Google Maps Conquers Kilimanjaro, Everest, Other Peaks

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-03-22 Print this article Print
The Western Summit of Mount Elbrus

The Western Summit of Mount Elbrus

Located in the Caucasus Mountains, the snowy summit of Mount Elbrus towers over Europe and Russia at more than 18,500 feet.


Spectacular photos of the world's tallest mountain peaks, including Everest and Kilimanjaro, are now online for the world to see, thanks to some Google Street View team members who explored some of the most famous mountains on Earth, such as Aconcagua in South America, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in Africa, Mount Elbrus in Russia and Everest Base Camp in Asia. Also highlighted in the many images are photographs of Everest Base Camp, where expeditions stage their attempts to reach the top of the world, as well as glimpses of the snow-capped Himalayan mountain peaks and the Khumbu Glacier. Amazingly, no special equipment was required to capture all of the images during the expeditions. "Most of us have a bucket list of the places we want to visit in our lifetime," Dan Fredinburg, a Google adventurer and expedition team member, wrote on the Google Official Blog. "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."


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