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DMBARN

Trad climber
Modesto
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 12, 2012 - 11:28am PT
Credit: DMBARN

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/46101/cosmonaut+returns+from+space+with+extraordinary+image+of+mt+everest/

Do you think Chaz could get this shot?.........

Regards,
Doug
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:33am PT
Very cool.

Charles
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:35am PT
That is fantastic!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:37am PT
Nice! If you look REALLEEE close, youll see our camps at SOE!!!theres a somewhat neked girl next to the cook tent as you can clearly see!;-)
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:41am PT
The red-haired girl? Smokin!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 12, 2012 - 05:41pm PT

Wow!
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
You can clearly see the pushed-up nature of this magnificent terrain; like the ruffles you get from a blanket. The sub-continent of India has been colliding with the mainland of Asia for millions of years creating the vast rolls and ruffles and uplifts of the Himalayas .
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:44pm PT
i'd hit that...
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:07pm PT
Can someone with a knowledge of the area and good photoshop skills add a few pointers to the image such as the South Col, North Col, Western Cym, Rongbuk Glacier, Lhotse, Nuptse. Maybe it just that it's late, but I am having trouble finding all the famous landmarks.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
I'd do it but there isn't much data in that file (81Kb) to work with - pretty low grade.
The f-ing Rooskies didn't let us have the good file.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
ya - I've been there and it is still pretty hard to figure out.

so i think the pic is taken looking south out Tibet - i think it is a view of the north face and the long ridge is the standard north ridge route that you climb out of Tibet
To the right i think is the long Khumbu glacier and valley stretching down to Cholatse- the nice mountain standing in the middle at the end of the Khumba, close to mount Everest, is Pomori and the Kangshung face is facing Pomori....the standard route is going to start in front of the Kangshing face and move to the left up and around to the top of everest


the pic would have been taken with the sun setting in the west

I think you can see the real cool pyramid shaped shadow of coming off of Cholatse's north face
i think....but there is a good chance i am totally flipped around and wrong about everyting
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:31pm PT
Yes that is substantially correct.
Credit: Donald Thompson

The view is essentially the same as this photo.
The shadows seem screwy because , remember Everest is at a lower latitude than Florida.
On the space photo Everest is in the very center of the frame.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
I can't find any "Sasan Kangari".... the internet.... who knows?

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/10/15827650-spaceflier-looks-down-on-high-peaks

Some of the highest mountains in the world were far below Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko when he took this picture a month ago from the International Space Station. Now Malenchenko has come back down to Earth, but the picture has been getting sky-high attention from the Twitterverse in part because of a debate over what it shows.

Peter Caltner, a.k.a. @PC0101, put the picture into his Twitpic feed on Saturday, calling it an outer-space view of Mount Everest. NASA astronaut Ron Garan a recent space station resident known on Twitter as @Astro_Ron picked up on the pic with a tweet of his own. "I never got a good shot of Mt. Everest from space," he wrote. In a follow-up, Garan explained to The Atlantic's Rebecca J. Rosen why he missed out on that Everest snapshot.

Since then, folks who are familiar with the area have tweeted that the picture shows a different range of mountains. "This is ... Sasan Kangari near India, Pakistan and Tibet border," Phalano reported.

"So, definitely not Everest," Kunda Dixit wrote back. "Whew. My reputation was on the line."
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
Looks, weak. I'd tube down that.
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
Wow fooled me. That peak in the center ,and even the surrounding topography is a dead ringer for Everest.

The instruments the Russian had access to must have registered 27 N 86 E.
wtf ?
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
wrong peak?
perhaps - so easy to try and make large features with and with out snow on them into something they are not...it certainly does have the look of everest though eh?

the big problem i had with the look of the Khumba valley was that it didnt open up to the east to Island peak and there didnt seem to be any passes heading left from the supposed Cholatse area to Island peak as well.
You would think you would have enough of an area to get Ama Dablam in the pic as well

Also don't the high plains of Tibet pretty much come right up on the north face of everest? i dont think there should be many glaciers on that side...

tough...tricky question ya bastards
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:50pm PT
Donald can you find any links for maps to this area?
I am wondering what the mountain that we thought was Pomori is?

So hard to find good maps for these areas on the net that you can actually look at..
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
edit - ya if that was the Kumbah valley it should pretty much dead end at Ama Dablam
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:03am PT
Here's a map I grabbed at random. The glaciers seem to be in the right places and are the features easier to trace.

Credit: Donald Thompson
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:18am PT
Its not Everest. No Lhotse, Nuptse ridge. No Makalu nearby.

http://twitpic.com/bk9tpf says
The combined efforts of locals as @phalano @UjjwalAcharya @kundadixit and @NASA found that this is Sasen Mustagh (Kangri) (Xixapangma in Chinese) in Tibet

But not Xixapangma near Everest. Its here, see the long glacier:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.845556,77.785&ll=34.820568,77.843628&spn=0.57948,1.338959&t=p&z=10
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