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Mountally challenged => Crazy Plans => Topic started by: m.c. reinhardt on Sep 17 2005, 00:13

Title: HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON THE MOON!
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on Sep 17 2005, 00:13
Harry

Here is a wild idea!  Do you know if anyone has made plans to attempt to climb the highest mountain on the moon?  Now that it is possible for certain "elite" people to travel to the moon, someone has the chance to be the first person to climb the highest peak on the moon.  Just food for thought!  Wow...would that be an expensive climb!!!  It would make Vinson seem cheap!

Once again, just curious.

mc
Title: Re: SEPT.16, 2005 - HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON THE MOON!
Post by: 7summits on Sep 17 2005, 02:53
Hey MC  8)

there is no such thing as a wild plan  ;D
Sounds cool, do you have any idea which one it is? Probably some crater edge. Before MoT comes in I will say it: let's see who does this one without oxygen  :P


Did you know that until now just as many have stood on the moon's surface as people who climbed the '3 poles' on earth (SP, NP & Everest)?

Hmmm, how will they determine the height of a the mountains, as there is no sealevel!

Cheers,
Harry
Title: Re: SEPT.16, 2005 - HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON THE MOON!
Post by: maubrey on Sep 17 2005, 03:13
Tallest mountain in the solar system - on Io (on of jupiter's moons) 55,000 feet!   :eek)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010227074430.htm
Title: Re: SEPT.16, 2005 - HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON THE MOON!
Post by: maubrey on Sep 17 2005, 03:16
Looks like the tallest mountain on the moon is as tall as Everest. Not much gravity to impede you though...

http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215468/our_moon.htm
Title: Re: SEPT.16, 2005 - HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON THE MOON!
Post by: maubrey on Sep 17 2005, 03:23
Tallest mountain in the solar system - on Io (on of jupiter's moons) 55,000 feet!   :eek)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010227074430.htm

Check that, Mars has the record with Olympus Mons with a height at 27 km (16.2 miles) or over 85,000 feet.
Title: Re: SEPT.16, 2005 - HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON THE MOON!
Post by: maubrey on Sep 17 2005, 03:29
As an aside, I found this little tidbit:

"The summit of Mt. Everest is the highest point on Earth above sea level, but what point is highest above the center of the Earth? This distinction belongs to the summit of Mt. Cayambe near Cayambe, Ecuador, which, at 18,982 feet, lies almost exactly on the equator. The reason it holds this distinction owes to the Earth's equatorial bulge. Geometry dictates that if you're on Cayambe's summit you're as close to the 'heavenly bodies' as you can get while still standing on Earth."

Harry how about booking a trip like this?   :lol)
Title: Re: SEPT.16, 2005 - HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON THE MOON!
Post by: Frans on Sep 17 2005, 04:58
Or the closest to the sun on earth is ... Kilimanjaro !
Good night, Frans
Title: Re: SEPT.16, 2005 - HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON THE MOON!
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on Sep 17 2005, 06:12
Great research, Maubrey

Interesting to know that the moon hosts a peak as tall as Mt. Everest!

Cheers
mc
Title: Re: SEPT.16, 2005 - HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON THE MOON!
Post by: 7summits on Sep 17 2005, 12:38
As an aside, I found this little tidbit:

"The summit of Mt. Everest is the highest point on Earth above sea level, but what point is highest above the center of the Earth? This distinction belongs to the summit of Mt. Cayambe near Cayambe, Ecuador, which, at 18,982 feet, lies almost exactly on the equator. The reason it holds this distinction owes to the Earth's equatorial bulge. Geometry dictates that if you're on Cayambe's summit you're as close to the 'heavenly bodies' as you can get while still standing on Earth."

Harry how about booking a trip like this?   :lol)

Actually it would be Chimborazo with 6310m (20,702ft), only 1.5 degree south of the equator. And the question of being farthest away from the center (Chimbo) is different from 'being closest to a star, planet etc' as this depende on the position of the star relatively to the earth (how about the Northern Star!)  as well as the season as the sun is only right above the equator 2 days a year  8)