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OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 26, 2014 08:55PM
...or, what we were up to while not bopping around in Yosemite: Photosynth

* Okay, this is true only if you start counting from the base, 18,000 feet below sea level, but it's a mountain--higher than any in Yosemite--and there's snow, and lots of telescopes...



Bonus Photosynth: on top the biggest (by volume) mountain in the world

More to come, more to see...
avatar Re: OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 26, 2014 10:08PM
Cool photosynths!

In regards to which mountain is the "highest" or "tallest" on earth, here's a nice article explaining why there are three contenders to that title:

http://geology.com/records/highest-mountain-in-the-world.shtml

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Re: OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 26, 2014 10:25PM
Making the case here for Denali...

If a 4 foot guy is standing on a 3 foot box is he taller than a 6 foot guy?





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/2014 10:27PM by chicagocwright.
avatar Re: OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 26, 2014 11:09PM
Denali has the longest climb from base to summit. Start at 7K and peak at 20K. Everest is a mere 11K climb.



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avatar Re: OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 27, 2014 12:39AM
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mrcondron
Everest is a mere 11K climb.

11K without much O2. No thanks.
Re: OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 27, 2014 10:54PM
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mrcondron
Everest is a mere 11K climb.

11K without much O2. No thanks.

The 3-hour traffic jam at the Hilary Step doesn't bring much excitement, either.
avatar Re: OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 27, 2014 09:09AM
Very cool 'synths! Thanks for sharing them. It's such a different looking landscape; except for the clouds, snow and telescopes (obviously) I would imagine it would make a good substitute for Mars.
avatar Re: OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 27, 2014 09:14AM
I just looked through the photos too, more good stuff! It makes me want to go to Hawaii again. I'm a bit curious about one thing, in the last photo next the the 13,000ft marker, what is the little wire/antenna thingy protruding from the left side of her back pack, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks!
Re: OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 27, 2014 12:41PM
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JasonS
I'm a bit curious about one thing, in the last photo next the the 13,000ft marker, what is the little wire/antenna thingy protruding from the left side of her back pack, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks!

It's an antenna (a Comet SMA-24, to be exact) for a small 2m/70cm amateur/HAM radio (Yaesu VX-3R). We use these to keep in touch when temporarily separated.

It's an idea that's been spreading a bit (in this case it's the cheaper Baofeng uv-3r):

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March 28, 2014 08:14AM
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JasonS
I'm a bit curious about one thing, in the last photo next the the 13,000ft marker, what is the little wire/antenna thingy protruding from the left side of her back pack, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks!

It's an antenna (a Comet SMA-24, to be exact) for a small 2m/70cm amateur/HAM radio (Yaesu VX-3R). We use these to keep in touch when temporarily separated.

It's an idea that's been spreading a bit (in this case it's the cheaper Baofeng uv-3r):

Cool. Thanks!
Re: OT: On Top of the Tallest Mountain in the World*
March 27, 2014 01:01PM
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/2014 01:02PM by basilbop.
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