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Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« on: Mar 25 2004, 03:33 »

According to this article there are now officially '7 summits' on Mars!

They were named in honour of the 7 astronauts that were killed.

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There may be plenty of chances to find more. After skirting Bonneville's rim, Spirit will head for the so-called Columbia Hills, about 1.5 miles to the east. Seven summits there are named for the seven astronauts who died in the space shuttle disaster in February 2003.

I guess Olympus Mons (27,000m) is not among them as it already had a name, so I think I won't bother climbing them 
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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #1 on: May 21 2004, 05:25 »

i thought all measurments were done from sea level. but on mars, there is no sea, so where are they measuring from??

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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #2 on: May 21 2004, 12:14 »

Very good question! I have no idea actually, probably most of the surface is not covered with mountains and they regard that as sealevel?!?

Any martians in the house?
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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #3 on: May 22 2004, 04:55 »

all measurments are probably done from a low point on the ground. that is most likely why the measurments are so high.


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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #4 on: May 30 2004, 00:01 »

i found this book on amazon.com i forget the name of it, but it is all about how futuristic expeditions on other planets. anyone know the name??

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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #5 on: May 30 2004, 00:20 »

found it. it is called 'Higher than Everest.'

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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #6 on: Jun 4 2004, 16:10 »

Sounds interesting - I'd like to see the first person to climb them without supplemental oxygen  ;D  ;D   ;D   

Hee hee hee...

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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #7 on: Jun 4 2004, 16:12 »

Sounds interesting - I'd like to see the first person to climb them without supplemental oxygen  ;D  ;D   ;D   

Hee hee hee...

(I'll now hang my head in shame)
hehehe, just hope they don't see you first or you might serve as an Irish lunch  ;D
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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #8 on: Sep 23 2004, 06:31 »

Ah now Harry, you should know better than to mention lunch to me! You saw what happened last time  ;D
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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #9 on: Sep 23 2004, 14:50 »

MoT are you in Ireland? I really need a climbing partner....I'm a bit of a beginner so I'll understand if you can't
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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #10 on: Sep 24 2004, 14:33 »

I am indeed! Where are you based? I'm in the Weshhhht (Galway).
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Re: Future crazy plan: the 7summits of Mars
« Reply #11 on: Nov 13 2004, 02:05 »

i thought all measurments were done from sea level. but on mars, there is no sea, so where are they measuring from??

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I`ve heard that they meassuring them due to the average height of the total Mars surface.

Here are some picture of Olympus Mons, http://www.astro.uio.no/ita/nyheter/marsexpress_0104/bilder_marsexpress_050804.html with the crater in the middle it reminds me of Kilimanjaro
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