Ever wonder what the world looks like from the earth’s highest peak? Well now it is possible to visit some of the world’s greatest wonders from the pleasure of your home or office. Google Street View recently updated with views from some of the earth’s greatest mountains like Kilimanjaro and Everest. More on the Google update below.
With the latest update to Google Street View you can now explore some of the highest peaks around the globe digitally. Google Street View which is apart of Google Maps updated this week adding sites from some popular mountains around the globe. Google expedition teams added shots from Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Elbrus (Europe), and Everest Base Camp (Asia) for our viewing pleasure.
Dan Fredinburg, a member of the Google expedition team discussed the peaks added in a blog post:
“Most of us have a bucket list of the places we want to visit in our lifetime. If you’re like me, the list is pretty long—to be honest I’d be lucky to get to all of mine. Google Maps has a bucket list too, and today we’re checking off a couple of our favorites so we can make our map more comprehensive and share it with you. And if tall mountains are your thing, you’re in luck.
Now you can explore some of the most famous mountains on Earth, including Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Everest Base Camp (Asia) on Google Maps. These mountains belong to the group of peaks known as the Seven Summits—the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. While there’s nothing quite like standing on the mountain, with Google Maps you can instantly transport yourself to the top of these peaks and enjoy the sights without all of the avalanches, rock slides, crevasses, and dangers from altitude and weather that mountaineers face.”
The teams visited each of the peaks and captured 360-degree photos with a tripod and digital camera with a fish-eye lens.
The world is just a click away, check out Mt. Everest here.