60th Anniversary of the first summit of Mt Everest

Discussion in 'Feature this!' started by TinyMtn, May 29, 2013.

  1. TinyMtn
    TinyMtn Member
    60 years ago today, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, using supplemental oxygen, first summitted Mt. Everest. In commemoration, I've put together a model of the entire Mt. Everest massif (the peak iteself and surrounding ridges) for Shapeways. I've printed one in "White, Strong, Flexible" and am working on a Sandstone version.

    All 4 models:
    http://www.shapeways.com/search?q=TinyMtn+AND+Everest
    The 4" square one that I've printed:
    http://shpws.me/nVvP

    Data was originally from the Shuttle Radar Tomography Mission, but was cleaned up by the excellent caretakers at viewfinderpanoramas.org. I made it because I freaking love mountains. And because every box that appears on my doorstep from Shapeways has meant a happy evening exploring a new landscape from a novel point of view.