Nominate: Top 10 places in the World

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SO, in your opinion, what places should be in the Top 10 List?

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Sandy Beach in Hawaii.

My favorite place
 

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darkar said:
SO, in your opinion, what places should be in the Top 10 List?

You may attach some pictures and activities held there for some further reference.
Top 10 places based on what criterion?

Mt. Everest, called the top of the world, is the highest. :biggrin:

Or the North Pole? :smile:

Or are you looking for the Top 10 places to be?
 
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Yes, you really need a more clear and defined definition if you want my participation.
 
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Umm, I would say base on ur own feeling towards that place.

It can range from natural beauty to urban city.

Take it as a personal opinion.
 
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Maybe i should restrict it a bit.

The Places where u think u will definitely go in ur lifetime.
and place where u dream to go even u know u will never make it.
 
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Yosemite National Park - been once
Grand Canyon National Park - been several times - going back in 2 years.
Bryce-Zion - hope to go soon.
Rocky Mountain National Park - been several times

Bulgaria - Balkan mountains, Rhodopian Mountains, Black Sea (away from the ports) - part of my heart and soul lives in Bulgaria

South Island - NZ

Mt. Everst, the Himalays, Pamirs and Tien Shan.

French, Swiss and Italian Alps

Scotland/Wales - The west coast and the highlands.

Australia - Uluru, and the coastlines - South East, South West, Western.

Antarctica - in the summer time, and in the winter.

Alaska - Denali

The Moon (well it's close enough)
 
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Astronuc, how on Earth does one make plans going 2 years into the future ? :eek:
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Astronuc, how on Earth does one make plans going 2 years into the future ? :eek:
I can't even seem to manage planning 2 months into the future! :bugeye:
 
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Astronuc, how on Earth does one make plans going 2 years into the future ? :eek:
One of those special in a lifetime events. I'll be half a century - and I plan a rim-to-rim round trip in less than one day. The question is how challenging - during a cool period in spring or fall, or doing it during summer - like July or August, when the temperatures are in excess of 105°F (41°C). :biggrin:

Either one makes it or one becomes vulture food. :biggrin:

Actually, I'll be training for the next two years, and I have a friend who gave me some information on a group that did the same thing - rim-to-rim roundtrip in less than one day, but during April when it is much cooler.
 
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Oh, yeah, I need to add Afghanistan and Pakistan to the list above. :biggrin:
 
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darkar said:
Maybe i should restrict it a bit.

The Places where u think u will definitely go in ur lifetime.
nahanni national park reserve, nwt \/ (world's first unesco world heritage site, bet you didn't know that)
http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dmm/photo/PARK/12_120/03_02/07Q.jpg [Broken]
queen charlotte islands, bc \/ (maybe in august coming up)
http://www.brucekirkby.com/albums/queen_charlotte_islands/res4093.jpg [Broken]
st peter's basilica
scandinavia
canada's maritime/atlantic provinces (esp walk prince edward island)
auyuittuq national park reserve, nunavut
kluane national park reserve, yukon
great bear rainforest & princess royal island, bc (homeland of the spirit bears aka kermode, albino black bears)



darkar said:
and place where u dream to go even u know u will never make it.
guilin, mt huangshan, huanglong, all in china
torngat mtns, quebec & labrador
cirque of the unclimbables, nwt \/
http://www.nahanni.com/images/gallery/9/14.jpg [Broken]
stikine river grand canyon (the mt everest of river rafting for sure) \/ that's a canyon goat, not a mtn goat
62-01-LeenS-01.jpg
 
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I was lucky enough to be able to spend 4 weeks in Namche Bazaar, during which time I went to Khumbu, and Khunde, where hundreds of prayer flags still fly against the backdrop of Everest, for Hillerys wife and daughter who died there. Its a sight that leaves you speechless, and in my top 10 list.

The high desert outside of Moab Utah, as close as you can get to walking on the moon while still on earth.

The Isle of Man Scotland

Garden of the Gods Illinois

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It would be cool to own one of saturn's moons, and look at saturn from it.
kinda like
titan.jpg


Anyway, I would love to live in Seattle, Washington
I would hate to live in Illinois O.O
 
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Umm, can i nominate some??
~ Pyramid of Egypt..
~ Forbidden City in China.
~ Cameron Highland in Malaysia.
~ Niagara Waterfalls
~ Japan during the sakura season

and WOW! Fourier J, the photos u attached are really attractive! Gonna have a deeper look at those places.
 
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darkar said:
SO, in your opinion, what places should be in the Top 10 List?

You may attach some pictures and activities held there for some further reference.

My bed, that's all i care about and would not pass it up for anything on earth.
 
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Pengwuino said:
My bed, that's all i care about and would not pass it up for anything on earth.

That is one of the most wonderful spots on Earth :smile:
 
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some auyuittuq pics:
camping near mt asgard
http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dmm/photo/PARK/13_03/07_04/10Q.jpg [Broken]
http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dmm/photo/PARK/13_03/03_02/06Q.jpg [Broken]
mt thor, highest uninterrupted cliff face in the world
http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dmm/photo/PARK/13_03/03_10/106Q.jpg [Broken]

great bear rainforest, one of the most biologically-diverse regions of the world
http://www.grist.org/gallery/raincoast/river_bears_550.jpg [Broken]
this is a black bear \/
http://www.grist.org/gallery/raincoast/spirit_bear_550.jpg [Broken]
http://www.grist.org/gallery/raincoast/waterfall_v360.jpg [Broken]
 
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Pathenon Greece ;-)
 

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fourier jr said:
some auyuittuq pics:
camping near mt asgard

mt thor, highest uninterrupted cliff face in the world

great bear rainforest, one of the most biologically-diverse regions of the world

this is a black bear \/
Awesome! :tongue2: I'm going!
 
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Even better!

http://www.cac.or.kr/uploads/bbs/down/board/pds4/Paiju%20Peak%20and%20The%20Trango%20Towers.jpg [Broken]
Paiju Peak on the left, Trango Towers those on the right. :tongue2: :!)

http://www.willyblaser.ch/mabuhay/rb28/pic/PAUJURANGE.jpg [Broken]
Paiju Range :tongue2: :!)

http://www.willyblaser.ch/mabuhay/rb28/pic/PAUJUPEAK.jpg [Broken]
Paiju Peak - 6611 m :tongue2: :!) Near the top of my list.

It's near Gasherbrum, Broad Peak, and K2. :tongue2: :!)

Mountains there are typical 7-8+ km.
 
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eeek bears!
 
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Astronuc said:
Even better!
Paiju Peak on the left, Trango Towers those on the right.
Paiju Range
Paiju Peak - 6611 m :tongue2: Near the top of my list.
It's near Gasherbrum, Broad Peak, and K2. :tongue2:
Mountains there are typical 7-8+ km.
that's all in nepal, right?
 
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that's all in nepal, right?
No, this area is in northern Pakistan, just north of Jammu and Kashmir (disputed area between Pakistan and India). K2, Broad Peak, and Muztagh, are right on the border of Pakistan and China (Xinjiang Weiwuer).

This is the western end of the Himalayas (Karakoram), where they meet the eastern end of the Hindu Kush (Pakistan/Afghanistan) and Kunlun (China) Ranges. It is about the coolest place on Earth if you like mountains. :!)

try - http://encarta.msn.com/map_701513547/K2.html

http://www.peakware.com/encyclopedia/peaks/k2.htm [Broken]

K2 is the second highest mountain in the world (28,250 ft / 8,611 m), behind Everest (29,028 ft / 8848 m).

Everest is in Nepal.

http://www.k2news.com/everestmaps.htm

I learned about Paiju Peak about 35 years ago. I had a cool poster of the southern face taken late afternoon. Lost it though. :mad: Paiju is short by comparison to others, but it has some of the steepest/shearest faces I've ever seen. Years ago, I tried to find info about it and then forgot. I searched google the other day, and found quite a lot of info.

What I haven't found so far, is any climbing log. I think most poeple pass Paiju up on there way to higher mountains.
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Astronuc, how on Earth does one make plans going 2 years into the future ? :eek:
I also have made plans for 50 years in the future, but that depends on a lot of other things happening or not happening until then. :biggrin:

Actually, activities like mountaineering or using large telescopes require one or more years in advance.

With regard to celestial events, one for which I have plans is the next eclipse of Epsilon Aurigae - which will occur in 2009-2011. :biggrin:

Also Epsilon Aurigae Star System . This site is more comprehensive.

This star system has fascinated me for 38 years, ever since I learned about it in grade 4. :smile:
 
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I always suspected that Astronuc was a bit of a mountaineer.

Got any favourites? I've only really done mini-mountaineering in the Scottish Highlands and French Alps. I think I'd be in way over my depth on anything over about 4500m.
 
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I always suspected that Astronuc was a bit of a mountaineer.

Got any favourites? I've only really done mini-mountaineering in the Scottish Highlands and French Alps. I think I'd be in way over my depth on anything over about 4500m.
Just about any mountain, but some of my favorites are listed above in Post #21.

I need to get over to the Scottish Highlands - hopefully the next year or two.

I've been through the alps several times, but never stopped long enough to do a peak.

Himalayas/Karakoram, Pamirs, Tien Shan are on my to do list, as are the Andes and Denali, and the Rocky Mountains around Banff/Jasper.

I guess I'll be busy for a while. :biggrin:

Acutally, I have a mountains/peaks folder on one of my PC's. I need to post some pics, but I'll run out of space if I post them on PF.

Also, here is a thread "http://www.everything-science.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=82&topic=5159.0" with some places I have been, and some I have yet to visit.
 
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Wow, i guess u want to conquer all the high mount in the world?
 
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The top of the Alps in Zermatt, one of the cooler places that we've been.

http://www.ski-europe.com/images/gallery/zermatt/zermatt1.jpg [Broken]

In the middle of town sits a small cemetary. I would guess that the average age of death indicated was around twenty-five. :eek:
 
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Zygotic Embryo said:
Sandy Beach in Hawaii.

My favorite place
MY NUMBER ONE most Beautiful beach in the WORLD (I've been to a lot), is definitely the big beach on Anderson Air Force base, at the North of Guam. As I said before, I haven't gotten a good picture yet.

This picture from Astronuc's link is SWEET!
http://www.consulmexatlanta.org/tulum.jpeg [Broken]
 
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Astronuc said:
Mt. Everest, called the top of the world, is the highest. :biggrin:

yay...!111 :smile:
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
In the middle of town sits a small cemetary. I would guess that the average age of death indicated was around twenty-five. :eek:


Wow, that's surprising low! Is there a reason behind that? is it due to accident?
 
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Number 1:
http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/world/images/mars.jpg [Broken]
Number 2: The northern areas of Pakistan:
http://www.pakistanpage.net/gallery/main/mountains/np.jpg [Broken]
 
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The Big Sur area of California is incredibly beautiful, idyllic even. I've attached a few pictures from a trip I took last summer.

I think Utah is also underrated in general in terms of natural beauty. Astronuc got it right, Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks are gorgeous. Yellowstone is also astounding in the depth and variety of its natural beauty.

As far as areas outside of the USA mainland go, I haven't been to many places, but Iceland has some really nice and impressive geography.
 

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