Nanga Parbat, a relatively unknown mountain and only 9th highest in the world, rivals the giants in terms of size and impressiveness. The mighty Rupal Face on the mountain's South side rises 4200m (13700') from the Bazhin Glacier in a mere 3700m (2.3 mi) horizontal distance (and 4600m total from the glacier's drainage), and the summit ridge spans nearly 10km. A notoriously dangerous climb, it was first summited on May 29, 1953 by Hermann Buhl, climbing solo, just 35 days after Hillary and Norgay's historic ascent of Mt. Everest. The first winter ascent occurred on Feb 26, 2016, less than a month before the first release of this model. This is what the Explorer series was made to do: raise awareness that a mountain is more than its summit elevation---and the mightiest are not always the tallest.
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 1:250000
Model covers an area approximately 17.3 by 12.4 km
Altitudes covered: 3185m to 8126m
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
These models have been optimized for the above materials, and are not offered in other materials for strength or cost reasons. If you need one in another material, please firstname.lastname@example.org
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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/