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#3701855 - 12/18/12 09:50 PM Astounding picture of Mount Everest
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2 billion pixels...wouldn't that be nice to display on your monitor all at once

Mount Everest Picture

If inbedded link doesn't work:
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If you zoom wa in at the bottom of the imagine while facing the peak, you can see base camps which give it some scale.

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#3701885 - 12/18/12 10:58 PM Re: Astounding picture of Mount Everest [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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until I zoomed in it looked like someplaces I can drive my suburban into... I know better.
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#3701907 - 12/18/12 11:31 PM Re: Astounding picture of Mount Everest [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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That's impressive.

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#3701911 - 12/18/12 11:40 PM Re: Astounding picture of Mount Everest [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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They don't let you zoom in enuff the see all the dead bodys on it cuz there are lots.
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#3701944 - 12/19/12 12:30 AM Re: Astounding picture of Mount Everest [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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Wow nice! the color of the sky there looks so different, very cool.
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#3701952 - 12/19/12 12:40 AM Re: Astounding picture of Mount Everest [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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If you rotate the view all the way to the right, you will see a
ridge in the middle distance, in between two (gravel covered)
glaciers. It has a rather ragged edge to it, and if you zoom
in to the second peak along that ridge from the left (bottom)
you will see it is festooned with strings of coloured cloth,
and just to the left of the top, there is a guy standing there.

...My main impression from this pic is *gravity*. And with all
the shards of rock the size of skyscrapers shedding off those
mountains, I am reminded that this is also earthquake country.
As in my part of the world, when one of those things lets loose,
the bigger blocks of debris will bounce all the way across the
valley, and run up the far side as much as half as far as they
fell.

Other thought: the air is incredibly clear, and the elevations
make for lines of sight far longer than one can experience anywhere
else, but the lack of familiar structures makes it hard to
comprehend the scale. I'm unable to find anything past the
middle distance to calibrate the size of things.

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#3701979 - 12/19/12 01:45 AM Re: Astounding picture of Mount Everest [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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Yep, is there anything on the mountain to get a sense of scale, no people at all?
Ive always wanted to see Everest in person, climb it? no thanks.

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#3701982 - 12/19/12 01:47 AM Re: Astounding picture of Mount Everest [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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Triple screenshot can see most all of it looks good on 3 screens wink


Edited by The Nephilim (12/19/12 01:48 AM)
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#3701990 - 12/19/12 02:30 AM Re: Astounding picture of Mount Everest [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
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I figured that one doesn't really get how big it is from the picture of the mountains alone...

...then I zoomed in and found the tents and the campsite.
jawdrop


Edited by Ibex (12/19/12 02:31 AM)

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#3702031 - 12/19/12 06:14 AM Re: Astounding picture of Mount Everest [Re: Snake_Pliskinn]
Listy Offline
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Loc: Adelaide, Australia
Amazing photo! The clarity is incredible - when my wife and I were travelling in Nepal last year the smoke and smog was often so bad we could barely see the hillsides just a few hundred metres away! Of course that just made the occasions when the wind changed and cleared it all away even more memorable and breathtaking.

If you start at the topmost group of climber's campsites on the left edge of the glacier, and follow the left hand edge of the glacier up towards everest you will see quite a few groups of climbers making their way up and down the mountain. There's also some prayer flags strung out on the glacier itself, and in the top part of the glacier there's a bunch of tents and a long line of climbers. I couldn't see anyone on or around the summit itself though.

There's a mobile phone tower among the trekking lodges (the stone buildings with the blue roofs way over on the far right). The inexorable march of technology! smile

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