Just a few days ago we took a look at the history of Street View and now Google has literally taken it to new heights by capturing imagery from Mount Everest, Kilimanjaro and others.
Google is really working hard to bring Street View to all corners of the globe and this is another step in that direction. When combined with previous efforts like the Grand Canyon and diving in the oceans it’s becoming quite remarkable.
Google also discussed the adventure in a 20 minute Google+ “hangout” which you can view here:
You can view the new imagery in this special gallery and you can read more about it and the effort that went into it on the Google Lat Long Blog.
About Mickey Mellen
Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.
They have aslo visited Uhuru Peak on Kilimanjaro. https://www.google.com/maps?ll=-3.075645,37.352457&spn=41.827549,67.631836&t=v&z=5&layer=c&panoid=MXClB4d78t6qwBZDSAibPg&cbll=-3.075645,37.352457&cbp=13,280.9427776499451,,0,-6.56701498943319 There is more snow than when I visited.
Will Google ever go up Mt Shasta California? (Crowd goes BOOOOOOOOO! “Get this jerk off the stage!”)
(Sadly slinks off to the back door)
If you want to digitally climb Mount Everest in Google Earth following Hillary’s 1953 route, obtain the KML file at: