Himalayan Peaks - view from the plains - Illusion or reality?

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but bhai what about google earth?? i zoomed at Haridwar, and in 3D view i saw one peak and that i found to be Kalanag...
CM bhai, waiting for that priceless pic
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Originally Posted by tilak2909 View Post but bhai what about google earth?? i zoomed at Haridwar, and in 3D view i saw one peak and that i found to be Kalanag...
CM bhai, waiting for that priceless pic
Is Kalanag some what round in shape.

Picture only if i am able to loacate DVD or even if i have shooted it, i am very poor at keeping catalouge wise records.....give me some time.
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Originally Posted by cityMONK View Post Is Kalanag some what round in shape.
NO bhai, its like this.. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11746412
(our Ashu Bhai have explored this ares)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalanag
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Originally Posted by tilak2909 View Post NO bhai, its like this.. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11746412
(our Ashu Bhai have explored this ares)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalanag
Exactly this is the shape which is embedded in my mind, certainly it is Kalanag and is visible from haridwar, maybe from a certain angle.So roof top of Ansal complex is best place to view this peak, Height of Building, must be around 24 meters, gives some advantage for Better view of this peak.
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I'm going to reserve comment on GEarth for the time being, until I see the pic (if there is one). All I want to know now is how can Kalanag be visible east from Motichur (looking across the river) when it's basically north of Haridwar? Also see how close it is to Bandarpunchh in the wikipedia pic - BP is higher but not visible from Hardiwar, and Kalanag is?
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post I'm going to reserve comment on GEarth for the time being, until I see the pic (if there is one). All I want to know now is how can Kalanag be visible east from Motichur (looking across the river) when it's basically north of Haridwar? Also see how close it is to Bandarpunchh in the wikipedia pic - BP is higher but not visible from Hardiwar, and Kalanag is?
Sorry still was not able to look for pictures, will ask friend if by luck he had clicked some thing in mobile.

I was also wondering with same thoughts what you have stated above but were we not looking more towards north with rail line in our back and river in front, at an tangent between the Ranges.Or toward Northeast.

Also I state again only one Peak is visible( looks more like kalanag) may be rest seem to be hidden behind range of lower Foothills and the one which is visible is only due to cut in lower hill range blocking the view.May be this window in lower ranges accomodates to show fixed view of one Peak only.
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You didn't mention at what angle you were looking across the river . But agreed - at least one would have to be looking NE. I'm having trouble correlating that in my head with the position of Kalanag. The issue here is Kalanag itself, based on what I know of it. It's not easy to spot even at altitude, here we're talking about it being visible form the plains. I'm not denying the possibility of some other peak being visible from Motichur.
Looks like I'll have to make a trip to HW as well.
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post You didn't mention at what angle you were looking across the river . But agreed - at least one would have to be looking NE. I'm having trouble correlating that in my head with the position of Kalanag. The issue here is Kalanag itself, based on what I know of it. It's not easy to spot even at altitude, here we're talking about it being visible form the plains. I'm not denying the possibility of some other peak being visible from Motichur.
Looks like I'll have to make a trip to HW as well.
May be we can visit there together some time, then you can decide about exact name of peak.
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Only if I (a) see it, and (b) can identify it.
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this is getting very interesting discussion...
see this GEarth pic... http://picasaweb.google.com/tilkuson...61510312774962

uploaded this pic in picasa as i have used all my alloted memory at IM...

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bhai mein bhi hoon team mein, mein bhi chalunga
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Originally Posted by tilak2909 View Post this is getting very interesting discussion...
see this GEarth pic... http://picasaweb.google.com/tilkuson...61510312774962
Aha! - the mystery clears. That is an airborne view, not a ground-level view. The view cannot be the same from the ground, right?
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Originally Posted by tilak2909 View Post this is getting very interesting discussion...
see this GEarth pic... http://picasaweb.google.com/tilkuson...61510312774962


bhai mein bhi hoon team mein, mein bhi chalunga
Very nice view indeed Tilak, and i think the window or cut in lower hill ranges, I was talking about, is clearly visible.That is why only one Peak in backgorund is visible.

So you are in the team, and do team wants to move uptill Haridwar or beyound till Kalanag also.


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Aha! - the mystery clears. That is an airborne view, not a ground-level view. The view cannot be the same from the ground, right?
So are we all convinced now, as for view from ground i am myself nor sure (moving backward means crossing railway line and into Rajaji national park), We had seen it from Top of High rise Building must be 24 meters above Ground level.

Across the river is also clear now as we had assumed it then beacuse River Ganga is visible only in Parts from this part of town, we must have thought it as straight line then.
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thanks to GEarth for clearing some dust...
when team of nuts will move then they gonna do something BIG, Haridwar se pet nahi bharega
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Thanks citymonk for telling us about possibility of seeing a snowcapped peak from Haridwar. I will try to locate it on my next visit.
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Originally Posted by cityMONK View Post Across the river is also clear now as we had assumed it then beacuse River Ganga is visible only in Parts from this part of town, we must have thought it as straight line then.
Yep, the North vs. East bit is cleared up, that is definitely North.
Here's something more to confuse the issue - I can see a hint of another peak (if not two) to the right of UP 1 (Unknown Peak 1) . Then again, with an airborne view that's easily explained. But it's the ground-level view that is the crux of our discussion.

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Originally Posted by cityMONK View Post Btw is there any age limit for such sports.
There are no age limits, even 80 year old people jump abroad.

But - Mohanchatti?? MOHANCHATTI??!! I know that place!! There's hardly any area high enough for jumping. Oh wait, the website says 120 m. Hmm, that doesn't seem much compared to other countries.

Ok, first we go to Haridwar to check out the peak, then we take a drive to Mohanchatti to check out the jump site, right?
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