Rakaposhi is "only" the 27th highest peak in the world, but it's still a monster. Its summit is at 7788m (25,551') above sea level, making it truly one of the world's highest and most challenging peaks. But what makes Rakaposhi different from most other high peaks is how low its base sits. It's North slope boasts an uninterrupted (and clearly visible) rise of 5700m (18,700') in just 10.2km (6.4mi) from the Hunza River to the summit. This is likely the highest vertical gain in the shortest distance anywhere in the world, and qualifies it to stand against some of the most famous and grandest peaks anywhere: Everest, K2, Nanga Parbat, Denali, etc. This Explorer model features the entire Northern slope, plus details from the Pissan and Minapan Glaciers and the steep slopes on the mountain's South and West sides.
The Explorer series of TinyMtn models is designed to break our usual impression of mountains. We generally see mountains one at a time, from a distance, and from the ground. While all TinyMtn models give you a fresh perspective on any one peak, the Explorer series presents mountains in identical scale, and shifted up so that sea level is at the bottom of the base. Thus, when you set two Explorer models next to each other, you will immediately notice which is taller, which rises more from its base, which is more massive, and so on. Plus, all Explorer models come in full color, making them just that much more realistic.
Model scale is 1:150000
Model covers an area approximately 14.6 by 17.8 km
Altitudes covered: 1812m to 7788m
There is no vertical exaggeration applied to this model. This is a true-to-life scale model of a real place.
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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "Sandstone" and "White Strong and Flexible" materials. This model is in "Sandstone," which is a glued gypsum material. When you receive the model it will be ready for display, though it may smell funny and need some time to air out. "Sandstone" models are much more brittle than "White Strong and Flexible" models, but feel more like light stone. Do not soak it in water, though you can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation data: U.S. Geological Survey and NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data from 2016
Copernicus Open Access Hub is https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus