Engineer Mountain vertical view

This is a view from looking straight down from a glider at 16,000' flying over Engineer Mountain. The massive rock glacier on the north side (right)shows up quite vividly from this viewpoint. The top of the photo is west.

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merrill

merrill - Aug 25, 2012 10:59 pm - Voted 10/10

this reminds me

of the guy that won the Darwin award for launching to 16000' in his lawn chair with army surplus balloons filled with helium. He had a BB gun to shoot one balloon at a time to come down but didn't have any idea he would go that high. He really got into trouble when he drifted over restricted air space. I don't remember where I ever read this story or if it's actually true but it sure is funny to think about.

gliderman

gliderman - Aug 25, 2012 11:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: this reminds me

y Ventus glider is much more comfortable, and safer, than an aerial lawn chair, and no bb gun needed. Plus, I can pretty much fly where I want (flew over 400 miles that day, and getting aerial shots of San Juan mountains was on my agenda for the flight).

gliderman

gliderman - Aug 25, 2012 11:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: this reminds me

My Ventus glider is much more comfortable, and safer, than an aerial lawn chair, and no bb gun needed. Plus, I can pretty much fly where I want (flew over 400 miles that day, and getting aerial shots of San Juan mountains was on my agenda for the flight).

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