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vic cross
Posted 24/01/2013 - 19:50 Link
Not pentax but a hell of a photo. Have a look at www.snipca.com/8117 zoom in and see the detail. The bunting at the various base camps etc. then look for the people on the snow in the "V" just below the summit.
Absolutely fantastic. CHEERS Vic.
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Dodge69
Posted 24/01/2013 - 20:11 Link
Stunning. I might add view in Full Screen mode, closest I'll get to being there anyway
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1stEverPentax
Posted 24/01/2013 - 20:28 Link
Wow, truly fabulous...its like tent city, never realised 'base camp' was so expansive.
doingthebobs
Posted 24/01/2013 - 21:36 Link
Fantastic.

The camp is like tent city but I can't see the climbers near the summit.
Bob
Frogherder
Posted 25/01/2013 - 00:20 Link
You've got better eyesight than I have.

I found the block built structures and the loal yellow tents but no bunting anywhere.

Then at about 1-o-clock above the camp on a horizontal stretch of snow a small yellow tented camp, but no discernable people.

I think Everest is over to the left above the left hand glacier but there is no sign (that I can see) of people, on foot or in tents


Apart from that a fantastic shot (I wonder how many snaps have been stitched together)

regards
Bernard
whatsthisbuttondo
Posted 25/01/2013 - 09:18 Link
Think i spotted wally
Edited by whatsthisbuttondo: 25/01/2013 - 09:19
generator
Posted 25/01/2013 - 09:30 Link
this is just Fantastic thanks you
Thanks Richard
vic cross
Posted 25/01/2013 - 09:31 Link
To all of you who can't find a lot. Go to full screen, zoom in at different parts of the photo in sections and you'll find everything.
The bunting and many many tents and some people are alongside the long stretch of snow? ice? leading upto the main mountain. There is another camp to the righthand side of the photo. To find the people climbing go to the "V" leading up to Everest then look on the snow just above, below the top slightly to the left. There's a long string of people climbing up.
Keep looking folks. CHEERS Vic.
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davidtrout
Posted 25/01/2013 - 10:46 Link
Stupendous, thanks for sharing it with us Vic.
David

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Edited by davidtrout: 25/01/2013 - 10:47
Joe S
Posted 26/01/2013 - 11:06 Link
So did anybody locate any of the (well preserved) bodies of dead climbers up there I happen to be in Nepal at the moment and is reading Into Thin Air by mountaineer Jon Krakauer. I am not into climbing mountains or reading book on disasters but it is actually a good read.

Two weeks ago I took myself (and my bicycle + a K5) to Thorung La pass at a height of 5400 meter, actually a bit higher than Everest Base Camp and it was quite undramatic. Perfect blue sky, a bit windy and freezing cold. I lost my breath quickly up there but no headache or anything. I got loads of pictures and when I get around to it will put some on my blog - it badly needs a re-design first, though.

I am happy to say the K5 have performed flawlessly for the 2 weeks it took to get to the top and down again, the battery did not even seem to mind the low temperatures.

Impressive photo btw., and if anybody considers a cheap and photogenic destination Nepal is a good option.
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Edited by Joe S: 26/01/2013 - 11:07
Stuey
Posted 26/01/2013 - 21:04 Link
Very Good

I can spot the bunting, the climbers etc but it took me a while
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japers45
Posted 27/01/2013 - 05:59 Link
an awe inspiring image- got the climbers in the end.
The "bunting" are little sheets with prayers written on them by the local sherpas intended to protect those on the mountain, the gods don't always answer though.
Frogfish
Posted 27/01/2013 - 12:37 Link
japers45 wrote:
an awe inspiring image- got the climbers in the end.
The "bunting" are little sheets with prayers written on them by the local sherpas intended to protect those on the mountain, the gods don't always answer though.

There are climbers !?!

I still haven't found them ! Where are they ?

Brilliant pano.
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Edited by Frogfish: 27/01/2013 - 12:38
wasleys
Posted 27/01/2013 - 13:09 Link
Frogfish wrote:
I still haven't found them ! Where are they ?

Look at the far peak in the middle of the picture. Below it is a steep snow-filled valley with a flatter area beneath it and to the left. The climbers are there and going up the valley.

EDIT: This might help.
Edited by wasleys: 27/01/2013 - 13:32
Frogfish
Posted 27/01/2013 - 13:35 Link
wasleys wrote:
Frogfish wrote:
I still haven't found them ! Where are they ?

Look at the far peak in the middle of the picture. Below it is a steep snow-filled valley with a flatter area beneath it and to the left. The climbers are there and going up the valley.

EDIT: This might help.

Thanks Was. !
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