Google’s explorers have added some of the world’s coldest peaks to its virtual street views. The mapmakers at Google just added “Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Everest Base Camp (Asia)” to its virtual tour.
The climbing teams spent 18 months documenting 3D views from the top of the world. Due to the extreme circumstances, these photos were just taken with a lightweight tripod and fisheye camera instead of the typical 40 pounds Google Trekker Backpack used for trips to the Grand Canyon and Lucas Oil Stadium. The team did not limit their photos to the mountains – images of nearby monasteries and bazars were also collected. Read more