Everest, anyone?

Everest, anyone?

Anonymous
Anonymous

May 25th, 2012, 1:30 am #1

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Anonymous
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May 25th, 2012, 6:04 am #2

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Joined: June 17th, 2009, 5:29 pm

May 25th, 2012, 3:45 pm #3

That's exactly how it looked up on 10027 in the Sawtooths on May 12th!.
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Dan
Dan

May 25th, 2012, 3:48 pm #4

Is this photo purposely slanted to make it look steeper? Look at the tents, they are at an angle that makes no sense!
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Anonymous
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May 25th, 2012, 4:05 pm #5

Very commonly done on summitpost by "summit posers".
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May 25th, 2012, 4:08 pm #6

Is this photo purposely slanted to make it look steeper? Look at the tents, they are at an angle that makes no sense!
Looks like it to me. Even if the tents weren't slanted that looks like it would be a very dangerous and stupid place to camp below that icefall.... nothing like seracs crashing down onto your tent in the morning!
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splattski
splattski

May 25th, 2012, 5:17 pm #7

Is this photo purposely slanted to make it look steeper? Look at the tents, they are at an angle that makes no sense!
That photo might be a bit slanted, but it's supposed to be pretty steep on the Lohtse face, which is where Camp 3 is located. If you remember Krakauer's book, this is where the Taiwanese climber went out of his tent for a nature break and slid to his death.

This shows another photo of the same, plus a bunch more if you click the buttons...

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/evere ... allery#/15
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Anonymous
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May 25th, 2012, 5:33 pm #8



Shoot, Thats Camp Muir, on the DC route of Rainier!!! You've been lied to.
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May 25th, 2012, 5:53 pm #9

Is this photo purposely slanted to make it look steeper? Look at the tents, they are at an angle that makes no sense!
If you look closely, you see that the tents are sitting where it has leveled off somewhat. Also I would think your ability to find dead level for your shot would be affected greatly by fatigue, hypoxia, and the frantic push of wanting to reach the summit... and the hundreds of jostling and anxious bodies pushing from below (all having paid upwards of 50,000 each to stand in line. It does not look like fun, in fact it looks very similar to the frenzied
1898 Gold Rush pictures of Chilkoot Pass in Alaska/Canada.

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splattski
splattski

May 25th, 2012, 7:01 pm #10

And I thought climbing had moved beyond this...

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