Sylvia Worthy

painting: Nuptse II

Mountain Painting: Nuptse II         acrylic on canvas        1200 x 1774 mm


Nuptse (7861m), situated in the Khumbu Himal is southwest of Mount Everest. Nup-tse is Tibetan and means west-peak, it is the western part of the Lhotse-Nuptse-massif. The main ridge, separated from Lhotse by a high saddle, has 7 peaks, its steep west-face drops down more than 2300m to the Khumbu-glacier. The summit Nuptse I was first climbed in 1961 by Sherpa Tashi and Dennis Davis.