Mt Everest from space

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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:38am PT
just like them Rooskies to knott know where they are at!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#277818
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:35pm PT
He was off by about 700miles. So at 18000mph it seems he took the picture about 2 minutes and 20 seconds early.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
luckily he didnt navigate HIMSELF to the space station...
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
heh yeah it's tricky stuff. Try finding Everest on google earth by spinning the earth randomly turning off all markers and not orienting north to the top. Throw some clouds in, give yourself a 500+ mile field of view and see if you can pick out the right peak within 2 minutes which is about all the time you will have to get the shot once it is even viewable.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 13, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
Could be Sazer Kangri, but diffenetly not Everest. The surrounding topography isn't even close. Niether are the lowlands surrounding the massive.
TY
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 13, 2012 - 05:31pm PT
Do you think Chaz could get this shot?.........

None of this would be a question about what the frikkin' mountain is if Chaz had taken it. That, and you 'd be able to see his dog :-)
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Dec 13, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
Here's an annotated photo.
Details worked out from Google Earth. Using the same perspective as the photo
There is a different perspective angle between Google Earth and the original photo. This makes it hard to line all objects up in "correct" relation to each other.
Photo annotated by High Traverse
Photo annotated by High Traverse
Credit: HighTraverse
Saser Kangri Region from Google Earth. View approx from SW
Saser Kangri Region from Google Earth. View approx from SW
Credit: HighTraverse
Thanks to kunlun_shan for figuring it out.
And Wikipedia giving the coordinates of Saser Kangri II East
FA Mark Richey, Steve Swenson and Freddie Wilkinson on August 24, 2011
Way to go guys. Goes to show there are still tall unclimbed summits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saser_Kangri
Edit:
Odd that Yuri Malenchenko was that far off in his coordinates, given that Everest is to the East beyond the top right of this photo and the camera viewpoint is SW of the photo. I suppose he didn't write them down at the time he took the photo. Of course this was his personal handheld camera. An "official" camera would have been linked to the Space Station coordinate system and would have gotten the actual ground location spot on.
Given the camera viewpoint and the ISS orbits from West to East, he would have taken this photo prior to being over the Everest region.

Still, a great and interesting photo.
If anyone knows Ritchie, or Swenson or Wilkinson send them a link to this SuperTopo thread.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Dec 13, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
NASA finally figured it out.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20714990
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