The south face of Olympus...

The south face of Olympus Mons as seen in the summer of 2059. This photo was taken from the tube transport line while traveling to Tharsis City located at the base of the peak. Although the south face is bare, by winter the northeast face will have enough carbon dioxide snow for skiing.











OK really this is a composite I made from a NASA photo of the Martian surface and a photo of Mt. Fuji by Yushiaki Ichoijo ;-)

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gordonye

gordonye - Dec 4, 2002 2:26 pm - Hasn't voted

skiing?

20 degree slope max and a small gravity - not sure if there is much ski terrain on this mountain!

peakwolf

peakwolf - Dec 23, 2002 8:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: skiing?

Yeah you're right, it was just fun to imagine it. Actually I think the best chance on Mars would be at the poles but don't know if there are any mountains.

John

John - Dec 23, 2002 1:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: skiing?

For low angle skiing, you can always increase your speed by adding rockets like C.J. "Turbo" Turner did when he raced in the 1999 Derby de la Meije in La Grave, France. Check out this article for some more info and good photos as "Turbo demonstrates rocket fuel's edge over gravity."

gordonye

gordonye - Jan 3, 2003 9:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: skiing?

That's hilarious! Let's put these rockets on marathon runners too...

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