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Everest Aerial View

Everest Aerial View
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon F-100, NIKKOR 28-105MM, Hoya 62mm.polarizer
Exposure: f/8
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-03 13:43
Viewed: 7381
Points: 16
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Elevation 8,848 meters (29,028 feet)[1]
Ranked 1st
Location Nepal and China (Tibet)[2]
Range Mahalangur Himal, Himalaya
Prominence 8,848 meters (29,028 feet)
Coordinates 2759′17″N, 8655′31″ECoordinates: 2759′17″N, 8655′31″E[3]
First ascent May 29, 1953, by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Easiest route South Col (Nepal)
Radhanath Sikdar, an Indian mathematician and surveyor from Bengal, was the first to identify Everest as the world's highest peak in 1852, using trigonometric calculations based on measurements of "Peak XV" (as it was then known) made with theodolites from 240 km (150 miles) away in India. Measurement could not be made from closer due to a lack of access to Nepal. "Peak XV" was found to be exactly 29,000 feet (8,839 m) high, but was publicly declared to be 29,002 feet (8,840 m). The arbitrary addition of 2 feet (0.6 m) was to avoid the impression that an exact height of 29,000 feet was nothing more than a rounded estimate.

More recently, the mountain has been found to be 8,848 m (29,028 feet) high, although there is some variation in the measurements. The mountain K2 comes in second at 8,611 m (28,251 feet) high. On May 22, 2005, the People's Republic of China's Everest Expedition Team aClimbers will spend a couple of weeks in Base Camp, acclimatizing to the altitude. During that time, Sherpas and some expedition climbers will set up ropes and ladders in the treacherous Khumbu Icefall. The summit was eventually reached at 11:30 a.m. local time on May 29, 1953 by the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay from Nepal climbing the South Col Route. At the time, both acknowledged it as a team effort by the whole expedition, but Tenzing revealed a few years later that Hillary had put his foot on the summit first.

I took this picture from the cock-pit. I was on Mountain view tour, in Nepal. And the pilot call every one to show the mountains and explain . The peak on the right hand side is the Everest peak. That day, there was turbulance and our flight returned back. But the views we had was like dream. Fantastic experience I had personally.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-03 13:48]

Hi Satish, A fantastic picture, you were very lucky to see this in real life. great picture from behind glass. very clear with great compostion. Well done. TFS

very nice, I like

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  • irimi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
  • [2007-04-03 14:57]

Hello Satish,
Magnificent view. I would love to see that view some day. You have done a great job shooting through a scratched plane window. TFS.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-03 16:47]

Hello Satish,
It's an amazing view of the "roof of the world", absolutely exteme environment.
Breathtaking... what to say more...
Very interesting note.
Best greetings and congratulations!!!

Hello Satish!
What an impressive and great POV! Really monumental! :>
I believe that there is no sence to write any word more...
TFS and best greetings,

Hi Satish,
A fantastic picture.

Elevation 8,848 meters!!!


You went from lower south of India all the way to North most tip. It is a great picture. You have especially controlled the shining from the peaks well. I notice a slight discoloration (example in the sky region) towards the bottom left of the picture. Is this a scanning problem?

Murali Santhanam

Hello Satish
Very nice shot of this wonderful mountains,
I think this is a dream for me also to go
and see the Himalaya ,Great compo and

Good Luck

Very good photo- excellent
The white balance is perfect.
Best regards,
Vignesh Giridharan
PS- Nephew to S Murali

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