2013, charcoal and chalk on paper, 1 * 6,5 meters.
Hundreds of mountaineers went there and many more want to go there. But little people so far had the opportunity to enjoy the view from the summit of Mount Everest without being in a hurry. Now, everybody can study the view – the first 360 panorama view without any clouds from top of Mount Everest is here.
You do not need to suffer low oxygen supply, bad weather and storms, congestion of climbers or simply exhaustion. There is no need any more to study every map, photo, drawing you get hold of. The pictures on the top lead you to an interactive photography of the drawing. The commented break-down of the drawing elucidates the main mountains (the numbers specify the rank of the mountain).
Video of the 360 Panorama View from Mount Everest
Continue reading for a detailed description of the panorama view, original photos without text, and a map including markers for most important viewpoints.
Description of the 360 Panorama View
The view from Mount Everest is breathtaking. Many details can be seen because the mountain is so much higher than its surroundings. In the East and the West six other 8000ers may been seen with good weather conditions. Altogether thirty of the highest mountains of the world can be seen.
The North shows endless Tibet. Still two of the highest mountains on earth are to be found here: Changtse and Khartaphu. In the foreground the main route from the north can be seen with the ABC camp, the north col on 7.000 meteres and the North-East ridge with the three step steps to be passed.
Makalu (5th highest mountain) and Kantschenjunga (#3) in the East are the most impressive silhouettes. Because they are in the east, climbers summiting early in the morning will perceive Makalu as “black mountain” which is the translation of its name. To the right of Makalu one can view until Darjeeling in India. In the foreground the Kangshung face falls down.
In the South Lhotse (#4) and Nuptse are closest and define the border of the silent valley and the Khumbu ice fall. The South-East ridge ends in the south col on 8.000 meters between Everest and Lhotse. The last camp for most climbers before the summit. Behind them, Ama Dablam is considered as one of the most beautiful mountains on earth. To its right, you see the the valley most expeditions take reaching to Namche Bazar, Lukla airport and Nepal.
In the West the main arm of the Himalaya is glittering in the sun with for instance Cho Oyu (#6), Manaslu (#7), Sisha Pangma (#14) and Gyachung Kang (#15). Also Pumori – considered as the best viewpoint for Mount Everest – is found here. The foreground shows the west ridge leading to Lho La Pass on 6.600 meters height. To the right the Rongbuck glacier is situated – expeditions from the North take this way until the turn to your right behind Changtse.
Pictures of the 360 Panorama View from Mount Everest
See here the drawing without any additions:
This commented break-down of the drawing elucidates the main mountains (the numbers specify the rank of the mountain):
Map of high mountains around Everest
View the following map for more details – it includes the most important numbers for each mountain. Just click on the markers!
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