This episode was first published on November 19, 2012
In the second episode of Black and a Half, with hosts Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein, they sit down and talk with photographer, author and founding editor of SeattleBackpackersMagazine.com. They discuss her book Song of Chomolungma: A Musical Journey Along the Everest Highway, the new documentary Chasing Ice, the election with ensuing Facebook reactions, and they all discuss the worst jobs they’ve ever had.
Erika is a photographer, writer and the Content Director for Seattle Backpackers Magazine, an online publication for outdoor enthusiasts. She has traveled to inspiring places like Newfoundland, Belize and, most recently, spent a month in Nepal, where she accompanied a group of local musicians on a tour along the Everest Highway to the base of Mt. Everest to raise awareness of how climate change affects the region. She was so inspired by the people, culture and landscape that she wrote a 300 page book, Song of Chomolungma, about the journey, including 80 full page color photos. She is a full time mom to two active boys, ages 7 and 11, and can be found often with a backpack and a camera in the mountains around Seattle. Learn more at frommyart.com and seattlebackpackersmagazine.com. rion Ahrensfeld