This week my photographic mentor and good friend of over 40 years, Leonard Conkling, passed away. In celebration and commemoration of his life I would like to use this forum in coming weeks to celebrate some of the most memorable images which were made under his tutelage. Leonard loved mountains, and organized two photographic treks to Nepal in which my wife, Rosalie, and I accompanied him. This image of one of the High Himalayan peaks, called Kumbakharna locally, and Jannu by most American travelers, was made from above the summer Yak herder village of Kambochen at roughly 13,000 feet elevation. The peak of Jannu is 25,300 feet, listed as the 32nd highest peak on the planet. It is at the west extent of the Khanchenjunga range, Khanchenjunga itself being the 3rd highest peak behind Everest and K2. The steep North Face, one of the most difficult challenges for Himalayan climbers, has a golden glow in the warm light of early evening.