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The View from Everest

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#68982 by @ 07.03.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
The View from Everest

Explanation: What would it be like to stand atop the tallest mountain on Earth? To see a full panoramic vista from there, scroll right. Visible are snow peaked mountains near and far, tremendous cliffs, distant plateaus, the tops of clouds, and a dark blue sky. Mt. Everest stands 8.85 kilometers above sea level, roughly the maximum height reached by international airplane flights, but much less than the 300 kilometers achieved by a space shuttle. Hundreds of people have tried and failed to climb the behemoth by foot, a feat first accomplished successfully in 1953. About 1000 people have now made it to the summit. Roddy Mackenzie, who climbed the mountain in 1989, captured the above image. Mt. Everest lies in the Himalayan mountains in the country of Nepal. In the native language of Nepal, the mountain's name is "Sagarmatha" which means "forehead of the sky."

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#68986 by @ 07.03.2005 01:07 - nach oben -
traum. gits da bild au i groesser (und v.a. besserer qualitaet)?
also... i mein i _no_ groesser als die gross variante. nur demit mi niemert druf hiwist.
#69031 by @ 07.03.2005 19:01 - nach oben -
es git imfall ä grossi variante...
#69066 by @ 07.03.2005 23:09 - nach oben -
nööööd im ernscht? wenn so liebenswürdig wärsch und segsch, wo die finsch, würed alli danke sege und d'wänd neu striiche. rosa - grüen chäm huere guet