Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Everest 360

National Geographic has created a stunning 360 degree panorama of the Himalayas shot from above. The 360 degree panoramic image in Everest From Above gives you an incredible aerial view of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks.

Photographer Renan Ozturk climbed Everest in May 30, 2019. He captured this amazing aerial view of Mount Everest using specially modified drones. In the panoramic image you can see the North Face of Everest. Labels show the names of nearby mountains and of the camps which are used by climbers when attempting to reach the summit of Everest.

Renan Ozturk captured this incredible image while on an expedition which was searching for clues about an ill-fated attempt to climb Mount Everest in 1924. You can learn more about the 2019 climb and the 1924 attempt on Everest in the National Geographic article Our team climbed Everest to try to solve its greatest mystery.

It is also possible to view panoramic imagery from the Everest region of the Himalayas with Google Maps Street View. To capture their panoramas Google teamed up with Apa Sherpa (a Sherpa mountaineer who holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest 21 times) and the Nepalese nonprofit organization Story Cycle.

During a 10-day trek through the Khumbu region with Apa Sherpa Google managed to capture Street Views of mountain trails and a number of Sherpa villages. The best way to explore this Street View imagery is to visit the Khumba map on Google Treks.

The Khumba site on Google Treks includes some lovely hand-drawn maps of the featured villages. Each of the maps include map markers which lead to Street Views captured on Google's 10-day trek. These include Street View imagery of monasteries, temples, trekker's lodges and of course some wonderful mountainous scenery.

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