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spyboy
11-27-2007, 10:07 PM
The 7 highest peaks on the 7 continents, do you know them all?

Don't cheat!

Here's the answer..

http://www.dskendall.com/hiking_sevensummits_resize.html

Kirk

Bill O
11-28-2007, 06:56 AM
I've seen four of them with my own eyes, and stood on to of this one:

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa.

Steve M
11-28-2007, 07:08 AM
I'll take a shot at one. Mt Denali, Alaska; North America.

climbabout
11-28-2007, 07:56 AM
Vinson Massif Antarctica

Mike D
11-28-2007, 09:09 AM
Olympus Mons, Mars

Bill O
11-28-2007, 01:14 PM
Olympus Mons, Mars

You're banned.

Mike D
11-28-2007, 01:39 PM
You didn't say which planet; I'm not responsible for someone else's mistake.

Bill O
11-28-2007, 02:53 PM
You didn't say which planet; I'm not responsible for someone else's mistake.

Fine, what continent is it on?

Is the height of Olympus Mons from the lowest point on Mars to the summit? Or is it based on some hypothetical sea level?

Bill O
11-29-2007, 07:08 AM
I'll stir up some debate. How about Mount Kosciusko, Australia (that's a country and a continent).

Mike D
11-29-2007, 11:55 AM
Fine, what continent is it on?

Is the height of Olympus Mons from the lowest point on Mars to the summit? Or is it based on some hypothetical sea level?

Like Australia, Mars is both a country and a continent.

This raises an interesting point; isn't sea level an arbitrary measure of elevation?

Brad
11-29-2007, 12:49 PM
Like Australia, Mars is both a country and a continent.

This raises an interesting point; isn't sea level an arbitrary measure of elevation?
Nope - it is not arbitrary. I measure it exactly at midnight on the 3rd of March unless the moon is almost full; then I do it at low tide on the 5th of the month. What is amazing is it is always 95.4% of the 100 year flood level.

Mike D
11-29-2007, 01:25 PM
Nope - it is not arbitrary. I measure it exactly at midnight on the 3rd of March unless the moon is almost full; then I do it at low tide on the 5th of the month. What is amazing is it is always 95.4% of the 100 year flood level.

I am confused.

Bill O
11-29-2007, 01:36 PM
I am confused.

So am I. You measure sea level once a year on the 5th of March? And you do it at midnight irregardless of tide cycle?

That's not very many data points. Think how long it would take to get a meaningful average? You don't mean the 5th of every month do you?

And if mean sea level is 0, how could that be 95% of anything?

Mike D
11-29-2007, 02:51 PM
So am I. You measure sea level once a year on the 5th of March? And you do it at midnight irregardless of tide cycle?

That's not very many data points. Think how long it would take to get a meaningful average? You don't mean the 5th of every month do you?

And if mean sea level is 0, how could that be 95% of anything?

Mostly I'm confused because Brad has two very much inland homes.

Bill O
11-29-2007, 03:34 PM
Mostly I'm confused because Brad has two very much inland homes.

True, and he did use the term "I".

For those people still playing the game I'm gonna put down:

Mount Elbrus, Russia.

climbabout
11-29-2007, 06:33 PM
Aconcagua, South America
Tim

Bill O
11-29-2007, 06:43 PM
Um, what's that one in Asia called again? I think its near the highest mountain in China.

Mike D
11-29-2007, 07:11 PM
True, and he did use the term "I".

For those people still playing the game I'm gonna put down:

Mount Elbrus, Russia.

Isn't Russia in Asia? and isn't the highest mountain in Europe in the Alps?

Bill O
11-29-2007, 08:23 PM
Isn't Russia in Asia? and isn't the highest mountain in Europe in the Alps?

Russia is in Asia and Europe, its pretty big.

The Ural Mountains are the dividing line for Russia. I guess the Caucasus Mountains are another dividing line and Mount Elbrus lies on the European side. It's over 18,000 feet.

Steve M
11-29-2007, 08:25 PM
I think Brad has all of you befuzzled and he is sitting there laughing while you are pondering his silliness.


Like Australia, Mars is both a country and a continent.

This raises an interesting point; isn't sea level an arbitrary measure of elevation?


One would think there needs to be a sea to have a sea level.:D

Brad
11-29-2007, 09:36 PM
I think Brad has all of you befuzzled and he is sitting there laughing while you are pondering his silliness.

One would think there needs to be a sea to have a sea level.:D
Ah, I see, says the inland man. Moi? "Silliness". It is all arbitrary - so, it does not matter. :cool:

Must have been a real early morning post - or late at night.

Mike D
11-29-2007, 10:36 PM
Nope - it is not arbitrary. I measure it exactly at midnight on the 3rd of March unless the moon is almost full; then I do it at low tide on the 5th of the month. What is amazing is it is always 95.4% of the 100 year flood level.

Okay, what movie is this from? (No googling)


Headmaster: All right, settle down, settle down. [He puts his
papers down.] Now before I begin the lesson will those of you
who are playing in the match this afternoon move your clothes
down on to the lower peg immediately after lunch before you
write your letter home, if you're not getting your hair cut,
unless you've got a younger brother who is going out this
weekend as the guest of another boy, in which case collect his
note before lunch, put it in your letter after you've had your
hair cut, and make sure he moves your clothes down onto the
lower peg for you. Now...

spyboy
11-30-2007, 12:20 AM
I don't recognize that quote, but my guess is Dead Poets Society?