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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby REM » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:50 am

Icarreau wrote:

"If you compare it with St. Elias, the physical features match up perfectly. Why even wait for a response from the NPS ???"

I have now located my source for this image. It is to be found at the following link:

http://www.bing.com/travel/content/sear ... ORM=TRSSPG

I personally could not reconcile this image with Mount St. Elias after looking at a considerable number of pictures of it on the web, nevertheless I appreciate those of you who took the time to consider the question.
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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby chugach mtn boy » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:01 am

Yes, that is what it looks like when you fly by going SE from Anchorage. One of the reasons you want a window seat on that flight.
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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby Noondueler » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:18 am

Folks, this IS Makalu, 8,463 m in the Khumbu Himalaya, worlds 5th highest peak.
Not St. Elias.
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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby mjp20k » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:46 am

I agree with Noondueler. My first reaction upon seeing REM's photo was Makalu, but then when I saw Xue Sheng's image I thought St. Elias. However, the two photos are definitely not of the same peak. The features of the main ridge are clearly different between the two. REM's photo is of Makalu, and Xue Sheng's image is of St. Elias.

Summitpost photos of Makalu: http://www.summitpost.org/view-to-the-n ... 9/c-150293
http://www.summitpost.org/another-view- ... 7/c-150293
Summitpost photo of St. Elias: http://www.summitpost.org/mt-st-elias/177160
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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby Scott » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:46 am

If you hover over the photo in the link, it says that it is Everest, but as Noondueler says it is definately Makalu. The Southeast Ridge is the one facing the viewer.

If anyone has the book, check the top photo on page 117 of On Top of the World by John Cleare. It will confirm this perfectly.

If the photo would have been taken from the Mt. Everest direction, everyone would have recognised it instantly (since so many photos from Everest show Makalu), but this photo was taken from the SE.
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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby lcarreau » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:49 am

REM wrote:... nevertheless I appreciate those of you who took the time to consider the question.


Hey, thanks! I have more TIME than money.

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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby REM » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:38 am

Scott wrote:If you hover over the photo in the link, it says that it is Everest, but as Noondueler says it is definately Makalu. The Southeast Ridge is the one facing the viewer.

If anyone has the book, check the top photo on page 117 of On Top of the World by John Cleare. It will confirm this perfectly.

If the photo would have been taken from the Mt. Everest direction, everyone would have recognised it instantly (since so many photos from Everest show Makalu), but this photo was taken from the SE.


Is this the image you have reference to?

Nepal%20The%20Mountains%20Of%20Heaven%20-%20Makalu%20From%20Sherson.jpg
Nepal%20The%20Mountains%20Of%20Heaven%20-%20Makalu%20From%20Sherson.jpg (152.55 KiB) Viewed 493 times
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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby cdog » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:35 pm

nhluhr wrote:I was recently given a framed print of a mountain I was told was Rainier but it clearly isn't based on the features on the mountain and in the foreground.

Any help? I have compared it to all the major volcanoes I could find in western USA as well as several from Mexico and Bolivia but I can't find a match.

note the cactus and open grasslands in the foreground...
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Looks like Chimborazo, a 20565' volcano in Ecuador. Here's a pic from the website http://blog.moscosos.net/2008/04/21/cuenca-chimborazo-and-other-adventures-in-the-andes/

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Re: Identify this Mountain?

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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:27 am

REM, it is Makalu:

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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby Noondueler » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:04 am

They obviously mistook a photo of Makalu for Everest in this article.
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Re: Identify this Mountain?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:57 am

LOL
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