Corax wrote:Do you consider the drop in between the two Baturas enough to make Batura II an independent mountain?
If 107 meters count, we would have a whole bunch of new 8000 meter peaks.
Hey Corax, what IS the rule in the Himalayas? Is the drop between peaks a standard amount (like 300m) or do I recall something about a percentage of the higher mountain's height?
Either way 107m isn't enough... but it would mean there are almost twice as many new peaks!
Not sure about the official rule. If there is any. I have heard 400m (which seems to be the standard in South America), also 7%.
I'm still waiting for an answer from Moro or Heichel, but I'm pretty sure I wont get any.
"Author of many books including a specific book about the mountain region incorporating Batura; Wolfgang Heichel from Germany was the person who actually suggested the Batura climb to me - explaining why Batura 2 has to be considered the highest unclimbed summit of the planet."
"Some people posed the same question as you are doing now and Wolfgang Heichel answered them directly. Other people who need a scientific explanation about this can reach Wolfgang at [email protected].
I would like to have "a scientific explanation".
It would be really interesting.