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Created On: Sep 10, 2007
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what could we see if two far away mountains were placed near or beside ?

I think that could be interesting having a comparison between some mountains
The game should be done creating a table containing the photos of the 2 mountains with the same ratio (height)
I hope many will make this exercise and post the results

here the scale you could use


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rpc - Sep 10, 2007 7:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Great idea but...

I thought about this too (in context of desert towers here in US) but decided that there's too much uncertainty. Specifically:
1. heights of towers are largely gross estimates (in guidebooks & most towers are not resolved on topo maps)
2. distortions due to perspective (looking up at it from base vs. from significant distance)...that could be estimated out to some extent

--> apples to apples comparison is not likely to happen.

Still, I would love to see such comparisons.

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Sep 11, 2007 1:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great idea but...

True ! precision is almost impossible to get but we can try to give an approximate idea that could be, in any case, revealing.
In my first photo the DT should be 80% of the image.
Thanks, I'll hope you will play


rpc - Sep 11, 2007 12:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great idea but...

"I'll hope you will play"

I'll try to put something together & add - gimme some time.

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Sep 11, 2007 2:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great idea but...

hoping that the ones who posted the original photos will have no problems ...


Lupino - Sep 12, 2007 3:29 am - Hasn't voted

May be....

I don't undertstand the aim of the game. Would you like to do a visual comparison between two mountains (well known and not) having approximately the same height (Crozzon and El Capitan) or what ? Is the ratio referred to the size of the photos combined with the height of the summit ? Torre Trieste and desert tower do not fit this requirement. Please let me know, I like to play !

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Sep 12, 2007 3:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: May be....

The aim should be :
what could we see if the 2 mountains were placed beside ?
My first attempt (Torre Trieste & Devils Tower) was made approximately, so that Devils Tower could look higher than it really is, should be about 1/4 of Torre Trieste
The second one says that the Crozzon wall doesn't have to envy the El Capital wall


RenatoG - Sep 12, 2007 1:48 pm - Voted 10/10


... The picture I added it's a little 'revenge' against the friends from northern Italy, that usually underestimate 'our' mountains...
I'm joking, of course! (A piece of my heart lies in Dolomites)
(I hope the paste up is clear...)

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Sep 12, 2007 2:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Revenge...

maybe there is only a very small difference regarding the steepness of the walls ... :)
In the year 2001 I lead my 2 children (19 and 15 y.o.) on Corno Grande (direttissima) and they were very amused
ciao !


RenatoG - Sep 12, 2007 4:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Revenge...

Lo so, lo so... La mia era una piccola battuta per accendere un po' di derby nord-sud!;-)
(Derby perso in partenza, sia chiaro, perĂ² qualcosina da fare mi pare ci sia anche qui...)


brenta - Sep 13, 2007 7:32 am - Voted 10/10

New Plutarch

This "parallel summits" idea is fun.

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Sep 13, 2007 7:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: New Plutarch

Yes, but Crozzon and Campanile Basso are much more amusing than Aristide and Catone !


brenta - Sep 13, 2007 9:28 am - Voted 10/10

Re: New Plutarch

Here's an epigraph for you: "If, however, we examine them in detail, as we might some piece of poetry, or some picture, we shall find this common to them both,..."

(It's from Dryden's translation of the comparison between Aristides and Cato.)

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