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In 2008, 11 climbers were killed on the Himalayan mountain K2 after an avalanche swept away their ropes. Cecilie Skog and her husband Rolf Bae were both accomplished mountaineers. She was the first woman to stand on both poles and the tallest peaks in every continent!
They had met on Mount Elbrus in Russia in 2003, and married in 2007.
On August 1 Cecilie reached the summit, but Rolf and 10 other climbers turned back, tired and perhaps suffering from altitude sickness. Rolf ventured out under a huge ice cliff and was swept into the void as the ice collapsed.
Cecile now had to make it down, knowing her husband was no longer alive. The whole way down to a safe camp, she heared Rolf talking to her, guiding her into safety.
This is my tribute to Cecilie Skog.

Oil on canvas. size; 140 x 100 cm.

Here you can watch the whole story of Cecilie Skog and her husband Rolf Bae: [link]
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Image size
3402x2420px 2.27 MB
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Focal Length
28 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 12, 2011, 10:18:17 AM
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VMJML1er's avatar
génial  , super
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Lucidaemon's avatar
Extraordinary!! You take my breath away with the sweep of your brush.
beautiful, powerful work. So glad I found your work!!
johnfboslet2001's avatar
INCREDIBLE...what a face!!!!! this is m fave!
aeravi's avatar
this story is so powerful... and beautiful work!
resada's avatar
Sad story...beautiful painting
Mumu-Vworks's avatar
Your paintings are truly amazing!! Hard to see how it is painted looks like a photograph!!
Eyeart's avatar
Ahhhh......scarily good. Brought a tear-wow......... !
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InHighCotton's avatar
Your writing is almost as beautiful as your art. It brought tears to my eyes.
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BetweenAsleepAndWake's avatar
Un bel hommage :heart: Cecilie ressemble à une princesse ainsi.
Yunaleska1's avatar
Your work is absolutely amazing, no words can express!
Tolkieniana's avatar
i'm speechless...
enigmainfinity's avatar
this is mesmerizing.... :iconwowplz:
PJFriel's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous painting. What a tragic story, though.
Zindy's avatar
Simply incredible work :heart:
TravisGardenArt's avatar
You are a great artist period.
Chicchan5's avatar
Very touching story ! The painting is a great tribute to Cecilie ! It's an amazing and beautiful painting, so detailed as if it's a picture of her!!!
BertuU's avatar
Amazing and beautiful!!
TheArtofAnnika's avatar
Wow that is so beautiful. Cecilie Skog has a beautiful soul!
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