Where is this?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Wynand N, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. hoytedow
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    Of course. ;)
     
  2. ImaginaryNumber
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    no
     
  3. ImaginaryNumber
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    Another clue:

    Both Reinhold Messner and Christine Janin have climbed this mountain.

    Tiny Turnip, any progress yet?
     
  4. Tiny Turnip
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    Ok I'm gonna wade in with some observations on the photo, cos I can't resist any more, and we seem to have a pause.



    The general lack of long shadows suggests that the photo was taken broadly in the middle part of the day.



    The sides of the trucks in shadow bottom right of the photo would be on the North(ish) side in the Northern hemisphere, and the South(ish) side in the Southern hemisphere (ignoring any funny business between the tropics for the moment)



    So the side of the mountain facing us and the Ocean would be the Eastern(ish) side if in the Northern hemisphere, and the Western(ish) side if in the Southern Hemisphere.



    IN tells us this is the side nearest the ocean, and that the mountain is visible from the ocean. So its likely to be within 50miles, perhaps 100 miles tops on a clear day.



    So the mountain is on the Eastern side of a continent if in the Northern hemisphere, or the Western side in the Southern hemisphere.



    The mountain is clearly substantial - the faintness through the haze, the height of the frame it fills, and the snow tell us that. It is likely part of a mountain range, or system, although it appears as an isolated peak.



    Looking on Google Maps shows us quite quickly where mountain systems lie around the world, and the satellite imagery helps in identifying areas high enough to be covered in snow.



    The infrastructure (interstate or near interstate standard road, powerlines, transmitter mast) tells us it is a reasonably developed area too, and the 'interstate' is a helpful identifier on google maps. Its not a tropical landscape.



    Looking on Google Maps for where these features occur (substantial mountain systems, 'interstates,' snow cover, Eastern seaboard Northern hemisphere, Western seaboard Southern hemisphere) it seems that the Western seaboard of South America is the most likely candidate.



    My next step would be a detailed browse of Google Maps, fairly close up, to identify mountains in South America on the Western seaboard, not in Chile, so perhaps likely in Peru?, which lie a few miles to the North of an 'interstate', perhaps confirmed by the bend in the interstate, and the terracing/quarrying in the mid distance.



    Then a Google image search for any likely candidates, to identify the mountain's ridge profile, snow gutters etc…. (its not a classic volcanic cone...)
     
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    Aah, that should help quite a bit! Not sure about Peru now...
     
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    An excellent series of observations!
     
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    Mt. Kosciusko, just south of Canberra.
     
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    Does it fit the criteria Tiny Turnip suggested in post 6109?
     
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    Probably not.
     
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    The Aconcagua summit in Argentina, as seen from Chile just a bit north of the headquarter's location I've linked in post #6089, which gave me an ‘‘ahem’’ remark without telling I was that close.

    Then I was told asking if it was in Chile was based on an incorrect assumption, while the picture indeed was taken from Chile and the second question in this quest was for the location where this pic was taken from.

    Together with ignoring Hoyt's suggestion for many subsequent posts this gives me the idea this quest was set up by an unfair player.
     
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    It is to be expected.
    Dat is meer heuvel dan ik wil beklimmen.
     
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    Headquarters location and distance Aconcagua summit to Pacific Ocean.jpg

    Mountain plus Rautop spraying equipment bill board.jpg
     
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    Congratulations, AII! It is indeed Mt Aconcagua in Argentina. And congratulations to Tiny Turnip for your excellent observations.

    At 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) it is second only to Mt Everest as the most prominent peak in the world.
    It is...
    ...the highest peak in Argentina.
    ...the highest peak in the Andes.
    ...the highest peak in South America.
    ...the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere.
    ...the highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere.
    ...the highest peak outside of Asia.

    The photo was taken on the Pan American Highway (Panamericana Norte, Ruta 5), north of Santiago, Chile, between the towns of Ocoa and Llay-llay, just west of where the highway goes through a tunnel.
     
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    Congratulations A II
    Here's the sign and the distinctive roadside trees on streetview. The very wide angle of the google cameras compared with INs telephoto makes a huge difference.

    upload_2020-9-24_17-51-53.png

    (Shame about the clouds!)
     

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    Thankyou!
     
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