Ironman from Space?
Can You See the Ironman Traverse from Space?
Can you identify the picture on the right?
Maybe, if you can zoom in close enough using Google Earth
Google Earth streams the world over wired and wireless networks enabling users to virtually go anywhere on the planet and see places in photographic detail. This is not like any map you have ever seen. This is a 3D model of the real world, based on real satellite images combined with maps, guides to restaurants, hotels, entertainment, businesses and more. You can zoom from space to street level instantly and then pan or jump from place to place, city to city, even country to country.
Closer to home, if you enter “Grotto Rock Park, Berkeley, CA” you will zoom to Indian Rock on Google Earth.
Enter “Chalk Bluff Road, Bishop, CA” for a virtual visit to the Happy Boulders.
Even Berkeley Iron Works shows up on Google Earth (hey, whose beater is that in the parking lot?).
Yosemite also shows up (check out El Cap, and Curry Village), but not in high resolution. The highest resolution imagery is for climbing areas that are in or very near urban areas. So you’ll still have to go in person to hunt for new lines.
As for the picture, it is Curry Village from above Glacier Point Apron.
Labels: climbing, hot spots, Yosemite