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QITNL

climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:29am PT
Here's the best version I could find:

Credit: Yuri Malenchenko

Looks like one of those maps you see at a Visitors Center.
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:32am PT
Wow skunked big time.

Whoever clicked the photo didn't check the latitude longitude.

Live and learn.


Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:43am PT
ya i was thinking Nuptse and Lhotse were just obscured a bit in front...but it was an issue..
even that real map is confusing as f*#k to be honest...lol
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:46am PT
damn - it's up by Jammu and Kashmir...lol

i wanna go
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:52am PT
Take a GPS with you .LOL.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:53am PT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saser_Kangri

i wanna go

Saser Kangri II - Piolets d'or 2012
http://vimeo.com/38352356
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:02am PT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saser_Kangri

edit,,,lol..ya beat me again!!!




here is an interesting link on the one i thought was Pumori

http://www.himalayanclub.org/journal/saser-kangri-iii-1986/
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:03am PT
Cool photo.

Took a look at this thread earlier and bhilden’s question got me thinking. When I took a closer look at the “Everest” photo from the space station, things just didn’t make sense and the shapes weren’t right. So, I took a look at (the real) Everest on Google Earth (forget the maps…) and the space station photo didn’t match any angles of Everest as viewed on Google Earth – not even close.

The photo was taken last month, and given that Everest is in the northern hemisphere, the photo view has to be looking somewhat northward, given the direction of the shadows. So the photo view can’t be looking south, from Tibet.

Saser Kangri, elevation 25,170 ft. (according to Google Earth), is in the area between Pakistan, India, and Tibet.


Here’s a Google Earth view, compared to the space station photo below. Note the white forked pattern in the glacier in the upper section of both images.








Edit:
Riley, your mega link kinda jacks up the page. Try this one instead…

http://anupkumarchaturvedi.com/0001_279.jpg

or…



Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:15am PT
Your uncle would have nailed this one right away Minerals...lol

edit - deleted Brian

Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:17am PT
Maybe, maybe not!

Thanks for taking care of the link.
gimmeslack

Trad climber
VA
Dec 13, 2012 - 06:35am PT
Having just gotten back from a month in the Khumbu, i felt like the maps were pretty clear in my head - so the photo was kicking my butt! Truth is I was embarrassed to ask since i was totally lost!!

Saser Kangri!! Thanks for the G-Earth Mineral ;-)
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Dec 13, 2012 - 06:40am PT
Looks like a zit.
local

Social climber
eldorado springs
Dec 13, 2012 - 08:20am PT
This is the definitive view

From directly overhead.  Nepal on the top, Tibet on the bottom
From directly overhead. Nepal on the top, Tibet on the bottom
Credit: local
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 13, 2012 - 08:23am PT
Looks pretty easy, what's all the huhbub?

DMT
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 13, 2012 - 08:38am 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 - 09:46am PT
Credit: philo
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:35pm 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 - 01:48pm PT
luckily he didnt navigate HIMSELF to the space station...
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:52pm 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 - 02:01pm PT
Could be Sazer Kangri, but diffenetly not Everest. The surrounding topography isn't even close. Niether are the lowlands surrounding the massive.
TY
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