Himalayas Above 20,000-Feet

Teton Gravity Research, a company that specializes in aerial cinema, has released the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas above 20,000-feet, captured with GSS’s C520 system, the world’s most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system. It was filmed a helicopter crew flying in from Kathmandu at 4,600-feet climbing to 24,000-feet on supplemental oxygen. As you are about to see, these shots are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial views of the mountains shot yet – including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. Continue reading for the clip.

Lifted by the collision of the Indian tectonic plate with the Eurasian Plate, the Himalayan range runs northwest to southeast in a 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) long arc. The range varies in width from 400 kilometres (250 mi) in the west to 150 kilometres (93 mi) in the east. Besides the Greater Himalayas, there are several parallel lower ranges. The southernmost of these, located along the northern edge of the Indian plains and reaching about a thousand meters in altitude, are called the Sivalik Hills. Further north is a higher range, reaching two to three thousand meters, known as the Lower Himalayan Range.

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