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Aeolis Mons

Postby schrund » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:32 pm

In 1904 J. Claude White photographed the Eastern side of Mount Everest from Kampa Dzong, 94 miles away. While not the first photo of Everest ever taken, it's the first to show any significant details of the mountain http://www.everestnews.com/everest1.htm. On August 6, 2012, the NASA Cuiosity Rover landed on Mars and subsequently took the photo below of 18,000' Aeolis Mons http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/27/us/mars-rover-water/index.html?hpt=hp_t3.

As we all know, Sir Edmund and Tenzing arrived at Everest's summit on May 29, 1953, forty-nine years after that 1st detailed photograph was taken. If the past is any predictor of the future then we may look forward to a successful Aeolis Mons Ascent somewhere around 2061.

I say we form a sub-committee to begin planning the assault! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolis_Mons\:D/
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Re: Aeolis Mons

Postby dubsho3000 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:41 pm

That name turns me on
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Re: Aeolis Mons

Postby Theodore » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Since gravity is so much weaker there, would we need any pro?
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Re: Aeolis Mons

Postby JROSKA » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:19 pm

Would "pack it in, pack it out" apply on Mars?
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Postby TravelingMatt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:48 pm

JROSKA wrote:Would "pack it in, pack it out" apply on Mars?


Not to NASA so far.
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Postby Kent McLemore » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:16 pm

Can I bring my dog?
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Postby CO Native » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:25 pm

I'm holding out for Olympic Mons, the tallest known mountain in the solar system. Over 80,000 feet high by most methods of measure.
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Re: Aeolis Mons

Postby edhaman » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:33 pm

Can I bring my dog and my gun?
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Re: Aeolis Mons

Postby JROSKA » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:34 pm

There was actually an attempt of this challenging mountain in 1988; I was able to retrieve some rare footage. A party of three took a nasty tumble down the Southeast Ridge (Standard Route). Two of them walked away uninjured; the third one perished.

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Postby Eaglevu » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:46 pm

The photo is a fake. I took the same shot on my last trip to Moab. My SantaCruz Superlight sailed through it like crisco. :---)
by the way, I believe it's Olympus Mons.
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Re: Aeolis Mons

Postby globreal » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:59 pm

This is a great idea! I would love to bag this peak. But since I am currently without a transportation, I'll need to bum a ride with someone. But I am willing to chip in on gas.

Now I think a descent down suit is going to be needed:


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The temperature on Mars may reach a high of about 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) at noon, at the equator in the summer, or a low of about -225 degrees Fahrenheit (-153 degrees Celsius) at the poles. Obviously this is very inhospitable for humans, but it is also of some concern for the electronics and mechanical parts of a Mars airplane and its instrumentation. In the mid-latitudes, the average temperature would be about -50 degrees Celsius with a nighttime minimum of -60 degrees Celsius and a summer midday maximum of about 0 degrees Celsius.
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Re: Aeolis Mons

Postby TravelingMatt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:38 pm

ozarkmac wrote:Can I bring my dog?


As long as its name is Rover.
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