Awesome Google Earth image of Mount Everest from NASA

We've talked about Mount Everest quite a few times on Google Earth Blog. ┬áNatural formations such as mountains and volcanoes tend to look stunning in Google Earth, and Everest is no exception. ┬áIn the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Today is the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Mount Everest

Today marks an amazing day in history; back on May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. At a height of 29,029 feet, … [Read more...]

A panorama from the top of Mount Everest

Back in 1989, Australian climber Roderick Mackenzie become the 271st person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. While up there, he captured a 360 degree panorama of the view from the top, which … [Read more...]