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"mount everest" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt
"And they're getting the climbing it doesn't matter for lap up the mount takes you six hours or one hour you get the opportunity to keep climbing and pass through that you know. I don't know if it's my quote. I've said this for many years but what i believe hundred. Twenty-nine does so well is. It allows your mind. Open the door to quitting and you get to decide if your body steps through it right and you all got to that point. Where you're i kind of quitting. Maybe isn't the worst idea not quitting for good right. I mean going and sitting in your ten going and getting a massage going eating a meal. You had those opportunities to make it easier. And i know from everyone on this call. You did it. You decided to kind of push through because you wanted to see it was on the other side. You wanted that growth. And unfortunately a lot of ultras in iron man's and things like that the time cut also set up in a way where unless you are in the upper echelon fitness you. Don't get that opportunity in twenty nine. It gives people of all ages that ability to get there and look there. There are people who have that growth mindset in week. One jim fish or seventy nine years old. He is up ten times where he four thousand feet. Any spent thirty six hours out there right on to get to share the mountain with people like that. I think those are stories that we also go back and tell them not only our own story but those that we played with as well matt had debris breakthrough them. We all have like not like like mark said not necessarily quit. Quit but to like. You're a dark place you gotta push. Yeah i'm excited to talk about this. Because i was expecting one and i got to you and i think nathan got to also But what one through. Four for me was very awkward. Because i've never hugged them out in my life..
"mount everest" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt
"Am or saturday. Morning at four am and. It was very difficult to sleep after that. But i i was on high. I up until monday. Because i'm i'm a. I'm a teacher in school at two thirty. Pm on monday. It felt like. I got hit by a semi and i was like man. I gotta take time out. So i i took a bed at like five pm. That night. Yesterday actually went up to restore in wichita kansas and got cryotherapy. Got an ivy. Got some infrared. Today i feel like a million dollars but these students. I've been sharing the story with them. They know i'm on fire. They they feel the energy You know and i. I keep talking about the two most important parts which we'll talk about later in the podcast. I'm sure but i feel like there's way more in the tank that i previously thought and i know that probably everybody feels the same lake. This kind of endurance race It just unlocks different parts of you. That sometimes he'd even know existed. I mean now. I wanna talk about that and i wanna get to mark the sort of the creation of the event now often. Here's that which. I assume is almost daily. Same kind of reaction. You know you and nathan. I'll bring a nathan now. I met on the first ascent and we went down after one in for people again. I didn't explain fully but to get up to the level of adverse you have to go up the mountain thirteen times over thirty six hour period. It's huge mental challenge as well as physical. But i met you two guys and you guys left wing the talks at some point. Because i certainly didn't finish in the nighttime as you did but nathan looked at you and again you know the first reaction of course. This has rocked. This guy's got muscles coming out of the end. So i'm like okay. You know this guys carrying this muscle up What was your why in sort of wanting to do this. And then talk about.
"mount everest" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt
"Let me do a quick ramp before we get to our special segment about mount everest in utah about climbing this unique time. It's the first time we've had. Nfl cuts before labor day. Because we don't have a fourth preseason game. They've changed the calender when they expanded the regular season in the nfl. To seventeen games this will be the first year of that. So just my thoughts on cut down day. I went through so many of them. I certainly don't miss that about being with the packers. I miss a lot about being with a team but This is something. I certainly don't miss. 'cause you're telling twenty-something players their dreams ogre their dreams deferred now. I know you bring back some of the players on practice squads but you shedding a lot of people and playing football since they're eight years old. It's tough you learn a lot about people when you release them somewhat bitter salon angry fist pumped i get it and sometimes yet security i had security come in when i did. Tell guys or say goodbye guys. They're just pissed. And i get it but you also learn about them. Some were very humble. Some were very appreciative. There were some that made me feel worse for cutting them than they felt about being cut. Those are the ones i remember. Those are the people that think about in this weekend. Those are the people that i said to myself and others. They'll be successful. So the process is the progress per personnel director. Usually reggie mckenzie back in the day with the packers would call these guys very simple. Come in bring your playbook and within an hour to. They're on a flight out. Gone it's over. You become a former player in the nfl in a row phone call. So that's how fleeting it is. And i always think about that. When people talk about pro careers it is so fleeting. It rarely ever stays now. The people you see on tv. They're lucky ones. They've made it and some made it in tom. Brady's case twenty something years but they're out outliers their true outliers and then sometimes the player meet with position coach. And if case of a real star they'll meet with head coach but then it's over there moving on nets the nature of the nfl. They're already preparing for gang. One week one and so these players are gone. They're like outta mind. That's how it goes now. The other issues the vaccination issue i know that coaches are saying it's not a factor in their cuts. Of course it is an urban meyer at the jaguars actually said it. He said the quiet part out loud. And yeah of course you look at all kinds of things..
"mount everest" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt
"Hey there welcome to the business of sports podcast with andrew. Brandt different kinds of podcasts today. I've just experience climbing mount everest in utah called eberstadt twenty nine hundred twenty nine with this on really. You'd go through some physical mental challenges to try to get up a mountain thirteen times to reach the equivalent around personalisation. Twenty nine thousand feet. It was a life changing experience. It was transformative so much that i thought i'd talk about it on the podcast i'm going to have of. My fellow climbers on with me as long as well as the co founder. The marco lick of twenty nine twenty nine ever staying. I really hope you're gonna enjoy this different kind of world bringing into my life personal loud. You followed me on the journey through twitter instagram etc. And here so. I'm going to share that on the podcast. All right first a word from the spot our sponsor..
Shortest Ever Gamma Ray Burst Discovered
"Astronomers have discovered the shortest epa gamma-ray burst the huge blast identified as gib. Two thousand eight twenty six was coolest by the supernova implosion of a massive star in a distant galaxy. The blast was so powerful. It admitted fourteen million times the energy released by the time. Qa galaxy in the space of just zero point six five seconds most gamma-ray bursts usually more than twice as long producing what are usually described as the brightest most energetic events since the big bang astronomers divide gamma-ray burst into two broad categories based on their duration short period gamma-ray bursts blazing the life in less than two seconds and i thought to be caused by the merging of neutron stars in a binary system neutron stars of the dentist objects in the universe other than black holes. They formed that at the core collapse of massive stars at the end of their lives. Compressing still a comb more. The one point four times the mass of the sun into an object just a dozen or so kilometers wide. The material of neutron stars is as dense as the nucleus of an atom and a single teaspoon of neutron star material would w- as much as mount everest as well as their incredible density. Neutron stars are also intensely hot and possess magnetic fields millions to billions of times stronger than that of the earth long-duration gamma-ray bursts. there's lasting more than two seconds. I thought the because by the implosion of some of the universe's most massive stars at the end of their lives stars. Run out of the hydrogen. That's a stains nuclear reactions in there. 'cause the thing that makes a stash shine without the stabilizing pressure of these reactions starts can't fight gravity they collapse into exotic stellar remnant. The massive start determines its fate star smaller than the one point four times. The mass of the sun will shrink into white dwarves well largest is collapsing the neutron stars and the largest of all collapsed entirely forming black holes an object with such intense gravity. Nothing not even light can escape
"mount everest" Discussed on Short Wave
"This message comes from npr sponsor. Wise zandt a one to one tutoring alternative to online classes where you can learn face to face online. Get help with tackling new subjects and career skills or just catching up weisan lists thousands of personal instructors over three hundred subjects available for live individualized lessons with their online learning platform heads at wnyc a. N. t. dot com to find your perfect instructor. Love it or your first hour is free because it wise and we take learning personally. Okay lauren fire. Today we are talking about mount everest. Which is the highest mountain. Unearth when you measure from sea level and today we're focusing on how that measurement is made. Where do we start. How about some old time newsreel. Dr evidenced bothering his survey of eighteen hundred forty one estimated hypoc pinton nine thousand feet sue back in the nineteenth century when george ever esta. Brit was the surveyor general of india. The use trigonometry to measure the height of the mountain we learned in middle school at points angles and triangles totally. Yeah and incidentally the mountain got its english name from surge everest but it was actually an indian mathematician rudd Sick dr who did most of the work and actually figured out that this mountain is the highest point on earth. That sounds right for colonialism. Totally yeah okay. So how accurate was this trigonometry approach. We'll i put that question to be naga rajon. He's a geoscientist. One of george everest successors at the survey of india office which still exists but is now staffed by indians in sitting in the same chair. Same location where georgiev restaurants it. Because i didn't want to change the room. So he says the trigonometry that his predecessors used throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was surprisingly accurate. I mean the standard height. Everyone now uses for everest that twenty nine thousand twenty nine feet. It dates back to nineteen fifty five. Wow that's pretty impressive okay. So how did they actually calculate that measurement for a mountain like. Walk me through it. It was not easy. They measured it from eight. Different points out is aren't landon distance and everything and computer and took the mean. It was a very difficult matured very heavy machines. Heavy machines called theod delights. Optical instruments used to measure angles between visible points on the horizon and vertical planes. They're like a cross between a telescope and compass You might have seen municipal surveyors using them sort of on a tripod. Oh yeah. I've seen those folks with reflective vests little tripods them yes okay so but for measuring mountains. They are these big heavy versions. I don't know how many hundreds of kilograms the weight and then carried forward to make this measurement it slowed colored. Most of the time we know covered so the effort that was put on. Was betty difficult nowadays. Nothing much what the chinese are doing. Our members are doing their high take instrumentation with the chinese and the nepalese. We're doing now involves satellites so instead of measuring everest from afar on the horizon with these the delight contraptions these send a team up to the top of the mountain with a hand held. Gps receiver that sounds like a little easier to me. Maybe but maybe not here is dena mandar. He's a gps expert from nepal who teaches now at the university of tokyo horse environment. There that are very windy. And you have all these battery or power problems and like the people who climbed everest. They come stay there probably more than half an hour. I think that's limit for them because they already exhausted. They've got thirty minutes to connect to multiple satellites because are solar flares interference at altitude. You can't rely on just one reading and they have to measure the thickness of ice and snow underfoot. Because you wanna reading from the actual rock mountain right not the ice and so for that. You need a ground penetrating radar another piece of equipment to haul up the mountain. Yeah so fumbling. With all of that on top of everest. You've got wind. You've got your oxygen depleting. The clock is taking and that is still the easy. Part monitor says because all of that data from the top of everest. It's only half the story. Yeah so you need to know for his fine. And that's the biggest problem didn't need a cfo somewhere. But we don't have a seat afri- in nepal because nepalis landlocked country. It's land everywhere. The nearest sea level is india. How high this mountain is you. I need to know how low sea level is and you need a reference point sea level which it turns out varies depending on where you are. Yeah i mean sea levels tricky right. It's not necessarily constant and climate change is really messing with sea level these days. Yeah and as monitor says there isn't even a c next to everest. So here's how they do it. They measure sea level in india at the bay of bengal at china's yellow sea at many other points hundreds of them to calculate the mean sea level and then they figure out where sea level would be if there were right next to everest. Oh okay and then you just measure from there up to the peak. Well no no. No you have to account for the shape of the earth. The shape of the art okay. It's lives swyto very much. Believe swyto right. The earth is elipsoid. Like a oval-shaped watermelon because of the earth's rotation makes kind of bulge slightly at the equator. Plus you have to account for how gravity effect sea level in different places around the world and mountains themselves affect gravity so the earth at sea level this invisible line along the earth surface. It's actually like kind of lumpy. So you're telling me that we are standing on a lumpy elipsoid. That's the sea. Level is actually not level at all. And so the next step. You gotta map. Those lumps essentially variations in the earth's gravitational force. And then you get the g. Lead a i'm sorry Yeah so the. It is the shape of the earth at sea level taking into account gravity and the planet's rotation and now you follow that joy to appoint directly under everest. And that's what you use as a reference point for the mountains height okay so after all that sea levels gravity you finally get a reference point you take that you compare it to your. Gps measurement from the top of the mountain and woah. You get everest's height well not so fast because there's also these pesky plate tectonics. Oh my god lauren. This is harder than actually climbing everest. I'll.
"mount everest" Discussed on Short Wave
"From npr. Mattie safai here with lauryn freyre first time on the show lauren. Welcome hey thanks for having me absolutely okay. So you cover south asia for npr. What do you have for us sumati. Today i have for you a number the number itself. Twenty nine thousand twenty nine. It just becomes something that you. I guess fixate on it becomes just this special number in your mind you hear it and you just know immediately what it means matty before he tell you who this person is. I want to ask you your climber. I bet you know what this number means. Yeah climbers strong word. For what i do out there lauren. But yeah i totally know what the number is. But why don't you tell our audience who might not know what it is okay. So it is the height of mount everest. The world's highest peak is on the border of nepal and china height. That roxanne vogel who's voice. You just heard there. She knows every single foot of and that's because last year she set a speed record there. I became the first person to successfully climb everest from my home in san francisco all the way to the top and return home in fourteen days. We called it a lightning ascent. That's that's fast. That's too fast. Yeah total underachiever that roxanne there but how can a person even do that. Lauren will so to prepare for this. Lightning ascent roxanne trained like mad and she was constantly focused on that number. Twenty nine thousand twenty nine twenty nine having never been that high one eight nine thousand twenty nine. It was certainly something that focused my training. Nine thousand twenty nine and so she kept plugging in that number doing calculations. Twenty nine thousand twenty nine like okay. Here's how many thousand feet sleeping at and then to finally stand there. Twenty nine thousand twenty nine at that altitude. That's the closest to heaven or the closest outer space that i will ever get on this earth and it's kind of life changing when you're out there. But.
Leadership Lessons From Trekking up Mount Everest Twice
"But i love the story you told during your x speech where someone said. Well you went to everest. But you didn't get to the top choices. I guess she didn't get to the top ever so you can tell a story about being i think. He was at j. P. morgan or smith barney. Right j. p. morgan central. Tell that story to our listeners. Because i think it's brilliant story about failure and success. Yeah so so understand when we got back from the mountain in two thousand two as the first american women's expedition sponsored by the ford motor company. Because were the first team of american women attempting this mountain. We had a lot of media coverage four hundred fifty media outlets fodder climb and then we didn't make it and so we had to go back and do the big media tour talking about this failure and it was such a public failure and to have to talk about this failure constantly. All these media interviews just felt like a punch to the gut right because everyone was so focused on the fact that we didn't make it and i really internalize that failure. And i went to dinner party when i got back home to san francisco and the host of the dinner party was introducing the gas and he said oh. Hey this is my friend. Alison she just climb out address. And then the guy that was sitting across the table for me. He looked at me and he said oh no way. That's awesome all the way to the top and i said We'll know unfortunately we we were forced to turn around just a couple of hundred feet from the top storm. And he said oh so. You didn't climb. Mt ever and i was like. Oh wait. hang on hang on. I told mow story about how we spent two months on that now and we just had super lousy luck with the weather. You know we were just a couple of hundred feet from the top and had to turn back and gave him this whole lecture about getting to top optional. Getting down as mandatory and he said that's all great and everything. But here's the you know. The bottom line is if you're in at the very top then you didn't climb it. It doesn't count. So i just i was like all right What do you do tough guy. And he said. I worked for j. p. morgan so of course i replied with Oh no way you are the. Ceo of j. p. morgan and he said no. I didn't say i was the ceo. I i work in fixed. Income trading my said. Oh well then. I guess you don't really work for j. p. morgan do because if you're not the very top that it doesn't
"mount everest" Discussed on Unexplainable
"The tallest mountain and that was made obvious in the eighties. When there was a measurement taken of ketu which is and pakistan. I picked up the paper and here was a headline saying that. Ketu which we'd all four was. The second highest mountain on earth was going to be the first number one. That measurements actually made k. To taller for a second then everest the whole range might be about two hundred and forty seven meters or about eight hundred feet higher not only k. To but some of the other peaks in the surrounding area might be higher than mount everest. That measurement eventually got debunks. Faith found out. There were a lot of things wrong with it. But there was a huge frenzy and people said well i guess i gotta go climb k. Two now did very excited. Because it's different to climb the highest picking order then the second pick the you're so is this ultimately about tourism not necessarily i mean it gives communities in immense sense of pride in having something like everest in their country as well and i could tell when i got a chance to speak with the surveyors who took the latest measurement. One of those being come lulled the man who climb to the top of everest we will be people mountainous frontier. He told me that they were very proud of being among all this instability is too high high mountainous this that after this devastating earthquake that it was their responsibility to clarify the question around the height of mount everest. Half the mountain is in china in half. The mountain is in nepal. And this was the first time that they had taken. A measurement on their side of the mountain and for kim lull. Even though he suffered a lot during the climbing he lost a toe and even though the measurement is probably.
"mount everest" Discussed on Unexplainable
"Mount everest beautiful being jewish and long believed to be the tallest mountain in the world. But is okay unexplainable back laura in the first half of the show. You were talking about why. It's so hard to measure mount everest and how it comes down to the bottom of the mountain not the top actually and it's complicated because of this whole mess that is how scientists measure sea level. So how else could we measure a mountain. So i was talking to dan roam about this. He's the scientist. From noah who i interviewed and he explained to me that it's really about perspective when you measure something you need them. Determine what you're measuring from. How high is it above. What n if you change. Where you're measuring from where the base measurement is there are some new contenders for the tallest mountain in the world's all right. Let's hear about contender number one. There's a hawaiian mountain now. Akia that is actually taller than everest. If you're doing a simple base to peak measurement and that's because a majority of nonaka is underwater took away. The water looked at how high that volcano is sitting. It is very impressive. If you measure monica like you would a person from your feet to your head from the bottom of the top of the mountain. It would be the tallest mountain in the world. That seems like a pretty simple way to measure mountain west contender number twos. So there's a mountain that would be taller than everest if we do a simple base to peak metre and it's not because this mountain is underwater. What mountain is that. That would be denali in alaska. Okay that's mountain formerly known as mckinley. Yes exactly everest actually sits on top of plateau so the base of everest is already pretty high above sea level so it sort of gets a head. Start in that sense okay. But denali where the mountain meets. The land is much closer to sea level so the base to peak is actually much higher than everest. Like how much dollar. If we do a simple base to peak measurement denali would actually be taller than everest. Something like six thousand feet. Oh okay that. That's like huge. Yes then it would look taller. If you stood at the base you can look up and cracking your neck trying to look up at the top of it whereas you know when you're looking at the himalayas you see the front part of the himalayas behind that sticking up. Maybe you feel what you own including might see mount everest so this is sort of a semantic question of like what is a mountain yes do we count the like himalayan plateau that ever sitting on that part of mount everest or mount everest. Sort of start on top of that. Yeah it could be looked at that way. It's because we've chosen level. As the base measurement that we do include that plateau the official height of everest. But there's also another way to think about height that's not necessarily semantic and it's if we chose a different base measurements so something that would be simpler than sea level is the center of the earth. And that's where the bulge at the equator. Comes in your snot. Round ball is squashing twenty kilometers on the poles so that means it's relatively wider by twenty kilometers on equator and that equals sixty five thousand feet stats like to address okay and so a mountain in ecuador. Tim barroso on paper. It is much shorter than everest but because of that bulge it's actually the closest mountain to space. Okay so if you wanna stand on a peak that is the closest to the stars. You should go to tim. Brazo and not to everest okay. So we've got these three contenders besides everest for tallest mountain. Mount acadia denali. Jim barroso i gotta say if i'm thinking about all of these i'm not as swayed by jim barroso being sort of the closest to space. Because i don't really think that we feel that twenty kilometer bolger for near the equator. But i am kind of swayed by denali. I mean it's the mountain that feels the tallest mountain. That looks the tallest. If you're nearby. I feel like just like we. Don't take into account that twenty kilometer. Headstart and tim barroso would probably not taking into account the himalayan plateau that sits under everest feels like denali has a good claim to being the tallest mountain in the world. Yeah i mean if you think about sea level being a human centric measurement. That's why we chose it. I mean that makes a lot more sense than choosing the center of the earth as a base measurement. We want to know what the experience of climbing a mountain would be like by that measure based to peak does matter and the experience of climbing denali verses everest would reflect that yeah i mean it feels like everest only has all this importance because of sea level which is almost arbitrary like it doesn't represent either. What's the actual highest thing on earth. Or what feels like the highest thing compared to the land around. It's just sort of this weird problem we've created for ourselves. Yes we've definitely put ourselves in a bind because we have chosen sea level as a base measurement. It's extremely hard to measure sea level. But dan the scientists. I spoke to is working on a new model for sea level. That should make a easier. How would that model work. So remember that sea level is by no means a static thing it changes all over because of temperature because of the salinity in the water because of the bulge at the equator and because of all the little gravity fluctuations around the world right. Okay so dan is basically working on a model that accounts for all of these things and it would essentially create a universal zero that everyone could use for sea level and it will help us get rid of all of this really tedious survey. That people were doing you know in the eighteen hundreds and frankly still doing today. Which is why it took years to take latest measurement and so essentially. Dan is trying to make sea level more of a universal value that that's pegged to something objective like this model of all the little gravity fields on earth. Yeah exactly and once. Dan gets this true universal sea level. I assume everest's height is going to change again right. Yeah it'll change but Even dan doesn't know in which direction to go up or down but it will change most likely at the end of the day like is this just trivia. Is this just something to impress your friends at the bar with to be like. Oh hey you know. Denali is actually the tallest mountain in the world from base to summit. We had this. Actually we had our special summit and this is one of the trivia questions i mean. How much does does all of this measuring mountains matter. It's a good question. I mean i think it matters a little in a lot. I mean especially for people who really care about superlatives or conquering the highest thing in the world. A lot of people have died. Hundreds of people have died climbing everest. People paid tens of thousands of dollars to climb this mountain. It only costs a few hundred dollars to climb tim baraza. If you wanted to people just want to climb. Whatever is.
"mount everest" Discussed on Unexplainable
"There's two other things that make measuring sea level more complicated than you might think. Okay one is that.
"mount everest" Discussed on Unexplainable
"Mt everest uses selling things up. He told me it was a really challenging job. He's actually summited everest once before and that's part of the reason why they chose him to do that. Part of the measurements restaurants to the so. He told me that it was his duty. This scientific job was his responsibility. So can allow climbs to the top of mount everest. How does he measure it so he takes. Gps receiver to the top. And he's waiting to receive satellite ping's as many as possible so he'll inkers there for a while old. Thomas have to sit on the centerline data. So people who have climbed to the top of everest have described it as the roof of the world. you have a panoramic view of the himalayas. But they are typically just turning around and going back down. Maybe they'll take a selfie at the top. And that's because anywhere above twenty six thousand feet on any mountain in the world is known as the death zone. Oxygen is extremely low so the risk of death up there is far higher that can law because his job was to be receiving as many satellite ping's as possible. He lingered there for several hours. Picking estimate the minus reg- centigrade. That's negative forty five degrees fahrenheit in the middle of the night difficulties. I lost my a. He actually lost the big toe on his left foot due to frostbite. Millions now healing. Now mad i can. I can wear shoes. He had a pretty good attitude about it. I think distant given me from. Monday's he told me it was a token of love from mount everest and it seemed like it was a sacrifice he was willing to make but it turns out that kim lull getting to the top is actually the easiest part of measuring. How is that possibly the easy part. It's because the harder part and the reason. Mount everest height is constantly. Changing is figuring out where bottom is What do you mean. The hard part is figuring out the bottom. Well the bottom is sea level. And that's what we use. As the base measurement for practically any high on earth and sea level is a really hard problem that scientists have been working on for over a hundred years. It's even harder in a mountain range like the himalayas because it's nowhere near the and so you sort of have to calculate where sea level would be if it was there and the reason everest's height keeps changing is because they're still using some of the same methods to figure out where sea level is that they were using in the eighteen hundreds when they first took a measurement of everest at the time. India was under british rule so british and indian surveyors used the closest see that they had access to which was the bay of bengal calcutta. They had to first of all defines sea level. This is roger bellum. He's a professor of geology at the university of colorado so they measured sea level for a month and engraved stone rock in the harbor. They had to take that sea level measurement out to sea and figure out a way to get it to the himalayas which was hundreds of miles away at the nepal border. Yeah i i assume the ground isn't flat here right. How do you draw a totally level. Straight line all the way to everest. You have to walk okay. Starting from that mark in the ground they would put basically a ruler. Ten feet high and they would look with a special telescope. Have this from a distance of about fifty feet away and then they turn around and point the telescope at the next ruler which was also fifty feet away and what they were doing is comparing the elevations of the two rulers so they would move to another point and then another and another and another and each time they could move only about one hundred feet in this measurement transferring hype. They had to cover an area of hundreds of miles and they were on foot so this took them years and years to do so. This is basically trying to extend sort of pretend. Wine from the see all the way to the bottom of mount everest. Yes except that they couldn't really get to the bottom of mount everest okay. Nepal was closed off to foreigners at the time so british indian surveyors had to take the height measurement from his close to everest is they could get which was over one hundred miles away at the nepal border and back then before they had. Gps to go to the top of the mountain. How did they actually get the height of everest so once they calculated where sea level was at that point. They used an instrument called theod late. It's a distant ancestor to what you might see engineers using today. It looks a little bit like a telescope in it basically just angles. So this is trigonometry. Wanna one if you know two angles to a triangle and you know one side then you can basically finish the triangle. So they're solving a problem. Where one side of. The triangle is the height of mount everest. Yes exactly so. How accurate was the measurement of everest from back in eighteen hundreds. And how does that. Compare to the one that kim walls team just made. It was remarkably really really close. So the first measurements taken in the eighteen. Hundreds was twenty nine thousand two feet and the measurement they took in twenty twenty was twenty nine thousand and thirty two feet So they were only off by thirty feet. Which is really incredible if you think about it. That's that's nuts. it's wild. Yeah but measurements of everest have fluctuated pretty wildly over the years since that first measurement was taken. They fluctuated anywhere from a hundred feet to a few feet because sea level is really complicated measurement to take and that's not just because it takes a long time to walk from the nearest to the base of a mountain. How is it complicated to measure sea level. Is it just factoring in. I don't know high tide. Low tide things. Like that yeah. Tides are definitely part of it. But it's more complicated than that along the east coast of the united states. There's about a meter a meter and a half of difference between florida and maine. I talked to dan. Roman who's a scientist. At noah the national oceanic and atmospheric administration the government agency and. He explained to me that sea level is in as uniform as you might think so. First of all the ocean varies from place to place. The gulfstream is warm and all that warm water sits a little bit higher than that cold water from the labrador. Current it's denser. Saltier insists lower. He kind of sees the world's oceans like a big hot tub. The water level. Ill will on. This side is kind of high on the side is kind of well so you want to turn off the jets figure out of the water. We'd be across the entire hot or you can't turn the jets often this hot tub. The ocean so to factor in all of these variations scientists use global means he level so like the average sea level around the world. Yes it's what we talk about when we talk about global warming when we say sea levels are rising. they are talking about global. Means you level and that's going up a fraction of an inch every year okay. So is that the only reason why it's hard to figure out sea level. No not even close. Okay okay.
At Least 100 Climbers, Staff Infected With COVID-19 on Mount Everest
"Enough of a challenge. Climbers and guides are getting Cove it. Ah climbing guide says At least 100 people tested positive for covert and base camp. Nepalese officials say there's no outbreak on the world. Largest highest peak. If you go to Ocean
Sherpa Guide Scales Mount Everest for Record 25th Time
"Shopping guide has scaled Mount Everest for the twenty fifth time breaking his own record for the most a sense of the world's highest peak Comey Rita and eleven other shopping guides are the first group of climbers to reach the summit this year they were fixing the ropes on the ice routes so that hundreds of other climbers can scale the peak later this month Eversource close climbing last year on both the southern side which is in the poll and its northern side which in China because of the corona virus pandemic Nepal has issued climbing permits this year to four hundred eight four climbers despite a surging culverted nineteen I'll break arms area shockingly
Corona Reaches Mount Everest
"Everyone wants tips on. I feel like it should be jury service. Everyone will get two weeks two weeks of just like she just around all the countries and sort it all out covid response infrastructure everything. That would be great. Wouldn't it but what she's going to have to go to mount everest if she's going to do that because covid has even reached their region climate under sherpur tested positive for covid nineteen. I mean that doesn't give much hope for if you can't socially distance l. the mount everest. The more crowded pulse of with the headline was bad because it said corona virus reaches mount everest. Which makes it sound like the little virus that good a year bigheaded before but now we have corona virus. The adventure is basically corona and ben. Fogel that is we just don't need it. Corona blogging about the view. What journey it's been onto get on the radio and chat so convincing. Everyone that the sheriff has love it and it's great bounce wells gap here anyway today so why won't often with degrade uncle teddy. I don't think wrote an isa anymore bigheaded than it currently is
Interview With Former Air Force Officer, And Motivational Speaker Toolika Rani
"Hello and welcome to another edition of a dc woman. Podcast i am your host sonia ago play and today in honor of international women's day. We are so excited to welcome. Retired indian. Air force officer mountaineer motivational speaker research. Scholar and travel writer to ronnie deluca is the first woman from uttar pradesh india to climb mount everest and the first indian woman to climb the highest volcano of asia. Known as mount. Dama avant in san to look i served in the indian air force for a decade and was squadron leader an outdoor training instructor in the prestigious indian air force academy in hyderabad india and she was even involved. The physical training of hundreds of feature officers including india's first three women fighter pilots with twenty three mountaineering expeditions and tracks in india nepal bhutan iran africa and russia under her belt. To look at is now working on her. Phd continuing to train for future tracks and she serves as a motivational speaker which includes a hugely popular. Ted talk and she has been featured widely in mainstream media india and south asia. She is a staunch advocate of women's rights and human rights. Globally juelich out. Welcome to the show. Is sonia thank you for having made you to look i. I wanna say that the messages you received from your family and especially your mother growing up or such a tremendous example of female empowerment and a genuine belief in human spirit. You were taught that you only have this life to pursue your dreams and goals and that nothing can get in your way so long as your mind believes it you can achieve it while if every young girl or woman receive this message growing up. What could be accomplished on planet earth. So really really impressed by that. And you've talked a lot about your spiritual beliefs and faith. And i wanna ask you. What is going to remind as you ascend a mountain. do you go into a meditative state. Will you rely on your deep spiritual beliefs and constantly have to retain mindfulness in assessing the physical challenges. Along the way i would imagine. There's a variety of protocols and situational awareness. That is needed. But i'd really like her more from you on that. Because in my estimation this mindset is what separates those who make it to the top and those who unfortunately do not on different stages of climbing i have a different kind of a mindset. I would say that. If i fain like there there might be avalanche. There might be a route wash. That might be bad weather. Something which has detained my plans to climb a mountain. I get into a buddy confrontational mode. Because i am. I'm trained as a soldier. And i had to fight my adversity so at times i started seeing the mountain. Asthma adversity. it happened to me on mount everest. I had to in my second attempt. Also i had to turn back from three thousand feet twice before i made my tent and succeeded so in those two attempts i started challenging everest. That either you can give me death or injury you can go ahead and give me that and i will keep on doing what i'm capable of doing. So sometimes i get into that kind of confrontational mode. Where i see that. Yes the mountain in front of me. Is the obstacle that i have to overcome he. It is an enemy. And i have to fight it with all my might that i have sometimes from vivid me. There are certain sentences accord or something but have support him that just springs up bent. The conditions are really tough. I'm climbing exhausted and the going gets very very tough. I have seen these flashes. Coming from within a volume by Kipling everybody had about displaying very famous swim. If so there was this lions from this point if that some everything is finished and nothing is left to new that still a wasting your head which says hold on so at one time this would hold on just a up in my mind and i just continued. I just held on and kept my foot one foot after another in front official. So that is how it happens sometimes. It is ready spinach with because london's are so beautiful. I get into that meditative state also but i contemplate the nature of life seeing a mountain see a mountain the stance alone so anybody who is strong mighty and wants to rise high. Perhaps in life would be like that alone solitary having his own battles and also facing all kinds of storms videos rain gold snowfall everything but still standing very tall and after that i absolve that seed they also the cloud at times at times it is just sunny so this is how life also is on. Mountain's what i love the most about is that i don't have that usual crowd around me.
Back to the Himalayas with Jeff Rasley
"About jeff. Welcome to the show. Thank you camping. Glad to be here happy. Have you tell us a little bit more about yourself well. I grew up in a small town in northern indiana gauchan. Indiana and i was all set to go off to college when it was time and i ended up dropping out after two days and just didn't feel like that was what i really wanted to do. After having spent my whole long life of eighteen years in school so i went to work in a factory saved up some money and then mom reluctantly drove me to the edge of town. I stuck out my son and he tried to cross country. But i did end up going back to college after my parents told me if i didn't they were going to kill me and i thought okay choices college death. I'll take college and ended up. Really loving academics. At a serious level went to the university of chicago than went to law. School eventually went to seminary so ended up spending a lot of time in the classroom. I'd even taught a few college classes practiced law for thirty years retired. And i suppose what's really brought us together is that i written ten books. Several of which are about what. I call philanthropy trekking in nepal himalayas grew so but is that exactly. What is philanthropy attracting. Yeah it it. Means a combination of fee lows. Which is greek for love and anthropologists philanthropy. Means love of humanity in. So i combine that with tracking. And so i've been to nepal fourteen times in started a foundation over there so i combined tracking with philanthropy led an organiz many groups of truckers and many of which have been involved with the mission of the foundation started which is called the possibility foundation. What exactly does the bassett village foundation do well. It's concentrated in a remote area of eastern nepal. Which is not on any of the popular trekking trails. A set of the first time. I was there which was in two thousand eight. My little group of truckers were only the second group of people from the outside world that had ever visited abilities which was an amazing experience because they were living basically the same way they had for the last five hundred years but anyway the foundation does is. I developed this relationship. Was that village. And we have helped to build a school hydroelectric system water system. Our most recent effort was little health clinic and we also help to rebuild the village which was partially destroyed from two major earthquakes. Back in twenty fifteen the same earthquakes that sarah safari was in when she was tracking mount everest in the last episode so our mission goal is to work with the local people to finance the projects that they would like to bring up their standard of living in terms of education sanitation healthcare those sorts of efforts but all of those projects have been requested by the village not suggested by us the outsiders the funders donors to the foundation members. And the reason for that is. I think it's very important for this. Kind of development work really to be primarily in controlled by the people at supposed to benefit so that we don't develop a kind of dependency mentality so the school the water system the electrical system the villagers build it themselves with their own hands and they own they run it and we just provide financial assistance and expertise. When it's ask for school cool. i was talking to somebody else as well. Today that happened to be working with foundations that affected the same area. About empowering nepali women roller. You should connect us. Sarah safari yeah. She's really cool. Where did you grow up. Like i said in the small town of gauchan. Indiana doesn't seem like there'd be much there in indiana as far as mountains. There are not. I had never climbed a mountain or done. Any sort of high-altitude tracking. Before the first time i went to nepal back in nineteen ninety five and my first experience there was directing the mount everest base camp trail.
FACT SMACK: Spider Edition
"Okay kwong here's how this is gonna work all right. Sebastian gets roughly ten minutes facts to prove that his critter of choice. Spiders are the coolest critters. Okay got it now. These are general spider facts. So sebastian gets to call on any spider. He wants which gives him a lot to choose from. There are like roughly forty five thousand species of spiders and to give you a sense of context. Think about an animal that we see all the time or type of animal mammals right there are only about six thousand or so species of mammals that covers literally everything from shrews to wales to rhinos compared to the forty five thousand as of spiders nest so many spy seen mammals. Like it's just where it's at. Now where's that okay. So here's the thing it's not just. How many of them there. It's also where they live. Spiders are out here. Along in here is pretty much everywhere. See this is one of my favorite things about Planet earth is basically. Wherever i go. I can find a spider because they are spiders living everywhere from the inter titles on right at the ocean's edge to forests to dryest desert's where they build sand tunnels under the sand up on mountains not as regular mountains all the way up to the slopes of mount everest and everything in between a hold on he just said there are spiders that live on mount everest. Oh yeah clung. There's a famous one up. There called the himalayan jumping spider. They live up to twenty two thousand feet or sixty seven hundred meters above sea level. They are the spider the animal that is arguably the highest permanent resident on earth. They're living in the penthouse on our planet incredible. I wouldn't have thought i wouldn't have thought spider. I would've thought something else. Yeah i know me neither. But i love this because even its species name omni superstars is kind of perfect for talking smack. The omni superstar means stands above everything because it is literally above us at all points of the day of the night of the year. Watching down a bunks. All be lower animals. Identify lower animal. You know about that spider. Maybe your soul mate. All right what else do you got supplier okay. So the one that sent me over the spider edge wong. Did you know that there are multiple types of spiders who live at least part-time underwater. Like i'm talking seawater freshwater. They're out there. I mean you must find that amazing because you can barely swim. Wow wow wow. Wow emily everyone else was getting to talk. Smack didn't turn honestly fair but her full fare but herve okay. Okay so anyways. There's this spider that lives underwater called the diving bell spider and they basically make a sifi like underwater dome of air. That's their air pocket. Go there when they need to breathe and the rest of the time they just go out and they bring a little like bubble of air around their lungs which on a spider on the bottom of the abdomen. Bring a bubble of air around with that and they're just walking around underwater. They are catching food under their catching fish catching small insects and their entire life every part of their lifespan from birth to reproduction to death. Okay even i. A person who doesn't think about spiders will admit this incredibly cool that spiders are really living all over. The place got range qualm. They got rained. I don't mean like as a group of species. Some spiders legit have ranged. in fact many spiders can fly. I mean technically it's called ballooning but they're flying get out what they'll do is they. Basically will just release silk into the wind and it goes up and basically turns into like a kite. But when you're a light enough to be a spider something that's like a kite is basically like an air balloon out of here and okay. Here's the thing though. It's not just them catching the wind. There's evidence that spiders can sense earth's electric fields and take advantage of that to shoot up into the sky
What's Your Everest? With Sara Safari
"I'll sarah it's great to have you on the show. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me. Do you have any questions before we get started. Tell me more about yourself. And what did you start this block. Cats let's see. I started this podcast out of the bit of a depression. That was trying to find out for myself how to be a happier person and through school projects and this show. I've been able to help myself and others be happier still happen to learn every single time i haven't interview. What is the secret to happiness. Now let's see well but if we talked about so far you're talking is going to be completely new but we've talked about relationships. Those are very important. We've talked about money. Buzek just kind of ways to be happier. I'll give you my own definition. Good cheer wore me to death of is leaving at your full potential. Who i like that so doing things that you really wanna do. And then you're happy and that there is a deeper levels to it after you do everything that you wanna do then you realize after doing all of that. There's only two things that really make you happy. The rest is just a surface happiness but the deep happiness there are only two ways of being actually happy one making a difference in the world to having relationships like that. Tell us a little bit more about yourself. I was born in iran. And i moved to the united states when i was twenty and i studied electrical engineering at ucla. And i was working in by companies and then later on. I decided that i want to start teaching and the main part of the story. Is that outof nowhere. I decided to climb mount everest. Seven years they go and then a couple of years a few months. After i decided to climb mount everest i decided to quit and then when i decided to quit i met the founder of the organization in power nepali girls and i decided to climb mount everest again for the second time. I mean just. I didn't do the stein. But i just said to quit right at the beginning but the second time i decided to do it. This time to raise funds and awareness for the girls who become victims of human trafficking or forced to get married at a very young age and then i actually climbed mount everest. And when i was climbing there was a seven point. Eight earthquake in nepal. I survived the earthquake and the avalanches and aftershocks everything about that earth way again came back home. Publish the book starting my own business and here. I am right now. Seven years after that would have been a scarier rake. It was gary. Yeah where were you. When that hit. I was at twenty thousand feed on an ice wall about finish the wall on the edge off the wall. Almost when the earthquake hit us at a decision mount everett above koumura icefall is the most dangerous part of everest in most unstable part of everest grey. I so did you end up making it to the top. No i'd i'd you're talking to my soul right no. We didn't make it to the top because everybody decided to quit climbing. You know there are sherpas which are neb Mountain climbers who are really good at this and they set up their route a rope all the way to the top of the mountain and because of the air raid ten thousand people died today have to call it quits and they had to leave to go. Take care of their families. Their home their belongings was just such a crazy earthquake and then when they left nobody else without them. Klein's evidence or any mountain that area so they let everybody else to leave. Yeah so no. I then make it to the top of everest. I still haven't made it to the top of everest. Even tried a bunch of times. After that i still haven't made it to the top of everest
Traveling To Snowdonia
"Let's start with a peak at the natural appeal of the largest national park. In wales snowdonia the highest peak and wales in fact the highest peak in england and wales is called snowden sits in the heart of the snowdonia region and in one of britain's first national parks these welsh islands offer outdoor adventures gorgeous backdrop and draw countless tourists each year. Well skied martin. The land of its is here to help us make the most of our time in snowdonia martin. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having me there. So i've been to your home. Snowden is right in the backyard you grew up there in northern wales snowden in snowdonia national park mean to you. It's a place. I tend to walk quite a lot. It's just a huge and beautiful area. When i say huge. It's massive eight hundred and twenty seven square miles but you don't see that many people in it feels massive because it's it's windy it stark. It's pristine yeah. Small road not allowed to crowds. How tall is mount snowden. It's the massive height of three thousand six hundred fifty feet above sea level at its peak but because it rises more or less out of the sea. Yeah it has the aspect of bigness about it. It's so interesting because here on the west coast of the united states. Three thousand five hundred feet. It's like this is sort of a medium mountain pass for britain. That's a big peak. That's you know. Ben davis is the highest one in britain and there are few mountains over four thousand of the snowdonia national park. You have all of wales peaks over three thousand feet high and on. I think there's only one pecan english over three thousand okay. And this is the north of wales in. I've traveled on wheels. A fair bid. I just if you got limited time. I would recommend north. The peaks only Less than four thousand feet but didn't The british Climbers have mount everest. Actually practice in the snowden area. They practiced in that. Nobody had ever used oxygen on a mountain before. And so they had a stroll round be had Two systems an open and closed. And they thought oh. The closed system is much better. But what they didn't realize goes onto everest the vows and clo- system froze so the luckily they had a couple of open systems with them but they had some rugged enough areas in north wales where thought they could have some practice there. And you do get to some mountain. they're not resorts alert. Sort of hiking centers or something there. There's some beautiful towns. There's town called. Beth goulart galaxy. Guess who described beth killer it's a mountainous area and therefore towns villages. They nestle in the valleys. They don't sit on tops of hills and bathe galax which means ballots grave is useful in a little bowl with rivers running through it stone building. Oh everything is built on. Everything is built stone bridges over the babbling drone bridges and of course slate roofs because wales used to be the slate production center of the world at one time that right so when we think about going to north wales as a visitor and we want to do some hikes. What advice would you give for enjoying the nature of snowden national park and bringing up some calories at the same time you can hike all levels. Mt snowden itself with acid in welsh is an attraction. And there's a railway that runs up if you don't wanna walk for three hours just take the train and this is kind of a cute little tourist steam train. Yeah it goes from some berries up to the top and that's a family out it is. It gets crowded. Some of what i was going to say is that snowden is like a magnet people have heard people know that so that eight hundred and twenty seven square. Miles will get away from snowden. You'll see fewer and fewer and people which is a lovely thing. It is very empty area. It is and if you wanted to have some rugged memory you could hike it without the steam train. Take what five hours or so three hundred. Well five hours up and down if you if you know. It's a nice day. It's a lovely day. Beware say this flat up. Beware of times of year like easter when it's considerably cooler the top dress. Well okay
London And Surrounding Areas Restarting Lockdowns Due To Coronavirus Mutating
"And parts of essex and hot fanfare are hours away from returning to the highest level of covid nineteen restrictions following an alarming spike of cases in the capital pubs restaurants and other indoor entertainment. Venues will close once more. The latest surge has been ascribed to a new variant of the corona virus which appears to be growing more rapidly than previously for the moment however the uk's government says it has no plans to review the curious christmas truce. It appears to think it has negotiated with the virus. While i'm joined with more on this boy monocle. Twenty four health and science correspondent dr. Chris smith also a virologist at cambridge university chris. This the idea that there's a new strain of covid nineteen sounds like the very definition of the absolute last thing. We want to hear at this point. How grim news is this to be quite honest with you. I'm not alarmed. I'm not surprised. And i'm actually quite reassured and explain all those things ovar mutate because they're based on the same genetic code is running in pretty much will life on earth then the same mechanisms that lead to life evolving and changing apply viruses. And so as they go through their hosts they would evolve and change and corona virus is no exception. That's exactly what's happened to you. Therefore we would anticipate that we would see different strains and different emerging and indeed. This is not the first time it has happened. We've seen happened early. On in the pandemic in china we've seen it happen and disclosed various different forms of the viruses spread across the world and in europe they documented some of the same changes are now being seen in this new variant in the south east of england. So this is not altogether new in terms of concept and is not altogether new in terms of variant. This being disclosed. We're reassured by matt. Hancock saying yesterday house commons the the. Don't think although they are confirming that this will lead to the virus sidestepping the effects of a vaccine. We don't think it makes people who catch it for ill. It just may be transmits a bit better. Although that speculation on airpods that they're they're saying it might be linked to an increasing cases in the southeast england in terms of course load but don't know for sure if we're going to try to be exceptionally optimistic about this. Is there any possibility that the reason the viruses having to mutate to survive is there an indication that perhaps that means we've got it on the run will certainly when you apply pressure to a virus and by pressure. I mean for instance putting a vaccine into a population so you create an immune barrier or you put in place public health measures. You are forcing the virus to change to optimize to those new conditions. Because that's why things evolve in the first place. They're responding to selective pressure from their environment. And we know we do this to the flu. We know this happens with hiv. When we give people hiv drugs for example then the virus that grows in them is the only one that can bypass the blockade of drug. And that's why we use multiple drugs at wants to minimize the chance. The happening so the concept is common. Well understood so yes. It is. Theoretical possibility that by applying pressure to the virus. We are forcing it to become more infectious so that despite robbing it of opportunities to transmit it can still continue to transmit given the does appear to have become more infectious in the capital. However does it make the proposed relaxation of restrictions around christmas. Look even more. Ill advised than they might have. Well we don't know it has become more infectious in the capital. We know we've got more cases same in the east and southeast of england essex positive of cheer kent. They've seen big increases in numbers of the trend is in an upward direction. Which is why caution. Reproach has been taken in the uk by moving. Probably the best part of eleven million people who live in those territories into a so-called tier three situation to apply more pressure to the virus. The idea i think is this is anticipating the trend is going upwards where we are today is not where we're going to be tomorrow and so by bearing down on ahead of christmas when there's going to be this loosening effect where we got five days of reveling and Enhanced mixing the there are going to be more cases so if we start molo point and already have more control at the virus to start with them. We're going to end up finishing the low point than we otherwise would is or anything that the rest of the world should have learned from the united states. Experience we've thanksgiving because that was sort of a test run of what happens if all of a sudden millions of people travel by aircraft and by train and spend at least today in close quarters with households other than their own well. This is exactly what happened with chinese new year and when millions of people were mobilized to crush china to get together for the chinese new year this probably spawned even more cases because people traveled internationally for that event to so yes. History is full of examples of peop- of of Repeating itself and this is no exception. We are anticipating that. The mixing that goes on over christmas will lead to more cases. The question is how many more cases and how are we going to cope with them. So is there a good reason at least scientifically good reason. Why not just this government. But any government wouldn't just say to its people look seriously. Christmas is basically cancelled We are just going to have to suck this up for a few more months. We do have a vaccine to look forward to. We do have a restoration of normality to look forward to. We might maybe think about throwing in an extra couple of bank holidays around. June but christmas is basically not going to happen. Will the president of the royal college of emergency medicine was asked this very question on bbc. Radio four's pm program. Yesterday an her answer was. Are you asking me. This is a doctor or as you asking me this as human and actually you get a very different also because the doctor slash the infection control person is going to say which just council everything we should imprison. Everybody break the chain of transmission bear down on the virus but the human element of this is people need something to look forward to. Morale is incredibly important. And if you rob people away of the one thing. They've looked forward to in. What is the end of a very dismal year than this will probably translate into poor compliance in the long term. it will probably therefore translate into in the long-term more cases more headaches more problems and ultimately more casualties from are so. I think the government have of compromise. Here the trying to go for a controlled christmas. Where if you allow people some flexibility you know that most people will be responsible. You hope that they are. You're willing to tolerate some degree of of letting your hair down because you know that in a noncompliant christmas where you'd said don't do this and if on breaks the rules anyway he's probably going to be a higher price to pay in the long term. I think that's really the equation that they've done. Well let's look finally at the progress of that vaccine which is now being rolled out in united kingdom and again it's a question of government messaging. Does it strike you. As a missed opportunity that there is a website with a rolling hourly update of how many people have now been vaccinated. Well the numbers are not that high yet You see numbers like yesterday. They did three hundred people or four hundred people in this hospital and that hospital. And when you see that there's this peak of mount everest which is sixty eight million people in the uk high eight billion people on earth. Hide one what. You wanna do When you knock a few hundred off that is not much. And so. I think maybe that's coming may be there. There is that opportunity in the future but for now. It probably wouldn't be a big demonstrable difference
Progress Toward A Safer Psychedelic Drug To Treat Depression And Addiction
"There's growing evidence that psychedelic drugs can help people with mental health problems like addiction and depression. But these drugs also cause hallucinations and other dangerous side effects. So as NPR's Jon Hamilton reports, scientists are working to create safer alternatives. The drug ibogaine comes from the roots of a West African shrub. Small studies suggest it can reduce drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. But David Olson of the University of California, Davis says using ibogaine is a treatment presents huge challenges. Ibogaine is like the Mount Everest of psychedelics. It causes hallucinations and potentially fatal heart problems. Also, it's really hard to make in large quantities. Olson in a team of researchers had a question. Can you take a really complex molecular structure like ibogaine and distill it down to its essential elements that give rise to the beneficial effects? Coulson's team started by giving the ibogaine molecules some nips and tucks be locked off the parts of the structure that gave rise to a lot of the deleterious effects and we left the part of the structure intact. It still was able to have anti addictive and anti depressant properties. The changes also left the substance that was easy to manufacture. The scientist named their creation tavern and tha Log or TV G, and they began testing it in rodents, including some binge drinking mice. Every single animal in the experiment. Reduce their consumption for alcohol, which was really, really surprising. TVG also helped rats that had been addicted to heroin, Olson says. Usually these rats relapse in response to light or sound cues they associate with the drug Tabernacle log is able to have this long lasting protective effect on heroin relapse. TVG also improved symptoms of depression in mice. All without producing any heart problems or behaviors associated with hallucination. Wilson, who has a financial stake in T B G, says drugs based on psychedelic substances have great potential because they work in a different way. They don't mask disease symptoms. Really designed to try to rewire the brain. The T B G results appear in the journal Nature, and it's still not clear whether they will hold up in people. But scientists not involved in the study say the approach has great potential. It's definitely promising it zah first step Gabriella Manzano is a researcher at well Cornell Medicine in New York and co author of a commentary on the T V G study. She says it suggest a way to make other psychedelic drugs safe enough to become mainstream options for treating psychiatric disorders. This provides a road map on how we could start tweaking these chemical compounds to make them very useful in the clinic. Keep the good parts get rid of the bad parts. It's still not known, though, whether getting rid of the bad parts will keep the drugs from being effective. Counter. Liston is an associate professor of neuroscience and psychiatry it while Cornell. One of the big questions in the field is is the hallucinogenic experience necessary for getting better. And there's some evidence both ways, Liston says. It's time to figure out what psychedelic drugs and they're triplets counterparts can really do for people with depression, addiction, PTSD and other disorders. Let's gather the data. Let's see what works. Let's make sure we understand the safety profile. But let's also be open to the possibility that these compounds could really help. A lot of people who need help. Listen, notes that one psychedelic ketamine has already been approved to treat depression. Jon Hamilton. NPR news
Why did Mount Everest's height change?
"Mount Everest. Official Height is a contentious topic between China and Nepal until today. Officials from both countries just announced they've agreed the world's highest peak measures exactly 8848.86 M or 29,032 FT. The new number is less than a meter higher than the previously recognized height and comes after more than a decade of debate.
The world's highest mountain officially just got a little bit higher
"Today. China and appall agreeing for the first time announced that Mount Everest, which straddles both countries, is now 29,032 FT. Tall, slightly more than Nepalis previous measurement. About 13 ft higher than China's BBC environmental correspondent Levin saying Khadka joins us from London on Skype Levin, How do you measure this thing? How they do it? Hmm. Now that's the question, isn't it? How do you do it? How do you measure the highest mountain in the world? All right, So look, I don't want to confuse your audiences. It's lot off lot of technology a lot off complications there. But basically what they told me was, it is easy to find out the top of the mountain. But what you need to find out is the bottom of the mountain. How do you find at the bottom of the mountain and that will help them to find its height. So that is where you know the sea level thing comes in, so the Nepalese authorities they used the building goal as the base And then from there, they call this precise leveling again now that sea level needs to reach in the Everest region. Okay, so that's illegal. You know, visibly, you have to reach using your tripod. You know every 50 m or so they did for 250 kilometers and reach the Everest region and that watch as if The mountain is standing on the sea. You know that? Yeah, they calculated. That's one of the ways of doing it. But there are other ways as well well, but I understand that the two countries have argued about the other side how high it is. So when China and measure the mountain in 2005 it found a mounting was 8000 Internet 44.43 M So that it said was the rock surface. Now That's why there was this disagreement and China back then wanted Nepal to agree to this. This hide that found and appall disagreed because the Nepalese How did the snow on top of the summit? You're right. So yes, the the figure of Nepal government was using Woz, including the snow cap. They had this difference all these years. And then finally, you know, Nepal told that okay, This has to be decided once and for all, And then, in the meantime, if you remember in 2015, they were just major earthquake. So many geologists believe that that might have impacted on every side and therefore they have to find out if there was any change. Look, we understand that there's a Almost like a competition among these great mountains, which is the greatest, which is the tallest, which lends itself to the competition among climbers who can climb. You know these peaks and you've just explained that this extra footage really comes from below, really where that climb starts. So just this is really make any difference. When I speak to mountain is what they say is well, it doesn't make any difference to us. But then clearly, you know when countries are using these figures than definitely it becomes a huge issue and also quickly just to remind you when the two countries China and Nepal announced the height this morning, they didn't use the word Everest even once Nepal stuck to it its own name Sagar Mata and I know the Chinese kept on talking about trouble. Oma all these years, you know, Everest, the name itself and the height that was given out. You know it was it was initiative during the British colonial era and so on and so forth. China strictly believes that you know it owns up that mountain to some extent with the park. Everybody feels they own it in some way, But you know nothing. Hearing this news. I've just decided I was going to climate. But now I'm not 13 more feet. That's a bit much by China's standards. BBC's environmental correspondent Levin Sing Khadka on the new height of Mount Everest. The world's tallest mountain is a little bit taller Now, Naveen Thank you, my president.
China and Nepal announce new agreed-on height for Mount Everest of 8,849 meters (29,032 feet), ending past discrepancy
"Is officially a bit taller. Today. China and the Paul share the mountain and switch me to Pataki reports. Officials from both countries have revised ever wrists height. Gotta watch your press conference and the police and Chinese officials unveiled the new height of Mount Everest. 8848.86 M. That's about 29,032 ft. Nearly 3 FT, taller than when previously measured. Mountains gain height overtime because of shifting tectonic plates, but can become shorter when earthquakes occur. After a powerful quake in 2015 Nepal in China decided to re measure the peak in the past. The two neighbors have disagreed on the height of Mount Everest. But today's announcement ends a long debate. Both countries called the announcement a mark of their friendship. For NPR news. I'm search
China, Nepal announce new official height for Mount Everest
"World's tallest peak. Mount everest is officially a bit taller today. China and the paul share the mountain and sushmita paddock reports officials from both countries have revised everest's height at a wardrobe press conference and he believes and chinese officials unveiled the new height of mount everest. Eight thousand eight hundred and forty eight point. Eight six meters. That's about twenty nine thousand thirty two feet. Nearly three feet taller than previously measured mountains gain height overtime because of shifting tectonic plates but can become shorter when after a powerful quake in two thousand fifteen and china decided to re measure the peak in the past. Two neighbors have disagreed on the height of mount everest but today's announcement ends a long debate. Both countries called the announcement a mark of their friendship
"mount everest" Discussed on Short Wave
"Okay lauren fire. Today we are talking about mount everest. Which is the highest mountain on earth when you measure from sea level and today we're focusing on how that measurement is made weird we start. How about some old timey newsreel resort evidenced bothering his survey of eighteen hundred and forty one estimated his height pinton nine thousand feet back in the nineteenth century. When george everest brit was the surveyor general of india the used trigonometry to measure the height of the mountain like what we learned in middle school points angles and triangles totally. Yeah and incidentally the mountain got its english name from sir george everest but it was actually an indian mathematician. Radin seek dr. Who did most of the work and actually figured out that. This mountain is the highest point on earth. That sounds right for colonialism. Totally yeah okay. So how accurate was this trigonometry. Approach will i put that question to be nagaraj on. He's a geoscientist. One of george everest's successors at the survey of india office which still exists about is now staffed by indians. In fact i was sitting in the same chair. Our team location. Where you're sitting. Because i didn't want to change the room. So he says the trigonometry that his predecessors use throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was surprisingly accurate. I mean the standard height. Everyone now uses for everest that twenty nine thousand twenty nine feet. It dates back to nineteen fifty five. Wow that's pretty impressive. Okay so how did they actually calculate that measurement for mountain like. Walk me through it. It was not easy. They measured it from eight different points throughout langdon distance and everything and computer and took the mean. It was a very difficult matter very heavy machines. Heavy machines called theod delights instruments used to measure angles between visit points on the horizon and vertical planes like a cross between a telescope and compass. You might have seen municipal surveyors using them sort of on a tripod. Oh ya know. I've seen those folks reflective vests and their little tripods them. Yes yeah okay. So but for measuring mountains. They are these big heavy versions. I don't know how many hundreds of kilograms they carried forward to make this measurement it has slowed colored most of the time we didn't know work so the foot that was put on. Who's very difficult nowadays. Nothing much what the chinese are doing. Our a nepalese are doing their hypic instrumentation with the chinese and the nepalese are doing now involves satellites so instead of measuring everest from afar on the horizon with these theod delight contraptions these send a team up to the top of the mountain with a hand held. Gps receiver hey. That sounds like a little easier to me. Maybe but maybe not. Here is d nash mandar. He's gps expert from nepal. Who teaches now at the university of tokyo. It's a very harsh environment. There that very windy and you have all these battery or power problems and like the people who climbed everest. They come steadier probably more than half an hour. I think that's limit for them because they already exhausted. So they've got thirty minutes to connect to multiple satellites because they are solar flares and interference. at altitude. You can't rely on just one reading and they have to measure the thickness of ice and snow underfoot because you wanna reading from the actual rocky mountain right and not the ice and so for that you need a ground penetrating radar so another piece of equipment to haul up the mountain. Yes oh fumbling. With all of that on top of everest. You've got wind. you've got your oxygen depleting. The clock is ticking and that is still the easy. Part monitor. Says because all of that data from the top of everest. It's only half the story. Yeah so you need to know from his point. And that's the biggest problem then need a reference somewhere but we don't have a seat difference in nepal because nepalis a landlocked country. It's land everywhere. The nearest sea level is in india. Sitting knew how high this mountain is you. I need to know how low sea levels and you need a reference point sea level which it turns out varies depending on where you are. Yeah i mean sea levels tricky right. It's not necessarily constant and climate change is really messing with sea level these days. Yeah and has monitor says there isn't even a cenex to so here's how they do it. They measure sea level in india at the bay of bengal at china's yellow sea at many other points hundreds of them to calculate the mean sea level. And then they figure out where sea level would be. if there were a ac- right next to everest o- okay and then you measure from there up to the peak. Oh no no. No you have to account for the shape of the earth bishop of the art okay. It's a live swyto very much. Swyto right the earth is elipsoid. Soil like a oval-shaped watermelon because of the earth rotation makes it kind of bulge slightly at the equator. Plus you have to account for how gravity effect sea level in different places around the world and mountains themselves affect gravity so the earth at sea level this invisible line along the earth's surface. It's actually like kind of lumpy. So you're telling me that we are standing on a lumpy elipsoid. That's exactly what i'm telling you. So sea level is actually not level at all and the next step. You got map. Those lumps essentially variations in the earth's gravitational force. And then you get the gop lead a. I'm sorry a joy d- yeah so the geo is the shape of the earth at sea level taking into account gravity and the planet's rotation. And now you follow that joy to appoint directly under everest. And that's what you use as a reference point for the mountains height okay so after all that sea levels gravity you finally get a reference point you take that you compare it to your. Gps measurement from the top of the mountain and you get everest height. Well not so fast. Because there's also these pesky plate tectonics oh my lord. This is harder than actually climbing everest. I'll say i'll say right now. Yeah yeah so. The mountains peak is variable to like and i'm not just talking ice and snow like the rock is actually moving. Sri daddy jaw is an engineer and expert on himalayan plate. Tectonics i have been field kinney. My philosophist been between behaviors and then ever asked is on the edge of two plates. The eurasian plate and the indian plate and j has measured how the indian plate is slipping underneath the eurasian plate and how that is pushing everest skyward measurements for last you. One point four million yearning threes in high. Like a few hundred years. We can only do bring <unk>. Comes johnny has concluded that everest is gaining roughly a centimeter every ten years. So that's about a foot every three hundred years other scientists say that's far too conservative that the growth could be three times even four times that much but i mean however fast everest is rising. Things can happen very quickly to change that like earthquakes hung or at least they have in the past. So professor john day studied a nineteen thirty four quake that calculated took about sixty centimeters off the mountains height. So that's at least six hundred years of growth a raced in an instant and there's been another quake since in two thousand fifteen and we're not sure how that affected the height because there haven't been any definitive measurements since then so i'm guessing you're about to tell me it's time to remeasure mount everest. It is indeed so last year nepal sent up a team of scientists to do just that and this year with the climbing. Season cancelled for kelvin. China did the same and both countries have been analyzing their findings and their due to release the measurements pretty much any day. Now this is very exciting yes especially because most of the surveys of everest has been done by foreigners british colonial rulers. There was an american survey was an italian one and professor monitor. The gps expert from nepal says yes. He's motivated by science and the search for truth and all of this but you know also in part by the previous. Why don't we measure our own mountain and so nepal dead and we are waiting for those findings now. It may turn out to be taller shorter. Whatever the point though is that it's changing and that's what scientists say matters to them. Here's garage on the former survey of india guy again. I feel the joint will here. Shedding the knowledge will use the society beget understanding. What is there a big deal if you come and see okay. I'm announcing mall. Dividends did this much healthy that who cares you know because she missed the learning that teaching how people understand how do people perceive almost put in what model you used. Then be be happy if he's happy about what this tells us about. The earth overall the technology. They're fine tuning on. Everest has all these practical applications from agriculture to defense and scientists say if their research gets more eyeballs because it involves the tallest mountain in the world. Hey that's a great
How Tall Is Mount Everest REALLY?
"Okay lauren fire. Today we are talking about mount everest. Which is the highest mountain on earth when you measure from sea level and today we're focusing on how that measurement is made weird we start. How about some old timey newsreel resort evidenced bothering his survey of eighteen hundred and forty one estimated his height pinton nine thousand feet back in the nineteenth century. When george everest brit was the surveyor general of india the used trigonometry to measure the height of the mountain like what we learned in middle school points angles and triangles totally. Yeah and incidentally the mountain got its english name from sir george everest but it was actually an indian mathematician. Radin seek dr. Who did most of the work and actually figured out that. This mountain is the highest point on earth. That sounds right for colonialism. Totally yeah okay. So how accurate was this trigonometry. Approach will i put that question to be nagaraj on. He's a geoscientist. One of george everest's successors at the survey of india office which still exists about is now staffed by indians. In fact i was sitting in the same chair. Our team location. Where you're sitting. Because i didn't want to change the room. So he says the trigonometry that his predecessors use throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was surprisingly accurate. I mean the standard height. Everyone now uses for everest that twenty nine thousand twenty nine feet. It dates back to nineteen fifty five. Wow that's pretty impressive. Okay so how did they actually calculate that measurement for mountain like. Walk me through it. It was not easy. They measured it from eight different points throughout langdon distance and everything and computer and took the mean. It was a very difficult matter very heavy machines. Heavy machines called theod delights instruments used to measure angles between visit points on the horizon and vertical planes like a cross between a telescope and compass. You might have seen municipal surveyors using them sort of on a tripod. Oh ya know. I've seen those folks reflective vests and their little tripods them. Yes yeah okay. So but for measuring mountains. They are these big heavy versions. I don't know how many hundreds of kilograms they carried forward to make this measurement it has slowed colored most of the time we didn't know work so the foot that was put on. Who's very difficult nowadays. Nothing much what the chinese are doing. Our a nepalese are doing their hypic instrumentation with the chinese and the nepalese are doing now involves satellites so instead of measuring everest from afar on the horizon with these theod delight contraptions these send a team up to the top of the mountain with a hand held. Gps receiver hey. That sounds like a little easier to me. Maybe but maybe not. Here is d nash mandar. He's gps expert from nepal. Who teaches now at the university of tokyo. It's a very harsh environment. There that very windy and you have all these battery or power problems and like the people who climbed everest. They come steadier probably more than half an hour. I think that's limit for them because they already exhausted. So they've got thirty minutes to connect to multiple satellites because they are solar flares and interference. at altitude. You can't rely on just one reading and they have to measure the thickness of ice and snow underfoot because you wanna reading from the actual rocky mountain right and not the ice and so for that you need a ground penetrating radar so another piece of equipment to haul up the mountain. Yes oh fumbling. With all of that on top of everest. You've got wind. you've got your oxygen depleting. The clock is ticking and that is still the easy. Part monitor. Says because all of that data from the top of everest. It's only half the story. Yeah so you need to know from his point. And that's the biggest problem then need a reference somewhere but we don't have a seat difference in nepal because nepalis a landlocked country. It's land everywhere. The nearest sea level is in india. Sitting knew how high this mountain is you. I need to know how low sea levels and you need a reference point sea level which it turns out varies depending on where you are. Yeah i mean sea levels tricky right. It's not necessarily constant and climate change is really messing with sea level these days. Yeah and has monitor says there isn't even a cenex to so here's how they do it. They measure sea level in india at the bay of bengal at china's yellow sea at many other points hundreds of them to calculate the mean sea level. And then they figure out where sea level would be. if there were a ac- right next to everest o- okay and then you measure from there up to the peak. Oh no no. No you have to account for the shape of the earth bishop of the art okay. It's a live swyto very much. Swyto right the earth is elipsoid. Soil like a oval-shaped watermelon because of the earth rotation makes it kind of bulge slightly at the equator. Plus you have to account for how gravity effect sea level in different places around the world and mountains themselves affect gravity so the earth at sea level this invisible line along the earth's surface. It's actually like kind of lumpy. So you're telling me that we are standing on a lumpy elipsoid. That's exactly what i'm telling you. So sea level is actually not level at all and the next step. You got map. Those lumps essentially variations in the earth's gravitational force. And then you get the gop lead a. I'm sorry a joy d- yeah so the geo is the shape of the earth at sea level taking into account gravity and the planet's rotation. And now you follow that joy to appoint directly under everest. And that's what you use as a reference point for the mountains height okay so after all that sea levels gravity you finally get a reference point you take that you compare it to your. Gps measurement from the top of the mountain and you get everest height. Well not so fast. Because there's also these pesky plate tectonics oh my lord. This is harder than actually climbing everest. I'll say i'll say right now. Yeah yeah so. The mountains peak is variable to like and i'm not just talking ice and snow like the rock is actually moving. Sri daddy jaw is an engineer and expert on himalayan plate. Tectonics i have been field kinney. My philosophist been between behaviors and then ever asked is on the edge of two plates. The eurasian plate and the indian plate and j has measured how the indian plate is slipping underneath the eurasian plate and how that is pushing everest skyward measurements for last you. One point four million yearning threes in high. Like a few hundred years. We can only do bring Comes johnny has concluded that everest is gaining roughly a centimeter every ten years. So that's about a foot every three hundred years other scientists say that's far too conservative that the growth could be three times even four times that much but i mean however fast everest is rising. Things can happen very quickly to change that like earthquakes hung or at least they have in the past. So professor john day studied a nineteen thirty four quake that calculated took about sixty centimeters off the mountains height. So that's at least six hundred years of growth a raced in an instant and there's been another quake since in two thousand fifteen and we're not sure how that affected the height because there haven't been any definitive measurements since then so i'm guessing you're about to tell me it's time to remeasure mount everest. It is indeed so last year nepal sent up a team of scientists to do just that and this year with the climbing. Season cancelled for kelvin. China did the same and both countries have been analyzing their findings and their due to release the measurements pretty much any day. Now this is very exciting yes especially because most of the surveys of everest has been done by foreigners british colonial rulers. There was an american survey was an italian one and professor monitor. The gps expert from nepal says yes. He's motivated by science and the search for truth and all of this but you know also in part by the previous. Why don't we measure our own mountain and so nepal dead and we are waiting for those findings now. It may turn out to be taller shorter. Whatever the point though is that it's changing and that's what scientists say matters to them. Here's garage on the former survey of india guy again. I feel the joint will here. Shedding the knowledge will use the society beget understanding. What is there a big deal if you come and see okay. I'm announcing mall. Dividends did this much healthy that who cares you know because she missed the learning that teaching how people understand how do people perceive almost put in what model you used. Then be be happy if he's happy about what this tells us about. The earth overall the technology. They're fine tuning on. Everest has all these practical applications from agriculture to defense and scientists say if their research gets more eyeballs because it involves the tallest mountain in the world. Hey that's a great
Is Shangri-La A Real Place?
"James Hilton was simply dreaming of a place that humans have yearned for since they I learned to yearn a heaven of sorts a Paradise Utopia Xanadu the garden of Eden Shambala Hilton a popular writer in the first half of the twentieth century named his Happy Place Shangrila and he made at wondrous in spiritual talking it high into the mountains in northwest Tibet. It was setting of his nineteen thirty three adventure. Novel lost horizon which instantly became a worldwide bestseller. It was also made into a major Hollywood film. The legendary Frank CAPRA directed and Ronald Colman Jane Wyatt starred in Nineteen thirty seven from the moment lost horizon hit bookstore shelves Shangri la became synonymous with utopia back. Then it was an ideal a place to escape to during a time when the real world had just been through a global war in the Great Depression since then the simple idea of the place has sparked countless trips. Tibet journeys of faith and perseverance of hope and distant. Promise of supposed enlightenment and sometimes disappointment. It's kind of an amazing phenomenon considering that the place doesn't exist and it never has except for ten years or so when what's now called Camp David. The presidential retreat was founded under the name Shangrila by then President Franklin Roosevelt in nineteen forty two. Or at least that was the only time it's existed until recently but let's start at the beginning. Hilton reportedly did most of the research for his novel in the British Museum Library not far from his home in the northeastern part of London. He never actually visited Tibet. Instead he took inspiration for Shangri la from another utopian dream a place known for centuries as Shala we spoke with Ed Birnbaum who lectures on comparative religion mythology and wrote the way to Shambala in nineteen eighty. He said there was one. Sort of very very garbled version of the Shambala myth that Hilton Red and one of the Catholic explorers writings. But it wasn't an all clear. It was the sort of universal theme and at that time. Tibet was pretty much unexplored. So if you're going to look for hidden utopia that was an ideal place to do it. Shala is a Tibetan Buddhist legend about a Utopian Paradise far in the Northern Mountains of Asia. It said to be a spiritual place where people of all religions and backgrounds live together in harmony and also said to be the place from which when Warren Evil Engulf the rest of the world. A leader will emerge to defeat the forces of chaos and usher in a new age of peace and happiness. Shambala grows out of the Buddhist Teaching College Chakra or the wheel of time which states that the center of the universe. Mount Meru sometimes called Mount Subaru. Set to be well. North of Tibet. Birnbaum said people sort of looked at Tibet as this mysterious Utopian kind of place and the Tibetans themselves looked even farther north for that. Utopia Shambala if Hilton who died in nineteen fifty. Four was indeed modeling Shangri la after the Buddhist teachings of Shambala. It might paint him to learn what's happened to his imaginary wonderland because it's become real but not an particularly Buddhist way in two thousand one the Chinese government which is controlled. Tibet since late nineteen fifties changed the name of Zhongdian County to Shangri la for simple purpose to cash in on tourist dollars. Many areas and China had been vying for the right to change their names. Shangri la and took nearly a decade to decide on a winner. Zhongdian one out in. What the Guardian in two thousand six called one of the most day. She's rebranding exercises in history. Today the larger area Shangrila boasts say Shangrila resort a Hilton Garden Inn Shangrila and airport with daily flights to Beijing Shanghai and Lhasa. The capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region in the heart of what Westerners now as Tibet visitors can tour the largest Betton Buddhist monastery in Yunan province. And when they're done they can cough down. Abreu at the Shangri la beer bar tagline beer made in heaven Tibet and the newly named Shangri la a draw for reasons other than tourist traps. Of course Tibet is known. After all is the roof of the world it shares the highest peak in the World Mount Everest with neighboring Nepal. Though that's a long way from Shangri La. The area's natural beauty is breathtaking. Which makes it a destination for outdoor levers. That's especially popular with Chinese tourists. It's harder for Westerners to secure visas to get there. But is this the Shangri La that James Hilton envisioned? Is What modern travelers expect. That it seems is probably up to the pilgrim. Birnbaum said there are different ways of going to Shambala to me what I found most interesting was the symbolism of it sort of reflects an inner journey
"mount everest" Discussed on Tales From The PROS
"Well this of course was Way Beyond the budget so I was having to have me a thumbs up Facebook and a Google and HTC and with tons of a Hollywood production companies. Wow, I Max and I mean it's just crazy the amount of travelling around the world just to try and get investors. So I I love that whole side of it, you know, I put on a suit and got on a plane just flew around the world and send a picture and so and you know, then that eventually brought me to have breasts and shooting the spirituality film which was so exciting to shoot creatively and yeah, the whole approach is what I really want to talk about and you actually I mean got into the question which is perfect cuz my next question is about the Everest virtual reality, you know, I mean, that's how I connected with you on LinkedIn. I saw I saw your post and I, you know, I did research on you and I thought really liked your stores. Me what you were doing and I was like, all right. definitely got a I got an interview this guy this is really really cool. Cuz I love the arm not I told you my company does but we build virtual reality apps and do a i and all types of different developments. So it's really cool man. I'm loving it and I think it's I think VR and a you know, our artificial intelligence is a highly in Trend right now. All these emerging Technologies are just are skyrocketing and they're just innovating every single day and it's hard to keep up with it to be honest. But what you're doing is very different and I've never heard of I've heard of people filming on Everest and these mountains but never doing anything for what you're doing and I know you got into you know, Tim Film Festival as well. So kind of tell me about the overall experience on that film and and what inspired you to create it went to start it. So I did a Google 360 photo shoot on mobile homes. The highest mountain in Europe about that must have felt full amount like five years ago now quite a long time ago and we were shooting these 360 Panos, right? So just photos and it's all manual but things within Life 360 cameras and I went to Google Headquarters when we launched it and it was the first time I ever put on a VR headset and it was the Google cardboard. That's just put it on me just to see what I thought and I just thought it was incredible, you know, the the sample footage I had obviously was nothing particular exciting but it was just the idea of being completely immersed in 3D. I'd not seen it before was so cool. And I was you know, as I said earlier in this podcast, you know, my whole passion was to really bring people to these locations appointments get to you right off and I've been doing that through film work and photography and the first time ever I put on a headset and I was completely immersed in that environment and so obviously for me it was you know, it was like, this is exactly what I want to shoot for the rest of my career page. And it's so powerful via..
"mount everest" Discussed on Tales From The PROS
"Because I was young and I was climbing a lot out here and it was funding pack my climbing basically cuz I it allowed me to go climbing as well because it ends up being my job just being in the mountains and taking photos of people but I you know, if I'm in the mountains that don't have a camera with me, just never I would feel naked almost by me going climbing is just as much as not really creative process, but to me, it's just as much of a photography process or filming process is the actual client. You know, when I get climbing, I'm always looking out for spots where I know that would be a good shot with good location. I'll often reads every single body beforehand and I live on Google Earth and I see how the Sun and Moon for night time changes over the course of the day. So I know where I want to be on each climb for certain parts of the day for these exact shot. So there's so much research that goes in beforehand. And yeah, I just love it's mostly I think if I did a huge Alpine route, I didn't come away with a good photo. I'd be a bit disappointed which is crazy cuz most wage just super excited to completely but I need a bit of both actually but to be a great experience. And you know, I mean, know I mean you did climb Everest, right? So did you use some it ever say did you just climb it that you made make it to like the I know there's different camps. There's how many cameras or five. All right. Yeah for camps. Did you were you able to reach the summit on Everest? Yeah. Yeah. That's awesome. Just once or twice just once once wow thoughts about that. How was what does that process look like? What's the kind of from just from from preparing for IT training for it? I know you didn't just go for climbing you went for other reasons, but tell me a little bit about that process on Everest..
"mount everest" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Observation distance in miles height as determined by wall, determination of height with revised correction for refraction mean of measurements. Twenty nine thousand one hundred forty one. The height twenty nine thousand one hundred forty one feet is still bird, thanks to small as it has yet to be corrected for the deviations of gravity. But though it is a more reliable result than twenty nine thousand two feet. The letter is still to be retained in maps and publications of the survey of India. As to the name, it was called Everest after the distinguished surveyor, general of India under, whose direction the triangulation had been carried out one result of which was the discovery of the mountain from the Indian side and Nepal. It is not a conspicuous peak on account of its lying so far back. No native name for it could be discovered, and Sir Andrew. Aw. The successor of sir. George Everest called it after his predecessor from the Tabet inside. It is much more conspicuous, and as general Bruce, stated in his lecture to the Royal geographical society. In November, nineteen twenty and is Colonel Howard burry found in nineteen twenty one the Tabet call it Jim lung which Colonel Howard bury translated, the goddess mother of the mountains, a most appropriate name. But the name Mount Everest, is now so firmly established through. Out the world that it would be impossible to change. It it is therefore now, definitely adopted. Now, this mountain, so coveted by mountaineers is unfortunately, situated exactly on the border between two of the most secluded countries in the world. Nepal and Tibet to reach it. The climbers must pass through one or other of these countries and the difficulty of getting the necessary. Permission is what has so far prevented any attempt being made to attack Mount Everest, but recently access through Tabet has become more possible. And it so happens that it is on the Tabet inside that the summit, seems most accessible from the distant views that could be obtained it from sun-dok fhu beyond our shielding and From Compass Jong into bed a ridge running from the summit in a northerly direction. Seemed to give good promise of access major. Writer and captain Rawling in nineteen. Oh, four fewing the mountain from a distance of sixty miles, almost two north fought. The mountain might be approachable from that direction. At the same time, the dependents were distinctly more favorable to travelers than they had ever been before the chances, therefore of at least exploring Mount Everest, were much more promising and major Rawling was planning an expedition of exploration when the war broke out, and he was killed Mr. Douglas fresh field would certainly have taken the matter up during his presidency of the Royal geographical society. But he had the misfortune to hold that post during the years of the war, and no action was possible. But as soon as the war was over interest in Mount Everest, revived in March nineteen nineteen captain j b l know read a paper to the Royal geographical society, describing recon. Percents. He had made in the direction of the mountain in the year nineteen thirteen. He showed how attention during the last few years have been focused more and more upon the Himalayas and said, quote now that the polls have been reached it is generally felt that the next and equally important task is the exploration and mapping of Mount Everest, and quote, so he urged that the exploration which had been the end Bishen of the late general rolling with whom he was to have joined should be accomplished in his memory. It cannot be long. He continued before the culminating summit of the world is visited at its ridges valleys and glaciers are mapped and photographed. And at the conclusion of his lecture, he said that some day, the political difficulties will be overcome and a fully equipped expedition, must explore and map Mount.
"mount everest" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Mead twenty three thousand six hundred feet, and the Duke of the Abruzzi twenty four thousand six hundred feet. It looks therefore as if man by attempting, more was actually making himself capable of cheating more by straining after the highest he's increasing his capacity to attain it in this measuring of themselves against the mountains, men. In are indeed very like puppies. Crawling about and testing their capacities on their surroundings crawling up onto some obstacle tumbling back discomfited but returning gallantly to the attack and it lasts triumphantly surmounting it thus. Do they find out what they can do and how they stand in relation to their surroundings? Also by exercising in stretching, their muscles, and faculties to the full, they actually increase their capacity men are still only in the puppy stage of existence. We are prone to think of ourselves very grown up. But a really, we are only in our childhood in the latest discussions as to the period of time, which must have elapsed since I life appeared upon this earth, a period of the order of a thousand million years was named, but of that immense period, man has been in existence for only a quarter or half a million years. So the problem. Ability is that he is still long years before him? And must be now only in his child in his puppy, HUD. We certainly find that as he inquisitive looks about his surroundings and measure himself against them. He is steadily increasing his mastery over them in the last five hundred years record after record has been beaten men have ventured more and shown more adaptability and sterner hearty, hood and endurance than ever before. They have ventured across the ocean circumnavigated the globe reached the polls, risen into the air, and it can be only a question of time a few months or a few years before they reached the highest summit of the earth. What then some will ask suppose -ment do reach the top of Mount Everest what then soup? Pose. We do stab the fact that man has the capacity to surmount the highest summit of his surroundings of what good is that knowledge. This is the kind of question promoters of the enterprise continually have to answer. One reply is obvious the site of climber struggling upwards to the supreme pinnacle will have taught mental lift their eyes unto the hills to raise them off the ground and direct them if only for a moment to something pure, and lofty, and satisfying to that inner craving for the worthy est which all men have hidden in their souls. And when they see men, thrown back at first, but venturing again, and again to the assault to with faltering footsteps, and gasping breaths. They at last reached the summit, they will thrill with pride. They will no longer be obsessed with the thought of what. Mites. They are in comparison with the mountains, how insignificant, they are beside their material surroundings. They will have a proper pride in themselves, and a well grounded faith in the capacity of spirit to dominate material and direct practical result flow from this increasing confidence, which man is acquiring in face of the mountains. A century ago Napoleon's crossing the Alps was thought an astounding feat during the last thirty years, troops and Indian troops have been moved about the Himalayas in all seasons and crossed passes over fifteen thousand feet above sea level in the depth of winter on the Gilgit, frontier into trawl and into bet. Neither cold nor snow nor wind stopped them in winter or in summer in spring or autumn. They have faced the Himalayan passes, and they have been able to negotiate them successfully because of their increased knowledge of men's capacities, and of the way to overcome difficulties that constant wrestling with mountains in all parts of the world during the last half century, as given the activities of the alpine club have produced direct practical results in the movement of troops, in the Himalayas, more still follow. When men have proved that they can cement, the highest peak in the Himalayas. They will take heart to climb other peaks and become more and more at home in that wonderful region extending for nine two thousand miles from the roof the world in the north and west to the borders of Burma, and China in the south and east and containing more than seventy peaks over twenty four thousand feet in height that is higher than any in the Andes. The second highest. Range of mountains in the world and more than eleven hundred peaks over twenty thousand feet in height, this great mountain region, which in Europe would stretch from Kolade to the Caspian, his one vast mine of beauty of every very description and a mine of beauty has this advantage over a mind of material wealth that we can never exhaust it, and not only can we never exhausted. But the more we take out the more we find. And the more we give away the richer we are. We may go on digging into a gold mine. But eventually, we shall find there is no gold left. We shall have exhausted, our mind. But we may dig into that mine of beauty in the Himalayas and never exhausted. The more we take the more we shall find richer. Beauty subtler, beauty more ferried beauty. The beauty of mountain form and beauty of pure and delicate color, beauty forest beauty of river and beauty of lake and combined beauty of rushing. Torrent precipitous cliff richest vegetation, and overtopping snowy summit. And when we have discovered these treasures, and made them, our own, we can actually increase their value to ourselves by giving them away to others by imparting to others the enjoyment, which we have felt we shall have increased our own enjoyment. We cannot expect those who are I engaged in climbing. Mount Everest to have the time or inclination to observe and describe the full beauty there is they will be set on, overcoming the physical difficulties, and they will be so exhausted. For the moment, by the effort, they will have made that they will. Not have the repose of mind, which is so necessary for seeing and depicting, beauty. But when they have pioneered the way and beaten down path authors will ward, leisurely, follow after many even of these may not be able to express in words or picture the enjoyment. They have felt and be able to communicate it to others. They may not be given to public speech or writing, and may have no capacity for painting, the flame of their enjoyment, may be kept sacred and hidden within them. Add, it may be only the privacy of colloquy with some kindred soul that the white glow of their enjoyment might ever be shown. But others there may be who have the capacity for making the world at large share with them. Some little of the joy, they have felt who can make our nerves tingle and our blood course, quicker, our is uplift themselves and are. Outlook, widen as we go out with them to face and overcome the mountains, such menace. These from their very intimacy with the mountains are able to point out beauties, which distant beholder.
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"The weather window for climbing was shorter and more dangerous, which expert said is leading to the uptick in deaths for more ABC's, James Longman. It's one of the most full boating or inspiring places on us. The summit of Mount Everest in the pool standing at twenty nine thousand feet above sea level reaches peak is become the ultimate bucket list item for many. But as more and more people attempt on daring sentence, stunning images going viral showing congestion on the top of the wo- raising questions about safety enough. People have died on Mt. Everest this year, one of the deadliest seasons climate standing in freezing conditions. Waiting to get to ascend allegations that some will pushing and justly for photographs on a space roughly the size of two ping pong tables, thousands of meters up making a dangerous situation. That. And you'd be sitting sometimes standing still for five ten fifteen minutes in very cold conditions with very low oxygen because of the high altitude and using up your oxygen while you're standing there waiting at during doctor from Arizona experienced the overcrowding firsthand and says his guide was so worried he'd be pushed off the summit he attached a rope to him. I didn't feel as safe to the point where I decided it was better to get my picture sitting down rather than standing up, sixty two year old American Christopher coolish perished off to something Kuna. She's family says he passed away doing what he loved. He's a second American to die on the track in just ten days. The other it was done cash from Utah. He just finished his quest to climb the highest peaks on old seven confidence. When he collapsed from high altitude sickness when you pay decline every. This is where we Johnny told the mountain to get a sense of the much Stephen tool so many climates into this dangerous place. I'm fifteen thousand feet above sea level. B average spent. I am struggling to breathe. This is a mountain range on which ever fit binding idea of what we're talking about. It is absolutely majestic on Everest, climb is a full to wait for windows of good weather, when it clears everyone moves to the summit, and with the launch number of people, the Lunga wait means climates spending more time in what's called the death zone. That's above twenty six thousand feet with a lack of ocean can be lethal. And this year the weather window to summit was even shorter than usual. Experts say another factor in the crowning. Inexperience climates the preparation is the most difficult thing I've ever done climate. Louise Benitez has summited Everest six times. You know when you reach the summit at truly is one of those moments where. You're overcome with emotion. But it's also this logistical challenge because you're trying to aspertain how long you can stay. So in the midst of all this emotion, and hugging people and congratulating each other, you're also have this clock in the back of your head of how much time you can you can spend it over twenty nine thousand feet the climbing industry on Everest. His boomed to see Nepal issuing three hundred eighty one two summit, a record high the record number of permits, that were issued this year is directly correlated to what happened on Everest this year. I think that the Nepali government needs to be accountable for this decision. I don't think they've done an effective job of regulation, but will those images that went viral now fulsome change in the rules that govern Mount Everest Dubose director of tourism saying, he doesn't think the photos show, the whole picture, you think that, that, that picture has given an unfair on VR it, but he doesn't mean the government is now looking at new rules for minimum experience possibly restore. Stricking Novus climates. Maybe this time next year, then maybe changes to the rules of who gets to go up Everest. We are taking in line of this. There are many ways to former the tourism business is a dangerous game that unfortunately, not everybody survives, every single year coming up a miracle and tragedy in Hawaii. Ex Taliban hostage opens up to on being abused..
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