Yesterday Google announced that panoramic Street View imagery is now available for four of the world’s great mountains: Everest, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, and Mount Elbrus. The mountains are four of the Seven Summits—the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. Google employees captured the imagery on a series of mountaineering expeditions using a lightweight tripod and camera setup that is normally used in the company’s Business Photos program. As part of the expeditions they also captured beautiful panoramic imagery of the surrounding areas. See this Wired gallery for more photos from the project.
Google Brings Street View to Four of the World’s Great Mountains