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What is the most dramatic topography you've landed near?

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This is on the Mun, near the north pole at 'Highland Craters' -- Its a about a mile to the top of those cliffs! I was impressed.

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haha, maybe I should have restricted this to 'extrakerbin' locations?

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This is on the Mun, near the north pole at 'Highland Craters' -- Its a about a mile to the top of those cliffs! I was impressed.

Had something like that once, except I uh "landed" at the top of the cliff. The lander promptly fell over...

Fortunately I was able to roll it over on its side and off the edge of the cliff, restart the engines and go home. Didn't even lose any parts.

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Spoiler Heavy !!!!

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You want topo? You cant go wrong with Moho !

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didn't even lose any parts.

nice!!!!!!

- - - Updated - - -

I knew the Mo-hole would be along soon!

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Dres Canyon. Not my Pic because mine was lost long ago.

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Dress canyon yes, I landed an place so steep I had to move the lander to get kerbal back in,

Poles is also pretty dramatic. Duna poles,

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Eve poles

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Yes its an knfe edge 1800 meter high.

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I recently landed in the "Slope" biome on Minmus. The ground was sloped about 60^ to the horizontal. A Kerbal could jump down from the capsule and stand on the ground OK, but if he took a single step, he'd go into a slide, then a tumble, and bounce all the way down the hill, not stopping until reaching a "lake bed" far below after a 3500m ride. And he was incapable of walking back. The only way to get home was to jetpack all the way and land on top of the lander.

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Well...

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A Mun canyon. It's the one that offshoots from the equatorial crater. Not exactly dramatic, but certainly a tricky bit of piloting. And it was a pretty nice view...

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I still think the poles on Mun have some of the most awesome (and in places quite inhospitable) terrain. The north pole has some really deep craters and the south pole has some interesting rough terrain that almost looks like the remains of some ancient city might be buried under them (at least that's what I thought when I first flew over).

I really like the north pole, the twilight gives it an eerie feeling and you also have a constant line of sight to Kerbin which is great for setting a land based comms centre of you use remote tech.

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I recently landed in the "Slope" biome on Minmus. The ground was sloped about 60^ to the horizontal. A Kerbal could jump down from the capsule and stand on the ground OK, but if he took a single step, he'd go into a slide, then a tumble, and bounce all the way down the hill, not stopping until reaching a "lake bed" far below after a 3500m ride. And he was incapable of walking back. The only way to get home was to jetpack all the way and land on top of the lander.

For a lot of my early landers, I forgo the use of ladders for that very reason, they could jetpack back to the hatch ....

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I think sometimes my more picturesque moments are during the ascent back off the surface.

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Overlooking the edge of a crater is always fun.

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Though I do love just about any with a planet rising above the horizon.

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And even though it's in the dark, a view of the dead Kraken, with Jool over the horizon:

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Nightly deadystick return of an out-of-energy Mun explorer. The next sunrise was awesome and scary at the same time. Also, Kerbin is beautiful :)

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Successfully? I've put multiple landers into the canyon just off the east farside crater on the moon, which is really steep. Flat floor though, which is why I've used it.

Unsuccessfully.. My first ever landing attempt on anything was on Minmus, and I wasn't aware just how steep the terrain is when you get away from the flats. That didn't go well.

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once i realized that i am too low and landing too fast, i made one dramatic full burn and i actually managed my first accidental suicide burn, i stopped like 5 m above the ground :D

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Bop in Alternis Kerbol is only a few kilometers across, and the mountains are gigantic. No matter where you land it's spectacular.

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Guys its been really cool to see some of these submissions - sorry I've been away a few days and haven't been able to cheer each one as they came in!

Lots of fun, and gives me great ideas for my future explorations!

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Here are some awesome shots of Jool from laythe

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Not sure if this counts as topography but I thought I better show them off.

If your ever looking for some awesome scenery go to pol

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