Photographer Peter Marbach presents images of an inspiring journey into the heart and soul of Nepal Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction featuring outdoor adventures and vacation stays. A donation is requested at the door.
In Spring 2013, Marbach volunteered with the Mountain Leadership Institute and Freesolo Collective film crew on a humanitarian expedition to the Himalayas and the remote village of Kumari to document the life story of trekking guide Jagat Lama and his heroic efforts to bring health care, education, and a women’s skills center to his village.
Marbach will share stories and images from the quiet village life in Kumari, the colorful chaos of Kathmandu, and the unspeakable beauty of the Himalayas and friendships forged en route to Everest.
The event is a Benefit for the Sukman Memorial Polyclinic and School in Kumari, Nepal.