Monday, March 18, 2013

Climbing Everest with Street View

Kala Pattar, Nepal

Last year Google Street View went beneath the oceans so this year Google decided to take Street View to the top of the World.

Inspired by their love of mountaineering, a few Googlers decided to capture Street View imagery for Google Maps from some of the world’s tallest peaks. In their quest to bring the highest peaks to Street View they visited Everest Base Camp, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus and Mount Aconcagua.

You can view the results of the imagery captured by these intrepid Street View explorers in a new section in Google's Street View Gallery - The World's Highest Peaks.

1 comment:

Kyle said...

A very good mountain is Mount Shasta in Northern California to photograph which would generate millions of hits alone.

When the wind is from the north is the clearest views and you can see all the way to the Pacific Ocean which Mt Lassen looks like a mole hill sticking up.

The other mountain ranges all look flat.