Where is this amazing Peak?

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Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby MuchosPixels » Thu May 17, 2012 1:11 pm

Hi, I found this image while browsing the net and it is pretty amazing and on the verge of being almost fake but Im pretty sure it's real. I have no clue where it is. I think its somewhere in North America but I have no clue, might be northern Europe looks like its in a humid climate. Anyone know the name and location of this peak?
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby SeracZack » Thu May 17, 2012 1:14 pm

Shangri-La, China. At least that is what Google came up with.
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby MuchosPixels » Thu May 17, 2012 1:17 pm

Ok, just found it. Just installed ImageExchange plug-in on chrome (got it while browsing the luminous-landscape website, they had an article on that type of software). Lo and behold I got a hit on getty images.

It's not in China 8) anyone?
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby kushrocks » Thu May 17, 2012 1:18 pm

So whats the name of the peak?
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby prestone818 » Thu May 17, 2012 1:18 pm

im guessing new zealand
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby 14erFred » Thu May 17, 2012 1:19 pm

The mountain is real -- it's Mitre peak (5,551 ft.) in New Zealand, in Fiordland National Park close to the shore of Milford Sound. See http://www.backpackingmatt.com/climbing-mitre-peak-new-zealand/ -- a spectacular peak indeed!
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby MuchosPixels » Thu May 17, 2012 1:21 pm

Bingo! (That was fast, impressive!)

"New Zealand,South Is.,Fiordland Nat. Park,Milford Sound,Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park and World Heritage area includes some of New Zealand's most famous walks including the Milford Track. Milford Sound (22km long fjord) is at the end of the Milford Track and is the home of the 1695m Mitre Peak. Photographer:
Christopher Arnesen"

Wow, what a place. I just added it to the places I MUST go sometime...
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby prestone818 » Thu May 17, 2012 1:22 pm

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Postby 14erFred » Thu May 17, 2012 1:26 pm

prestone818 wrote:damn im good

No -- you're GREAT! =D>
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby prestone818 » Thu May 17, 2012 1:28 pm

nz is on my list of places to go. absurdly long flight though. maybe i should wait until commercial space travel is up and running
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby Scott P » Thu May 17, 2012 1:30 pm

Good luck on seeing it like that though. Mitre Peak is in the Milford Sound and it rains 300+ days a year. Usually the peak is covered in clouds. On the plus side, the rain makes the waterfalls spill off all the cliffs. It's one of the prettiest places that I've been.

Where the photo was taken from is at the end of the Milford Track, one of the most famous hikes in the world.
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby jdorje » Thu May 17, 2012 2:48 pm

Only vaguely related: in New Zealand, at the same latitude as Colorado, the treeline is around 5000 feet. Completely bizarre (and you can tell in that picture).
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