Perched upon the roof of the world the GlacierWorks team have recently completed a photographic project of gigantic proportions, gigapixel proportions to be precise. Having spent 5 years with cold feet the team compiled 400 hi-res images to produce the most detailed digital record of Mt Everest in history.
Stitching together the source material has produced a single 2 gigapixel image that contains enough detail to allow hours of exploration. Zooming and panning, finding base camps and other points of relativity that give an impressive impression of scale.
The final image captures Mount Everest and the Khumbu glacier in spectacular beauty, showing the Himalayan peak and its surroundings in extraordinary detail.
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Mobile phones, love them or hate them they are one of the most iconic gadgets of the modern world, even so they are not without their problems. Call drop outs, poor sound quality, it must be time for an extreme solution. Would you climb Mount Everest to tweet, Kenton Cool did, now that’s an extreme solution. That’s right, now you have a solid reason to complain to your carrier about Drop-Outs and Dead-Zones. The Nepalese have managed to give the locals GOOD reception at 29,029 feet.
The first call from the cell tower in the clouds was made in October 2010 when the GSM 3G tower was first installed at the base camp on Everest, while this inaugural call was actually a video call made with the worlds most spectacular backdrop it was made from the base camp, not the summit of Mount Everest. Chinese mobile operator Ncell encountered extremely harsh conditions in constructing the tower, not really surprising when you consider that by 2009 216 people had perished attempting the ascent, this is a deadly environment. Powering the cell station is a bank of solar panels.
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