“The Moment of Truth” by Ivan Petrov

“The Moment of Truth”

After years of planning and preparations, expedition leader Bryan Thompson stands next to the team's old canvas tent at Applebee Dome camp hoping for good weather on the first summit attempt the following morning. The canvas tent is a marvel of back-country engineering that required several hours of set up and a giant spruce pole to be brought form outside the park boundary. (Part of the ongoing 16-piece exhibition at the White Museum of the Canadian Rockies.)