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Footslogger -> OT: The Top of the World? (9/6/2019 1:14:59 AM)

Gents and Ladies. This is an interesting video about flying over Mt. Everest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnK_GJf_q6w

Now. Is the ladies name pronounced "Hauston" or "Houston"?[;)]

Enjoy

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Looks like Jolly Fun!




geofflambert -> RE: OT: The Top of the World? (9/6/2019 1:37:21 AM)

Everest isn't actually the highest mountain on Earth. Since the Earth is somewhat flattened some Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes are actually further from the center of the Earth. But what about sea level you say? Since the Earth is ovoid, the hydrosphere and the troposphere conform to that shape (and the Moon helps with that). But if you're still around after the oceans boil away, how will you measure altitudes then? From the center of the Earth, of course. In any case, the gravity on top of those Andes is less than on top of ol' Everest.




RangerJoe -> RE: OT: The Top of the World? (9/6/2019 2:14:20 AM)

From to base to the peak, Hawaii has the tallest mountains.




geofflambert -> RE: OT: The Top of the World? (9/6/2019 2:20:01 AM)

Surely Denali beats them all to heck. Base is just a few hundred feet above sea level and you've got the better part of 20,000 feet yet to go.




geofflambert -> RE: OT: The Top of the World? (9/6/2019 2:26:35 AM)

I get it, you're talking about the base at the bottom of the sea.




Schani59 -> RE: OT: The Top of the World? (9/6/2019 5:13:27 AM)

Still very amazing footage. Thanks for sharing, One could argue Tipo Pale on Saipan as the highest peak in the world with the Marianas Trench. Sea level is the litorial bench mark.




Kursk1943 -> RE: OT: The Top of the World? (9/6/2019 7:12:55 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

From to base to the peak, Hawaii has the tallest mountains.


...and again all ends up with the USA having the biggest one...[:D][:D][:D]




RangerJoe -> RE: OT: The Top of the World? (9/6/2019 9:58:12 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kursk1943


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

From to base to the peak, Hawaii has the tallest mountains.


...and again all ends up with the USA having the biggest one...[:D][:D][:D]


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