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Schwyz   WS-  
1 Apr 09
Biet and Rütistein - The classic ski tour at Hochybrig in very warm and sunny weather
Biet together with the Rütistein is a ski tour classic and they have been described on hikr before already (see MaeNi: here, and kleopatra: here). On a weekend with good conditions you find dozens of other touring skiers here, on this day I was the only one on Biet and only saw very few other people touring in the whole...
Publiziert von 360 2. April 2009 um 22:07 (Fotos:13)
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My last tours

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California   T2  
10 Nov 17
Flagstaff Hill - A hike along the South Fork of the American River on Folsom Lake
Fall has arrived in California and with it the first winter storms. My plans for the Sierra Nevada were cancelled the night before due to extensive snowfall in the Tahoe area. As an alternative I planned to visit Flagstaff Hill, a mountain on Folsom Lake which should give me a rather good view of the Lake and the surrounding area....
Publiziert von 360 13. November 2017 um 19:51 (Fotos:13 | Geodaten:1)
California   T3  
27 Okt 17
Anderson Peak from Donner Pass
Anderson Peak is one of the few mountain tops in the Tahoe area which haven't received a visit from me yet, even though I tried twice already. The first time, I failed due the icy steep north face and not carrying crampons with me and the second time I ran out of time due to an unplanned detour. This time I was rather sure I would...
Publiziert von 360 31. Oktober 2017 um 16:31 (Fotos:17 | Geodaten:2)
California   T2  
1 Sep 17
Lovers Leap
An easy and short hike from Camp Sacramento to Lovers Leap on the way to Lake Tahoe. After a pick-nick at Camp Sacramento we hike along the obvious trail all the way to the top of Lovers Leap. Unfortunately the smoke from the many wildfires in the Sierra makes the view very hazy. Nice viewpoint along Highway 50. There are...
Publiziert von 360 7. September 2017 um 23:46 (Fotos:3 | Geodaten:1)
California   T3+  
14 Jul 17
Stanislaus- and Sonora Peak
Stanislaus- and Sonora Peak are two relatively easy accessible peaks from Sonora Pass. They are both pretty high, with Sonora Peak actually being the highest peak of the Sierra Nevada north of Sonora Pass. I had plans to climb these two mountains at the end of September last year already. However, I miserably failed due to the...
Publiziert von 360 16. Juli 2017 um 23:19 (Fotos:24 | Geodaten:1)
California   T3  
7 Jul 17
Well, well, well, Mount Elwell
For this day I had 3 concrete goals: Climb Mount Elwell, test my newly acquired trail running shoes and catch some fish for dinner. I didn't think that I would successfully be done with all of this shortly after 2 PM already... Climbing Mount Elwell didn't seem like a big alpine challenge since there are easy accesses from the...
Publiziert von 360 9. Juli 2017 um 21:29 (Fotos:22 | Geodaten:2)
California   T4+  
30 Jun 17
Of melting snow, "falling horsetails" and a pyramid
The first time I saw the Horsetail Falls, I wasn't all that impressed. Due to the drought then and the late season, the waterfall had nothing but a tiny bit of water trickling down from the Desolation Valley. The current situation with record amounts of melting snow should give the falls a much more impressive character. In...
Publiziert von 360 3. Juli 2017 um 21:15 (Fotos:21 | Geodaten:1)
California   WS  
23 Jun 17
Leave it or ski Leavitt?
In Northern California we had an unusually long lasting period of very hot weather for more than a week now. The high temperatures were up to 110°F (43°C)! Luckily where we live, we have two options to flee the heat, we either go to the Pacific Coast where temperatures are always cool even during the hottest days in the summer,...
Publiziert von 360 25. Juni 2017 um 19:08 (Fotos:22 | Kommentare:3 | Geodaten:1)
Nevada   WS+  
2 Jun 17
Slide Mountain - "backcountry skiing" in the Mount Rose Ski Resort
Even though almost all of the ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada are closed for the season by now, a lot of places still have more than enough snow left for skiing. I usually avoid ski resort not only because the day passes in the ski resorts around Lake Tahoe are outrageously expensive (typically > 100$), but also because I...
Publiziert von 360 5. Juni 2017 um 22:26 (Fotos:11 | Kommentare:2 | Geodaten:2)
California   T3 WS-  
26 Mai 17
Round Top from NE - Elephants Back
I had plenty of real life views and took many many pictures of Round Top in the last few weeks. Due to the massive amounts of snow this area got during this winter, I thought of an approach to the top from northeast. I did not find any reports in the www about such a line, but judging from my inspection last week from the top and...
Publiziert von 360 1. Juni 2017 um 20:48 (Fotos:10 | Geodaten:1)
California   T4+ SS+  
19 Mai 17
Round Top via Crescent Moon Couloir
If I had to name "my favorite peak" in my new home, it would have to be Round Top. Not only because I have been on top of it 3 times already, but also because it offers quite a few interesting routes, in summer and winter and with it's >10000ft altitude a very nice view as well. One of the little more adventurous routes to the...
Publiziert von 360 22. Mai 2017 um 16:56 (Fotos:17 | Geodaten:1)
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Why 360?



As most of you probably noticed I am a big fan of 360 panoramas - that's of course why I chose 360 as my hikr username.

I create these panoramas by taking approximately 15-20 pictures (orientation portrait) all the way around in a circle. Sometimes I use a tripod but often I don't. In order to stitch the single images to one picture, I use the software The Panorama Factory. It also offers the option to create quicktime virtual realities (QTVR), where you can zoom in and out and interactively turn around. However, I usually use Pano2QTVR to create QTVR represantations of the jpg images.

In order to view these panoramas you need the quicktime plugin from apple.

Link to all my QTVR

Download Quicktime: Get the QuickTime plugin.

Wie die meisten von Euch wohl schon bemerkt haben bin ich ein grosser Fan von 360 Grad Panoramas - und dies ist auch der Grund warum ich 360 als Benutzernamen gewählt habe.

Ich kriege relativ viele Anfragen wie ich diese 360 Grad Panoramas denn mache. Hier deshalb eine kurze Anleitung.

Zuerst mache ich ca. 15-20 Fotos (im Hochformat) während ich mich langsam um die eigene Achse drehe. Dabei achte ich darauf, dass die einzelnen Fotos eine gute Überlappung haben. (Selten benutze ich dafür ein Stativ, meist mache ich dies freihändig.)

Um die Bilder dann zu einem einzigem Bild einem "flachen 360 Grad Bild" zusammenzufügen, benutze ich das Programm The Panorama Factory.

Die sogenannten Quick Time Virtual Reality Bilder, bei denen man sich drehen und rein- und rauszoomen kann, erstelle ich aus diesen "flachen 360-ies" dann jeweils mit dem Programm Pano2QTVR. (Dieses Programm gibt es leider nur für Windows kostenos.)

Um diese OTVR 360 Grad Panoramas anzuschauen braucht man das quicktime Plugin von Apple.

Link zu all meinen QTVR

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