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Mt. McKinley /North Peak/, Alaska, US (330Kb)

The early morning of Sep 6, 2003; ISO 200, 1/640 sec, f/13, expose compensation -0.3 EV.
Stitching of 2 shots by 3008x2000 px each (NEF Nikon RAW-->TIFF 16-bit) in Adobe PS8.
The final panorama size is 5512x2357 px (15"x7",360 dpi), 74Mb file.

The first climbing expedition to reach the North Peak was that of the Sourdoughs (Tom Lloyd, Charles McGonagall, Peter Anderson, and Bill Taylor) and McGonagall, Anderson, and Taylor successfully reached the North Peak on April 3, 1910, three years before Hudson Stuck's expedition. Their summit bid started at 11,000 feet and their summit day subsistence consisted only of doughnuts and hot chocolate, they also dragged a fourteen foot pole which they secured into rocks around 19,000 feet. They reasoned it would be able to be seen from Fairbanks proving their accomplishment, however, it was not to be seen from Fairbanks and complicated with fraudulent claims by Lloyd that they all made the summit of both peaks, they were doubted. Fortunately, during Hudson Stuck's ascent, he was able to verify that the fourteen foot spruce pole was indeed planted near the summit of the North Peak. Considering the background of these sourdoughs as miners and not climbers, it was a great accomplishment and what many would consider a phenomenal feat.

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René Gysi22-Nov-2004 23:38
Powerful and breathtaking. Beautiful.
Konrad Busslinger22-Nov-2004 17:32
Great picture, clear and sharp even in details. Bravo!
kmahbub22-Nov-2004 17:17
Looks great, crop and colors.
markvm22-Nov-2004 17:13
Beautiful capture!