New Major Mountain: Smojai IT-P D6-2 A 2 A

Did a measurement of the height of Mount Wesley, as best as I can tell it's 30.6km high, +/- 200m. @_@
Hate to say it but I concur with Numenor. Spent my final afternoon on the mountain today which thankfully had a bit of light on it. Did one last base jump and then did some measuring. I made it 30.6km even before checking back here to see what Numenor had suggested.

What is the proper way to measure this? Any pointers to some guide/help on that topic? 15km from dropping out of supercruise (75km) to fully descend to the top of the mountain seemed about right to me?
The way I did this was to fly away from the mountain so I could see it all and gauge its peak, then fly to the peak, get the ship dead level and bumping on the ground, and then fly away again, keeping dead level (i.e. attitute exactly on 0°). Keep flying at 0° until you're over level ground in the distance (check by rolling) and the altitude is no longer increasing. This mountain has a pretty gradual gradient so it takes a while to get to this point but yeah - I made it 30.6km.
 
Pretty much what Alec said. I found the highest point I could, dropped my ship on it, the flew away at 0deg pitch until the altimeter stopped increasing. I checked my position using the Surface Map to make sure I was entirely off the mountain base.

I did have a few dips and rises right before it settled down to 30.6km varying from 30.5 to 30.8km (due to whatever surface features were under me on the route I took), so that is why I did the +/-200m.
 
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So, it's "high above surrounding terrain" and not above NN/sea level? The latter is probably hard to measure with no in-game indication.
 
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Hate to say it but I concur with Numenor. Spent my final afternoon on the mountain today which thankfully had a bit of light on it. Did one last base jump and then did some measuring. I made it 30.6km even before checking back here to see what Numenor had suggested.



The way I did this was to fly away from the mountain so I could see it all and gauge its peak, then fly to the peak, get the ship dead level and bumping on the ground, and then fly away again, keeping dead level (i.e. attitute exactly on 0°). Keep flying at 0° until you're over level ground in the distance (check by rolling) and the altitude is no longer increasing. This mountain has a pretty gradual gradient so it takes a while to get to this point but yeah - I made it 30.6km.
And this right here is why we need a sextant.
 
What is the proper way to measure this? Any pointers to some guide/help on that topic? 15km from dropping out of supercruise (75km) to fully descend to the top of the mountain seemed about right to me?
Hope you don't mind me posting my little adventure climbing up Mt. Wesley in my SRV. Since I carry only one in the hangar I figured it would be more save to drive up the mountain instead of falling down from it :)

The report:
Unfortunately it was still or again dark outside when I woke up the other day on Smojai IT-P D6-2 A 2 A. So I took of in the ship and tried to do some more recon utilizing night vision. I went up to the spot where CMDR Ex did his second base jump. Noticed the place to be already ~4km below the highest point? From there I continued north with the ship in level flight until I had ~21km clearance above ground. There I settled down and got the SRV out.

It was dark down there but most of the mountain above was lit up, and there is always Night Vision, just in case ... Anyways: now or never! And I might be right in time to greet the New Year from the top!

I went straight on a 180° heading. Terrain was good, easy drive. Hardly noticed how it became more steep every other minute. Look at the pictures below for some more testimony of the plain AWESOMENESS OF OUR SRVs :) I must have made it halfway up, driving against or sideways the wall at > 60°. Then a tiny moment of inattention and a small jump pushed me away from the wall: I fell down at least half of what I got up already :-(

With the SRV still in good shape I headed west for some kind of saddle between two higher parts of the mountain. Should be able to climb the top from there, right? And off we go.

It was quite a ride, terrain became very rippled/wavy but I made it safely to the saddle and from there to the Jump Spot.

But, that's not the top of the mountain yet! According to my own mapping I had to go farther south to reach that high plateau that seems to be the top of the mountain. So, I had to cross that saddle that I came up earlier. More bumps/ripples/waves to go through. But all relatively save, no steep climbs/declines anymore. Just something to get through. Once I found some cargo and called in the ship to stow it away. Another time I came across a not-so-lucky SRV - crashed, with more cargo lying around. And then - after approx. 130km! drive - I made it to the top! Unfortunately, still mostly dark around, no nice view besides the stars.

There I stopped, with still some hours until the End of the Year. Sadly, I wasn't prepared for that: no Fireworks in the ship storage to greet the New Year properly:-(

Some pics:
Locations as mapped by me:

Base 1 is where I stayed over night in the ship.
Base North: where I started today
Base Jump DX: ~ the location of CMDR DasExorcist 2nd. base jump, my target
Red: first, failed attempt
Green: successful climb



From there I continued to what seemed one of the highest locations, as mapped earlier from the ship, marked Mount Wesley:



Hovering 21km over Base North:


Down at Base North, still dark but that would change soon


The plan: just go up there!



Check the HUD and the Radar, amazing! The Buggy worked even better than back on that Ice moon that I went around





That happened twice during the trip :-(
Getting out and back into the game fixed it each time.



On the saddle, towards the jump point:



Jump Point, CMDR Ex Base jump 2. I won't follow that today!




Towards the actual peak:



Ups!



At the top!





Missing Pic: Fireworks, due to not being prepared for that :-(

Happy New Year!
CMDR Explorix
Excellent report! [yesnod]
 
I've said my farewells to Mount Wesley for now and am currently parked up at Hilary Depot on my way back to the bubble.

Whatever it's actual height it's an awesome place and I've had a lot of fun here (and made 15 million from exploration data on the journey so far) so I have no regrets about coming out to visit - thanks for showcasing this DasExorcist!

Before leaving tho' I couldn't resist one last base jump. Actually, less of a base jump and more of a "wingsuit flight", I decided to take a low-altitude path across an arm of the mountain that extends roughly South-East and leads into some nearby foothills.

Geronimo!

[video=youtube_share;71Fk7TZ-vQ4]https://youtu.be/71Fk7TZ-vQ4[/video]

"To truly appreciate the beauty of a landscape it is not enough to simply look at it - you need to dance with it!"
.. Alec Turner, January 3305


Long may Elite continue to be a playground for the music makers and for the dreamers of dreams!
 
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I've measured it at 41.6 km and 36 km from two different sides. Any idea how high Neverest is?

CMDR Ex
depends when you visited, before it was "nerfed" i believe it was some 60Km high and you was still in orbital cruise with it passing right at the side of your cockpit window! if you flew into it, then it was possible to fly inside of the planet or equally launch your SRV into space from the top

after beige gate it was flattened somewhat and now sits under 50km to stop the above happening although i've not visited in a while so things may have changed
 
Took me almost two hours to get up there. The route I took may not have been optimal due to its length but finally, FINALLY I reached a point from which I was not able to see yet another higher peak...

One awesome fall.

[video=youtube_share;BnVVkqnc3Mg]https://youtu.be/BnVVkqnc3Mg[/video]

Just to remind myself what hight that actually is I went back up with an SLF - even that takes some time!

[video=youtube_share;1-97IKGKuSw]https://youtu.be/1-97IKGKuSw[/video]

Oh, and I need to up the vid quality next time.
 
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True! I was expecting to go to pieces or at least to quickly sinth another repair... Don't anyone ever talk trash of SRV suspension! ;)
 
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