Thursday, February 23, 2012

On Top Of The World

This full screen panorama was first published in connection with the 50 year anniversary in May 2003, in honour of the first two men who reached the top of Everest 50 years prior on May 29, 1953.

The top of Mount Everest was reached for the first time by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.  Since then, an estimated 1200 to 1500 climbers have reached the top.  Nobody knows the exact number. More than 140 climbers have died on the way.

On May 24, 1989, the Australian photographer and mountaineer, Roderick Mackenzie, reached the summit.  He was number 271 since 1953. He made, as far as is known, the only 360 degree panorama from the top.

THE VIEW FROM MOUNT EVEREST :
360 DEGREES
BREATHTAKING!
SPECTACULAR!

CLICK HERE -> http://www.panoramas.dk/fullscreen2/full22.html

When you see the panorama, click the icon on the top right corner to make the image full-screen!
There is also a + and - sign in bottom right of screen to allow you to zoom in or out ....  INCREDIBLE!

 Particularly impressive to me was the the change in sky color as altitude is achieved.  Notice how the "Blue" of the sky darkens with altitude.

Source: Email from Raymond Campbell

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