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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby lordhelmut » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:08 pm

That basecamp is a ZOO!

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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:12 pm

Jim Davies wrote:Wow. You can even see little climbers and tents on the Lhotse face.

Amazing how fragile that "camp" area looks
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby Gareth » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:15 pm

I had no idea that Base Camp had such a problem with urban sprawl! :o
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby lordhelmut » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:23 pm

What costs more, a permit to climb that peak or the camera used to take this picture? I'll take the camera, that vantage point and a 6 of Modus over the climb.........

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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby Presto » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:30 pm

by lordhelmut » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:23 pm
I'll take the camera, that vantage point and a 6 of Modus over the climb.........


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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby Gareth » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:30 pm

It's like a "Where's Waldo" checklist of things to spot....

-Camp 3
-Prayer flags in the icefall
-etc
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby jbchalk » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:32 pm

lordhelmut wrote:That basecamp is a ZOO!


Brian,

EBC is a Melrose Place, dude. Good times for a single dude. Even more so for a single lady.

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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby MUni Rider » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:50 pm

Carl wrote:Wow! Thanks for sharing. Anyone know what camp or village the stone buildings with the blue roofs are? Visible in the center bottom of the screen if you pan all the way right and zoom in.


I can see my hotel room! LOL. The Buildings are the "town" of Gorak Shep. If you pan further right, up the ridge you can see all the prayer flags on Kala Patthar, (Black Rock), as well as a few climbers. It's a popular view point for pics of Everest and surrounding area.

Thanks for the link! Too cool. I will have to forward it too the rest of the people from my trek.
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby mountaingoat-G » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:24 pm

You could spend an hour or more looking at this pic zoomed all the way in...

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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby MUni Rider » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:30 pm

mountaingoat-G wrote:You could spend an hour or more looking at this pic zoomed all the way in...


But wait, it gets better! You can spend ANOTHER hour looking at the pic overlooking Gokyo Ri! :-)
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby jdorje » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:41 pm

How does one make an image like that? Is it the result of hardware that takes images with 100x the resolution of a typical camera? Or stitching together or many zoomed-in images?
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby planet54 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:59 pm

I like it!! Being more of a K2 guy,I just spent the last hour checking out the Baltoro. Click on THE GLACIERS at the top of the page. There are several to choose from. Thanks for the link :-D
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