As a member of Douglas Freshfield’s 1899 party, Vittorio Sella was among the first explorers to circumambulate the Kangchenjunga massif, an accomplishment that would take over thirty years to repeat. Despite inclement weather and challenging climbing, Sella was able to capture this image of the Kangchenjunga Glacier, skillfully reflecting the enormity of its presence.
Photography 1899: Vittorio Sella, Fondazione Sella O.n.l.u.s.
Photography 2009: David Breashears, GlacierWorks
Kangchenjunga Glacier, 1899
Kangchenjunga Glacier, 2009
DOUGLAS FRESHFIELD, 1903
The view was sensational. We felt the rare rapture of the adventurer who has discovered something worth all his pains.