Thursday, December 21, 2006

Panorama of Everest

Check out this panorama from the summit of Mt. Everest. You can see what the view from the top of the world is. It's amazing!

If you're like me, you've been watching the reality show that tracks a team of climbers trying to make it to the top. It's unbelievable what people will go through just to make it there. A human drama in an inhumane setting - I really hope they put this on again next year.

The program is riveting and surprising, particularly in how matter-of-fact death and frostbite become. It also shows that getting to the top is the "easy" part, as you're already exhausted when you start coming down. You have to turn around before you get tired, which can be tough after 6 weeks on the mountain trying to make it to one spot.

This is a great website, with panoramas of some of the most amazing places on Earth. Make sure you check these out:

- crater of Mt. St. Helens
- Machu Picchu
- Blue Mosque in Istanbul

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