Berta Tilmantaite is a Lithuanian multimedia journalist, currently roaming is South America. She helps Nepal by selling their photos of the Himalayas and donates the money
“As a terrible earthquake hit Nepal, this is a tribute to the mountain country and its people. I will donate all the money for these prints to organisations and charities working now in Nepal.
We spend three weeks hiking in Himalayas two years ago this time. It is one of the best experiences I ever had. Because of that, it feels extremely sad now to see pictures of devastated country. But mountain people are strong as mountains themselves, they will survive and keep on living.”, say Berta.
A glacier next to Everest Base Camp (5364m). Hundreds of people come to the EBC every year, from where they start climbing the south side of Chomolungma. The Himalayan range encompasses about 15,000 glaciers, which store about 12,000 km3 of fresh water. Unfotunatelly, glaciers of Himalaya are melting at alarming speed and it is seriously threatening the survival of major rivers, including the Yangtze, the Mekong, the Yellow River, the Indus and the Ganges, which originate from these glaciers.
Mountain Everest (8848m) also called Chomolungma in Tibetian and Sagarmatha in Nepalease language on the left and Mountain Nuptse (7861m) on the right. The picture was taken from the summit of Kalla Pathar (5550m).