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Sat May 7, 2016, 06:28 AM

World Biggest Structure In front of k-2 mountain

Small animation showsWorld biggest structure like Tallest towers like Empire State building of New York KVLY-TV mast Blanchard, North Dakots (The tallest radio mast in the world) and World biggest man made structure Burj Khalifa of Dubai, United Arab Emirates In front of K-2 which is second highest Peak in the world


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Reply World Biggest Structure In front of k-2 mountain (Original post)
salmannaseem07 May 2016 OP
Human101948 May 2016 #1
salmannaseem07 May 2016 #2
brush May 2016 #3
salmannaseem07 May 2016 #5
Moostache May 2016 #4
salmannaseem07 May 2016 #6
brush May 2016 #7
salmannaseem07 May 2016 #8

Response to salmannaseem07 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 06:49 AM

1. Apparently K2 is not taller than Everest after all...

 

In 1986, George Wallenstein led an expedition up K2. Among the gear carried to the summit was equipment to help obtain a more accurate survey of the mountain from a satellite. The preliminary calculations by a the University of Washington astronomer, unnamed in all accounts I've read, indicated that K2 was somewhere between 29,064 and 29,228. Big news, which soon leaked out, and news articles around the world proclaimed K2 the new champeen of the world.

Big problem: the figures were wrong. A simple retraction by the U of W wasn't enough to quell the international uproar. Only an official proclamation would suffice, and Ardite Desio, working on behalf of the Italian Research Council, immediately organized expeditions to measure BOTH mountains with the same yardstick. Climbers and equipment were hastened up both peaks, and in October, 1987, Desio made the announcement that the new satellite tale of the tape showed Everest was 29,078 feet high, and K2 28,238. Many reference books haven't caught up with this yet. The above elevations quoted by Guinness, the World Almanac and AOL's kw: Atlas cite China's 1973 measurements of 29,028 and 28,250 (in meters in AOL's case), and a FAQ at nationalgeographic.com inexplicably gives 29,108 and 28,268. But informed sources now agree that Everest is the top of the world.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1467/which-is-taller-mt-everest-or-k2

On edit--I thought the graphic at the end of the video was claiming K2 as the tallest mountain. It was my eyes that failed in this case.

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Response to Human101948 (Reply #1)

Sat May 7, 2016, 07:09 AM

2. No way

Thanks for information
Yes the tallest mountain is Everest and k-2 is on number second

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Response to salmannaseem07 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 09:46 AM

3. I hear K-2 is the most dangerous to climb.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:22 PM

5. That true

K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent and never been climbed during winter.

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Response to salmannaseem07 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 10:18 AM

4. Mauna Kea is calling on line 1... (LOL!)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauna_Kea

"Standing 4,205 m (13,796 ft) above sea level, its peak is the highest point in the state of Hawaii. Much of the mountain is under water; when measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is over 10,000 m (33,000 ft) tall."

Just sayin'....for every absolute, there is usually an exception somewhere based on definitions and terminology.

Everest rises the highest above Sea Level.
Mauna Kea rises the highest from base to summit.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #4)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:25 PM

6. Thanks for new information

The towers and other man made structures usually measured above the sea level

and yes K-2 is second highest

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Response to salmannaseem07 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:55 PM

7. That name, K-2, makes it sound so forboding.

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