRIVE810
    Description
    Garhwal Himalaya, India : Advanced Base Camp of the Kedar Dome Ski Expedition at 4740m. altitude on the moraines below the South Face of Shivling. The weather is bad and the Bhagirathi peaks rise in the distance through the murk. ref: 1034857
  • China - Silk Road near Yarkand

    Image ID
    FOT980194
    Caption
    China - Silk Road near Yarkand
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2313 px
    Keywords
    ancient; animal; antiquity; cart; China; donkey; donkey cart; dusty; ethnic; highway; historic; landscape format; MOVEMENT53; road; Silk Road; Xinjiang; Yarkand; avenue; poplar; Central Asia
    Description
    CHINA - XINJIANG : characteristic donkey carts on the poplar-lined highway - the ancient 'Silk Road' - as it approaches the ancient city of YARKAND. ref: 1012796
  • Annapurnas, alpenglowand cloud-sea

    Image ID
    FOT980372
    Caption
    Annapurnas, alpenglowand cloud-sea
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3543 x 2933 px
    Keywords
    alpenglow; Annapurna; atmospheric; cloud sea; distant view; dusk; evening; Fang; geographical; HEAT46; hiker; Himalaya; imposing; landform; landscape format; meteorological; mountain; mountains; Nepal; Pun Hill; remote; sunset; thoughtful; trekker; view
    Description
    NEPAL HIMALAYA : the Annapurna massif is seen at dusk from the south on Pun Hill (9,938 ft) - alpenglow lights Fang (far left - 25,088 ft), ANNAPURNA 1 (26,545 ft) and Annapurna South (23,861 ft - right) ref: 1030506-180
  • Dusk view from Dukpu Danda, Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT980390
    Caption
    Dusk view from Dukpu Danda, Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4818 x 2010 px
    Keywords
    atmospheric; cloud sea; distance; distant view; Dukpu Danda; dusk; evening; HEAT46; hiker; hill top; Himalaya; Jugal Himalaya; landform; landscape format; lonely; meteorological; panoramic; silhouette; sunset; trekker; wide view
    Description
    JUGAL HIMAL, Nepal : view southwards at sunset from high on the Dukpu Danda. ref : 1034306.021
  • Central Asia - Su-Baschi Pamir

    Image ID
    FOT988058
    Caption
    Central Asia - Su-Baschi Pamir
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4237 x 2750 px
    Keywords
    bad weather; Central Asia; China; desert; distance; frontier; geographical; historical; horse; inhospitable; landform; landscape format; lonely; lowering; melancholy; mountains; pamir; remote; Silk Road; snow; Su-Baschi; Tajikistan; Takla Makan;...
    Description
    CHINESE CENTRAL ASIA : a lonely nomad's horse stands on the remote Su-Baschi Pamir beside the ancient 'Silk Road' below the disputed Xinjiang / Tajikstan border. This is the arid fringe of the Takla Makan Desert . ref: 1007378
  • Central Asia - Kongur range

    Image ID
    FOT988059
    Caption
    Central Asia - Kongur range
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4241 x 2750 px
    Keywords
    arid; Central Asia; China; desert; distance; distant view; Ekki Bel Su; frontier; geographical; geological; glacier; inhospitable; Karakul; Kongur; lake; landform; landscape format; lonely; mountain; mountain wall; mountains; pamir; remote; rock; Silk...
    Description
    Chinese Central Asia - Xinjiang : the Kongur or Tyube Tagh Shan Range rises to 25,325' (7719m) over the Ekki Bel Su pamir, once traversed by the ancient " Silk Road" and now bordering the disputed frontier with Tadjikistan. This view is...
  • Nepal - view over Mustangbhot

    Image ID
    FOT988083
    Caption
    Nepal - view over Mustangbhot
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4198 x 2750 px
    Keywords
    adventurer; altitude; arid; bad lands; Central Asia; desert; distance; distant view; erosion; explorer; frontier; geographical; geological; hiker; Himalaya; inhospitable; landform; landscape format; mountain wall; mountains; Mustang; Mustangbhot; Nepal;...
    Description
    NEPAL : high on remote Point 5255m, beyond the Himalaya, adventurer Chris Portway gazes northwards over the badlands of remote Mustangbhot towards the Tibetan Plateau. ref: 1015259 (
  • Bridge crossing, Nepal Himalya

    Image ID
    FOT988086
    Caption
    Bridge crossing, Nepal Himalya
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2750 x 4039 px
    Keywords
    apprehensive; balance; Balephi; bridge; careful; expedition; foothills; gingerly; hiker; Himalaya; Jugal Himal; log; mountain stream; mountains; narrow; Nepal; Nosem Khola; portrait format; primitive; remote; rickety; river; rural; SKL73; Tempathang;...
    Description
    NEPAL HIMALAYA : Ian Howell gingerly balances across a rickety and narrow single log bridge spaning the Nosem Khola on the trail to Tempathang at the remote head of the Balephi Valley, Jugal Himal. November 1976. ref: 1016469
  • River crossing, Nepal Himalaya

    Image ID
    FOT988098
    Caption
    River crossing, Nepal Himalaya
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3162 x 3750 px
    Keywords
    adventurer; assistance; careful; danger; expedition; explorer; ford; gingerly; hazardous; helping hand; hiker; Himalaya; Jugal Himal; Lakpa Dorje; Langshisa; Langtang; Langtang Khola; man; mountain stream; mountaineer; National Park; Nepal; portrait...
    Description
    NEPAL Himalaya : expeditionary mountaineer Ian Howell makes a hazardous evening crossing of the Langtang Khola, swollen with glacier melt, on the descent from Tilman's Pass to remote Langshisa kharka. Lakpa Dorje Sherpa offers assistance, November...
  • Virgin peaks, Kangri Garpo, Tibet

    Image ID
    FOT988110
    Caption
    Virgin peaks, Kangri Garpo, Tibet
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4130 x 2750 px
    Keywords
    alpenglow; altitude; Central Asia; China; crag; dawn; distant view; erosion; frontier; geographical; geological; glacier; ice; imposing; inhospitable; Kangri Garpo; lake; landform; landscape format; Lhagu; lonely; lowering; moraine; mountain; mountains;...
    Description
    TIBET : the dawn lights unexplored, unnamed and unclimbed peaks above the Lhagu Glacier in the remote Kangri Garpo mountains of south eastern Tibet. ref: (TIB/CB1/20)
  • Winnowing rice, Nepal foothills

    Image ID
    FOT988112
    Caption
    Winnowing rice, Nepal foothills
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2750 x 4349 px
    Keywords
    agriculture; autumn; boys; culture; ethnic; farming; figures; foothills; geographical; harvest; Himalaya; husbandry; Marsyandi; Nepal; portrait format; rice; rural; technique; valley; village; winnowing; youths; farmyard,
    Description
    NEPAL : boys winnowing rice at harvest time, late September - Marsyandi valley, Central Nepal. ref: 101.5/3/17
  • Rishikesh, Ghat beside Ganges, India

    Image ID
    FOT1099910
    Caption
    Rishikesh, Ghat beside Ganges, India
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4250 x 2841 px
    Keywords
    allegorical; artistic; bank; bizarre; chariot; colourful, ; culture; ethnic; Ganges; ghat; god; Himalaya; Hindu; India; landscape format; oriental; People; religion; Rishikesh; river; sacred; shore; shrine; Siwaliks; statue; temple; town; Triveni Ghat;...
    Description
    INDIA - RISHIKESH, Uttar Pradesh : A Hindu god drives his chariot at Triveni Ghat beside the holy Ganga ( River Ganges ) as it emerges from the Siwaliks - the Himalayan foothills. ref: 1018155.021 (90. 1/6/24(01) ©JOHN.CLEARE/Mountain.Camera Picture...
  • Climber on virgin summit, Himalaya

    Image ID
    FOT1099942
    Caption
    Climber on virgin summit, Himalaya
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2465 x 3543 px
    Keywords
    achievement; alpinism; Balephi; climber; climbing; conquest; delight; elation; euphoria; excitement; figure; Freney; Greater Ranges; Himalaya; ice; Jugal; mountain; mountaineering; mountains; Nepal; peak; portrait format; satisfaction; snow; summit;...
    Description
    JUGAL HIMALAYA, NEPAL: Pin Howell reaches the summit of 'Freney Peak' - first ascent of unnamed 19,000 foot peak above the Balephi Glacier. ref : 1012144.021 (100. 6/12/18) ©JOHN.CLEARE/MOUNTAIN.CAMERA Picture Library
  • Bakhor Das from Chongo, Pakistan

    Image ID
    FOT1204452
    Caption
    Bakhor Das from Chongo, Pakistan
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4573 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    agriculture ; altitude ; arid ; Asia ; Askole ; Bakhor Das ; Baltistan ; Braldu ; Chongo ; colourful, ; cultivation ; distance ; geographical ; geological ; harsh ; hillside ; Himalaya ; imposing ; India ; ; Karakoram ; landform ; landmark ; landscape...
    Description
    KARAKORAM RANGE, PAKISTAN : the sharp peak of BAKHOR DAS (5809m/19,058ft) rising behind Askole is seen from the west up the arid valley of the Braldu river over the irrigated meadows of Chongo.. ref : 1022945.021 (110.1/10/9)...
  • Tarakot monastery, Dolpo, West Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT1204454
    Caption
    Tarakot monastery, Dolpo, West Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4425 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    agriculture ; altitude ; Barbung ; Buddhist ; cultivation ; distant view ; Dolpo ; eternal snows ; ethnic ; geographical ; gompa ; habitation ; hill ; hillside ; Himal ; Himalaya ; house ; India ; Khola ; landmark ; landscape format ; lonely ; monastery...
    Description
    DOLPO, WEST NEPAL : TARAKOT GOMPA or monastery stands at 2950m. altitude high over the gorges of the Barbung Khola, the gateway to the remote Dolpo region. 1013126.021 (101.7/10/16) © JOHN CLEARE / Mountain Camera Picture Library
  • Hill station, Himalayan foothills India

    Image ID
    FOT1204456
    Caption
    Hill station, Himalayan foothills India
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4502 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    agriculture ; Asia ; Bandarpunch ; Chamba ; cottage ; cultivation ; distance ; distant view ; eternal snows ; Gangotri ; Garhwal ; geographical ; geological ; habitation ; hill ; Hill-station ; hillside ; Himal ; Himalaya ; horizon ; foothills ; house ;...
    Description
    INDIA - in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalaya : First sight of the snows : the hill station of CHAMBA ( at approx 2000 m. altitude ) on the road to Gangotri with the great peaks of Garhwal's BANDARPUNCH massif (6387m.) rising on the skyline...
  • Mule train to Mustang, Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT1204462
    Caption
    Mule train to Mustang, Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4281 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    agriculture ; animals ; Asia ; beast-of-burden ; commerce ; cultivation ; culture ; driver ; ethnic ; figure ; figures ; foothills ; geographical ; heavy ; hill ; hillside ; Himalaya ; India ; Khola ; landscape format ; load ; mountains ; mule ; mule...
    Description
    NEPAL HIMALAYA : a mule train loaded with trade goods ascends the Yagdi Khola valley above Pokhara in central Nepal en route to the remote trans-Himalayan region of Mustang on the fringe of the Tibetan Plateau - this ancient trade route has been busy...
  • Re-afforestation, East Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT1204464
    Caption
    Re-afforestation, East Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4270 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    pine ; denuded ; re-afforestation ; planting ; replace ; Mamankhe ; Kabeli ; replacement, Nepal, Himalaya, autumn, agriculture, environment,
    Description
    EAST NEPAL : re-afforestation with quick-growing pines on denuded hillside at 5,600 feet altitude near Mamankhe above the Kabeli Valley. ©JOHN.CLEARE/MOUNTAIN.CAMERA PIcture Library
  • Indus confluence at Skardu, Pakistan

    Image ID
    FOT1204467
    Caption
    Indus confluence at Skardu, Pakistan
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4557 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    1947 ; 20th Century ; agriculture ; ancient ; arid ; Asia ; badlands ; Baltistan ; battle ; crag ; cultivation ; cultivation terrace ; montane desert ; distance ; erosion ; foothills ; fort ; fortress ; geographical ; geological ; harsh ; hill ;...
    Description
    PAKISTAN : Baltistan - the ancient fort at SKARDU crowns a crag rising some 1500 feet over the confluence of the Shigar River with the great Indus, seen in the foreground. The fort was the scene of a bloody battle during the 1947 partition of the Indian...
  • Rural suspension foot bridge, Nepal

    Image ID
    FOT1204469
    Caption
    Rural suspension foot bridge, Nepal
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    4794 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    Asia ; boat ; bridge ; Charaudi ; children ; dawn ; ethnic ; expedition ; figure ; figures ; footbridge ; foothills ; geographical ; gorge ; hill ; hillside ; Himalaya ; imposing ; India ; inflatable ; landform ; landmark ; landscape format ; modern ;...
    Description
    CENTRAL NEPAL : In the early morning village children stand on the lengthy suspension footbridge that spans the Trisuli river near Charaudi village in the Himalayan foothills. Note a river expedition in inflatable boat beyond the bridge. © JOHN CLEARE /...
  • Jola bridge, Karakoram Mountains

    Image ID
    FOT1204510
    Caption
    Jola bridge, Karakoram Mountains
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2513 x 4000 px
    Keywords
    arid ; badlands ; Baltistan ; Braldu ; bridge ; cliffs ; craftsmanship ; crag ; culture ; desert ; erosion ; ethnic ; engineering; geographical ; geological ; glacial ; gorge ; hazardous ; hillside ; Himalaya ; jola ; Karakoram ; landform ; mountain ;...
    Description
    KARAKORAM RANGE, Pakistan : this traditional 'jola' bridge of plaited poplar twigs spans the fierce glacial Braldu River near Askole, Baltistan. 1011958.021 (110.1/50/6) © JOHN CLEARE / Mountain Camera Picture Library
  • Balti porters, Braldu gorge, Pakistan

    Image ID
    FOT1204511
    Caption
    Balti porters, Braldu gorge, Pakistan
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    2754 x 4000 px
    Keywords
    altitude ; arid ; Asia ; Askole ; badlands ; Baltoro ; Braldu ; Chongo ; cliffs ; commerce ; cultivation ; culture ; montane desert ; distance ; effort ; erosion ; ethnic ; figures ; geographical ; geological ; gorge ; inhospitable; heavy ; hillside ;...
    Description
    BALTISTAN, PAKISTAN : high above the gorge of the Braldu River near Chango, Balti expedition porters slog up the long trail to Askole and the heart of the Karakoram Range- and eventually to the Baltoro Glacier and K2. The view is eastwards towards peaks...
  • Farmstead in hills near Pokhara 101.7/1/2

    Image ID
    FOT1204512
    Caption
    Farmstead in hills near Pokhara 101.7/1/2
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    JOHN CLEARE
    Dimensions
    3033 x 4000 px
    Keywords
    ; agriculture ; Andhi Khola ; architecture ; Asia ; building ; cottage ; cultivation ; cultivation terrace ; culture ; ethnic ; geographical ; geological ; Gurung ; habitation ; hill ; hillside ; Himal ; Himalaya ; houses ; hut ; India ; Khola ;...
    Description
    NEPAL : a Gurung farmstead near Thum in the valley of the Andhi Khola among the foothills to the S.W. of Pokhara in Central Nepal. Spring. ref:101.7/1/2 ©JOHN.CLEARE/Mountain.Camera Picture Library