The ice of Mount Everest

We’ve looked at Mount Everest in Google Earth a number of times, including when Street View reached the mountain and the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent. The amazing size of the mountain coupled with Google Earth’s excellent views of natural formations makes it one of the best places to go sightseeing in Google Earth.


NASA’s Earth Observatory recently released some maps showing the outlines of glaciers around Everest, overlaid on top of a topographic map of the area.  By matching it up and overlaying it on Google Earth, you’re given a very unique look at the mountain.


You can see it for yourself in Google Earth by using this KML file.  For more, check out the full post on the NASA Earth Observatory site.

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.

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