Peter Yaple is a former journalist, filmmaker,
adventure travel guide, visual anthropologist, and communication consultant. After
twenty years, he realized that the superficial glimpses afforded by such callings were too
brief to allow anything but snapshots of the world. For the next twenty
years as a teacher of
English and American Culture, he sought to immerse himself in other life ways
rather than merely passing through them—looking and clicking. Peter's assignments have taken him to the frenetic world of Hong Kong, the
mellow fringe of Saudi Arabia's Rub al Khali, the
Quarter", and on to Eastern Europe, East and Southeast Asia.
A note from Peter:
The text and graphic images on this site were formed
over a lifetime of wandering among the peaks and valleys of the world's highest
mountains and other sundry places on the way to and back from them. The draw of the Himalaya is so strong that my life outside
for a time became merely
the means for return. Looking back, it is romantic, if self-serving, to think of this as a
quest for that most illusive Shambhala—even if only to hear its call. The reality is
that for much of the time I had no real understanding of, nor even interests in, such an
A wise old
climber—and to be an old climber you must be wise—once said, if you go
astray in your climb, you must either cover your trail or warn where it
leads. It is impossible to go back and hide my tracks, thus I have taken the
photographs herein are free to use for non-commercial purposes as long as
their source is linked if placed on a website. Photo books, high quality prints and
digital files may be ordered as noted in the Archive.
In addition to orders, your
and suggestions are needed, as are your ideas for your own future submissions.
Naturally, inquiries from media publishers, producers, or their agents are most welcome.