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Old 04-15-2018, 05:33 PM
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Wow, it looks so different from the southeast than it does from the northwest.

Can you explain the claim of tallest land-based mountain on earth? Why wouldn't Everest be?
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:49 PM
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Wow, it looks so different from the southeast than it does from the northwest.

Can you explain the claim of tallest land-based mountain on earth? Why wouldn't Everest be?
Taken from on-line: In fact, when measured base-to-peak, Denali is the tallest mountain on land anywhere in the world (Everest is only higher because its base is at a higher elevation).

The absolute tallest mountain from base to top is Mauna Kea in Hawaii, the base is under water.

Mt Everest is the tallest above Sea Level.

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Old 04-15-2018, 07:00 PM
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I guess the trick is defining what the "base" is.

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Taken from on-line: In fact, when measured base-to-peak, Denali is the tallest mountain on land anywhere in the world (Everest is only higher because its base is at a higher elevation).

The absolute tallest mountain from base to top is Mauna Kea in Hawaii, the base is under water.

Mt Everest is the tallest above Sea Level.

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Old 04-15-2018, 07:07 PM
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I am currently reading "Glacier Pilot" (Bob Reeve). The photos make it become more alive. thanks,
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:16 PM
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Good to see you flying and enjoying your plane. I'm just finishing up and hope to have as much fun as you! Did you paint yours? Looks different in the pics.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:47 PM
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I am currently reading "Glacier Pilot" (Bob Reeve). The photos make it become more alive. thanks,
I'm reading it too. Just finished Chp 2, will start chapter 3 "Getting a Stake" tonight.

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Old 04-15-2018, 07:49 PM
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Default Great write up!

Mike,

Wonderful write up. Reminds me of home. I lived in Fairbanks for three years while in the Air Force. One of my favorite memories was snowshoeing in Denali park in February. It was clear, and the peak was out. Really gorgeous, but your view was much better! On the way home, I watched a little Cessna following the highway north. He was obviously headed to Fairbanks as well. He was not making a lot faster ground speed then my car, must have been a stout headwind!

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Old 04-15-2018, 07:50 PM
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Good to see you flying and enjoying your plane. I'm just finishing up and hope to have as much fun as you! Did you paint yours? Looks different in the pics.
Washed/waxed is all.

Great to hear you're almost ready to fly! Looking forward to your first flight remarks!!

Thank you for your help last year!

Looking forward to our next meeting!

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Old 04-15-2018, 08:50 PM
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Fantastic! Thanks for such a rare report and pictures Mike. Canít wait to get there.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:10 PM
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Mike---these pictures are unbelievable---I use to do ANC layovers with the airline but never was I able to get pictures like these---even with a VFR climb to 17,500--it looks so much different than Mont Blanc in the French Alps----thank you so much for sharing---John Fleurent RV-8
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