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Amazing 360° view from Everest mount!

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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What would it be like to stand atop the tallest mountain on Earth? Visible are snow peaked mountains near and far, tremendous cliffs, distant plateaus, the tops of clouds, and a dark blue sky. Mt. Everest stands 8.85 kilometers above sea level, roughly the maximum height reached by international airplane flights, but much less than the 300 kilometers achieved by a space shuttle. Hundreds of people have tried and failed to climb the behemoth by foot, a feat first accomplished successfully in 1953. About 1000 people have now made it to the summit. Roddy Mackenzie, who climbed the mountain in 1989, captured the above image. Mt. Everest lies in the Himalaya mountains in the country of Nepal. In the native language of Nepal, the mountain's name is "Sagarmatha" which means "fore. of the sky."


To see a full panoramic vista from there, scroll right:




Source: Astronomic Picture Of The Day
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:37 PM
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S&F

Beautiful pic.



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Where I live there are hills, lots and lots and lots of hills...
but they are pale in comparison to any mountain range...
I enjoy and love and spend much time in the hills around my house...

with that being said...
Mountain climbing, dangling off a rope and walking a path so steep...
that one foot slip means death... not my thing, no thanks


but even with my non-interests in mountain climbing...
i've often wondered what it would be like, to stand atop Everest and look around...

...now I know, and I don't have to risk my life doing so

lol

Beautiful... quite amazing... I would imagine how much more amazing it was for Roddy Mackenzie
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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Yes, amazing is the right word! Like another planet...

This one is also pretty amazing too:



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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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that is an impressive view



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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you have made my day

thank you



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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You have just resurrected my fear of heights. No sir, HELL NO!!

(but great views)



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 12:32 AM
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Yes, amazing is the right word! Like another planet...


I've been to many major cities, Chicago, New York, etc etc

But nothing man made could compare to that!

Your right... it is like it is Alien!



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