Art & Adventure

by Sarah Judson September 05, 2011

Art & Adventures is a team of artists, Janet Morgan and Gregory Frux, who have worked in remote locations including Morocco, Peru, Patagonia, Antarctica, Arctic Norway, Central Asia (showing at National Museum of Art of Kyrgyzstan) and Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and as Artists-in-Residence in Death Valley National Park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Joshua Tree National Park and Glacier National Park. Here is an interesting letter from them (we believe the answer to his question is yes): "In early August of this year my wife, a friend and I went on a hiking, climbing and painting expedition to Peru's Cordillera Blanca, which is a spectacular range of mountains in the Andes over 20,000 feet in elevation. Within Huascaran National Park, this area includes the highest mountain in Peru. We trekked for six days, up the Cojup valley and crossed an extremely high mountain pass at elevation 17,200 ft. My Guerrilla Painter box came along. Now in truth, I didn't carry it-- we had hired horse packers and porters (standard for this trek). They treated the box super carefully, perhaps knowing the function or because it is so good looking. It arrived safe at our high camp at 16,200 feet. While my climbing partner left at one AM to climb Nevado Ishinca, elevation 18143 ft., I stayed in camp and after the sun warmed the tent got out the box and painted a view of the huge, crumbling giant mountain, elevation 20,217 ft. I am wondering if this the highest recorded altitude use of the Guerilla Painter Box?" Gregory Frux, member American Alpine Club and professional artist. Shown below is the painting he did on site:



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