If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Washington Post)   Mount Everest, in two billion pixels. The peak of all Everest photos, if you will   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 138
    More: Spiffy, pixels, highest mountains, Himalayas  
•       •       •

20900 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Dec 2012 at 10:13 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



138 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-12-18 08:12:22 PM
Absolutely stunning. Great link, subby.
 
2012-12-18 08:23:03 PM
Challenge: Find the people in the picture.
 
2012-12-18 08:33:11 PM
Really doesn't look that high.
 
2012-12-18 08:36:47 PM
Think I just spotted Green Boots
 
2012-12-18 09:02:17 PM

CruiserTwelve: Challenge: Find the people in the picture.


There are a bunch of cold looking people hanging out by the tents.
 
2012-12-18 09:08:45 PM

CruiserTwelve: Challenge: Find the people in the picture.



Lame. It won't let you zoom to a level close enough to make out the bodies.
 
2012-12-18 09:34:26 PM
I just finished reading Into Thin Air so I'm getting a kick, or I would if I could feel my toes.
 
2012-12-18 09:42:49 PM
<p><b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7492934/81379085#c81379085" target="_blank">AverageAmericanGuy</a>:</b> <i>CruiserTwelve: Challenge: Find the people in the picture. </i></p>

<p> </p>

<p> </p>

<p><i>Lame. It won't let you zoom to a level close enough to make out the bodies.</i></p>

<p> </p>

<p> </p>

<p>i was able to zoom in far enough to see this:</p>

<p> </p>

<p><img src=http://dumbimages.net/zs/everestpeak.jpg></p>

<p> </p>
 
2012-12-18 09:43:41 PM
wtf? dumbimages.net
 
2012-12-18 10:18:22 PM
Anyone find the yeti yet?
 
2012-12-18 10:18:35 PM
Looks like an easy walk.
 
2012-12-18 10:20:15 PM
The mountain with the biggest pixels in the world.
i2.ytimg.com
/sorry, we don't go there
 
2012-12-18 10:21:22 PM

DesertDemonWY: Think I just spotted Green Boots



+1
 
2012-12-18 10:23:40 PM
Nice one subby. Awesome pic.
 
2012-12-18 10:25:45 PM

Quasar: I just finished reading Into Thin Air so I'm getting a kick, or I would if I could feel my toes.

 
 
not the best book on mountaineering, or even on the '96 everest disaster. try "the climb" by anatoli boukreev. i like some of krakauer's work ("under the banner of heaven" was riveting), but "into thin air" is a hack job.
 
2012-12-18 10:25:55 PM
jaysus - how many friggin people are at base camp? it's like a city.
 
2012-12-18 10:26:55 PM
I'm not usually impressed with these "super pictures" as they usually fail to deliver on the hype behind them.
 
But.. WOW.. This is farking amazing.. *bookmarked*
 
2012-12-18 10:27:59 PM

FlashHarry: jaysus - how many friggin people are at base camp? it's like a city.


I actually expected more.

With so many people always saying "Ya know what...I'm gonna climb mount everest!
 
2012-12-18 10:28:53 PM
Holly shiat.. I though that colored shiat at the bottom was just trash and litter marking a trail or something.. They are tents.. WOW.. What an amazing perspective in size when you zoom in and notice what they are... 
 
2012-12-18 10:33:26 PM
Find the bird.
 
2012-12-18 10:33:27 PM

redmond24: FlashHarry: jaysus - how many friggin people are at base camp? it's like a city.

I actually expected more.

With so many people always saying "Ya know what...I'm gonna climb mount everest!



i knew there were a lot. but i've never seen it - well, "up close." 
 
2012-12-18 10:34:57 PM
Jeez...there are so many tents you'd think by now they'd just build a permanent town with roads and services.
 
2012-12-18 10:40:05 PM
I need to clean my monitor.
 
2012-12-18 10:41:30 PM
Now that is pretty goddamn awesome.

Thank you Subby.
 
2012-12-18 10:46:14 PM
Not many outhouses for that many people and no lines?

Hmmmmm.....
 
2012-12-18 10:47:44 PM

FlashHarry: jaysus - how many friggin people are at base camp? it's like a city.


I wonder if there's a brothel tent.
 
2012-12-18 10:48:15 PM
I took this picture of the top of Everest. You can really see what the mountain is all about
 
i50.tinypic.com 
 
2012-12-18 10:50:04 PM

styckx: Holly shiat.. I though that colored shiat at the bottom was just trash and litter marking a trail or something.. They are tents.. WOW.. What an amazing perspective in size when you zoom in and notice what they are...


I thought the same thing. My initial thoughts were "Great picture and all, but it'd be nice if there were something to help provide a sense of scale" Then I noticed the brightly colored 'trash' and zoomed in and... holy shiat, that's not trash, it's a tent city. Sense of scale provided.
 
2012-12-18 10:51:30 PM
That tent city is amazing. So where do they go to get up Everest from there? I'm assuming as an average hiker you could make it up to the tent city level with out putting your life at too much risk?
 
2012-12-18 10:54:00 PM

redmond24: FlashHarry: jaysus - how many friggin people are at base camp? it's like a city.

I actually expected more.

With so many people always saying "Ya know what...I'm gonna climb mount everest!


I would guess that most of the tents up there are old and unused. Everest and surrounding area is pretty much a dump of garbage and frozen bodies.
 
2012-12-18 10:54:13 PM

Neondistraction: styckx: Holly shiat.. I though that colored shiat at the bottom was just trash and litter marking a trail or something.. They are tents.. WOW.. What an amazing perspective in size when you zoom in and notice what they are...

I thought the same thing. My initial thoughts were "Great picture and all, but it'd be nice if there were something to help provide a sense of scale" Then I noticed the brightly colored 'trash' and zoomed in and... holy shiat, that's not trash, it's a tent city. Sense of scale provided.



Holy sh*t, I hadn't zoomed in enough to realize that. I thought it was literally a shot of the summit. Now? Holy crap, that is amazing!
 
2012-12-18 10:54:40 PM
Is that Base Camp? Is there any way to show what the route is and where Advance Base Camps would be?
 
2012-12-18 10:56:18 PM
Found a body. Find the pole down by the tents where the four strings of banners meet and go straight up. Look for a rock shaped like a half-moon.
 
2012-12-18 10:56:38 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-18 10:57:14 PM
I was just thinking about that article that states they use dead bodies as guideposts on Everest after seeing this post.
 
2012-12-18 10:59:21 PM

bugmn99: Found a body. Find the pole down by the tents where the four strings of banners meet and go straight up. Look for a rock shaped like a half-moon.


Four strings of banners meet down in tent city there? Ya, that narrows it right down there skippy.
 
2012-12-18 11:02:49 PM

bugmn99: Found a body. Find the pole down by the tents where the four strings of banners meet and go straight up. Look for a rock shaped like a half-moon.



There are a bajillion poles with strings of banners, care to narrow it down? Or screenshot?
 
2012-12-18 11:02:55 PM

swingbozo: That tent city is amazing. So where do they go to get up Everest from there? I'm assuming as an average hiker you could make it up to the tent city level with out putting your life at too much risk?


If I'm reading the maps right, the route follows the glacial valley that the tents are in for most of the distance that you can follow it, then heads up the Lhotse face. The tent city is Base Camp, which is at 17,000 feet; 3,000 feet higher than the highest point in the continental US. Altitude sickness is a serious concern for anyone at that height, and occasionally lethal.
 
2012-12-18 11:04:24 PM
 
2012-12-18 11:05:02 PM
This one's maybe better, from the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day Archives:(once you click and magnify, use the left or right keys on your keyboard to see panorama effect)
 
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080830.html
 
2012-12-18 11:06:05 PM
Hmmm....I hadn't noticed at first but if you look closely there are a lot of climbers in the icefall and in that patch in the upper portion of the pic where the mountains converge.
 
2012-12-18 11:06:08 PM

styckx: Holly shiat.. I though that colored shiat at the bottom was just trash and litter marking a trail or something.. They are tents.. WOW.. What an amazing perspective in size when you zoom in and notice what they are...


Same here - "Jeez, mountaineers are filthier than I exp-HOLY BALLS."
 
2012-12-18 11:06:55 PM
OHH! Found a string of hikers straight down from the summit, underneath the crack in the glacial face. They appear to be climbing up the right hand side of the glacier. Yikes, no thanks!
 
2012-12-18 11:10:47 PM
wandervogeldiary.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-18 11:12:12 PM
Out yourself, Subby, so I can put you on my favorites list.

/That was seriously awesome!
//Helluva find.
 
2012-12-18 11:12:23 PM
farm9.staticflickr.com

Imperial walker spotted!
 
2012-12-18 11:13:23 PM
No, the NASA pic I submitted is not better.  Explored the article's panorama a little and, well.....that's somethin'.
 
2012-12-18 11:13:46 PM

Abox: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 276x204]

Imperial walker spotted!


Kinda short to be an Imperial Walker, isn't it? :)
 
2012-12-18 11:14:17 PM

CruiserTwelve: Challenge: Find the people in the picture.


Bottom right of Everest, where the two adjoining peaks form a V. There's a trail of folks climbing up to the next camp.
 
2012-12-18 11:15:22 PM

DesertDemonWY: swingbozo: So where do they go to get up Everest from there?


Woah, thanks! You can see people along the entire south col route, plus the giant traffic jam right before the summit while people wait to climb the last bit to the top. What you think is a trail across the top of that glacier really is a trail.
 
Displayed 50 of 138 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report