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Panoramas on Four of the Seven Summits
March 21, 2013 8:58 PM   Subscribe

Google Maps surmounts four of the Seven Summits: Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Everest Base Camp (Asia), and Mount Elbrus (Europe). It's not quite a "street" view of the Grand Canyon, but 360 degree panoramas.
posted by filthy light thief (19 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm totally putting clicking all these links on my bucket list.
posted by mazola at 9:02 PM on March 21, 2013 [12 favorites]


Sneding the google car up to the top of Vinson Massif should be fun!

Pissweak to not have Kosciuscko there already though. I mean, it's basically a short walk from the car park.
posted by wilful at 9:06 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


In further news, Google announced that the summits will be closed to new climbers. Existing climbers have three months to descend before the mountains will be flattened and all pitons will be lost.
posted by Joe in Australia at 9:09 PM on March 21, 2013 [16 favorites]


Pissweak to not have Kosciuscko

Ditto Puncak Jaya or Even Erebus
posted by mattoxic at 9:10 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sorry, I believe it's the Vinson Massif. Thanks Will
posted by mattoxic at 9:11 PM on March 21, 2013


None of these are from the top.

Does not do what it says on the tin.
posted by LarryC at 9:33 PM on March 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


I zoomed in and saw the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 9:54 PM on March 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm just impressed they got the Dempster Highway on Streetview
posted by KokuRyu at 10:05 PM on March 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


Another time my son was playing the "Streetview Game" with a friend (randomly zooming in on parts of the map) and they got the inside of a Japanese office tower. Bizarre.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:06 PM on March 21, 2013


Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence when he was 33.

I found my own car on google maps when I was 30.
posted by dogwalker at 10:25 PM on March 21, 2013 [7 favorites]


I zoomed in and saw the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard.

Can you explain what he was seeking at that altitude?
posted by drjimmy11 at 11:15 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I briefly read Mount Elbrus as Mount Erebus and was impressed. Get on that, Google.
posted by homunculus at 11:16 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


KokuRyu: did you mean to link to Inuvik instead of Iqaluit?
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:34 AM on March 22, 2013


This will be much better on the day they work out the interface and you don't have to try and find the stupid little chevron arrows to click at the bottom if you're looking to the side.
Otherwise, it's a neat idea!
posted by Red Loop at 3:07 AM on March 22, 2013


Call me when someone from Google climbs Olympus Mons.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:29 AM on March 22, 2013


This is actually a bit of a bummer. I've summitted Kilimajaro and thought I could use this to show my wife what the path was like during the final ascent, but this does not go to the summit at all. Am I missing something or are these incomplete?
posted by Falconetti at 8:02 AM on March 22, 2013


What? Nobody's made a joke about them doing this instead of keeping Reader yet? Ok.

So this is what they're doing instead of keeping Reader? I bet the cost to do one of these mountains was more than the salary of the "extremely part-time engineer" they had working on Reader.

There.
posted by zsazsa at 8:54 AM on March 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


KokuRyu: did you mean to link to Inuvik instead of Iqaluit?

Ah, what happened was I was looking for recent Streetview images of Iqaluit. But they aren't uploaded to Google Maps yet. So, using the same map I just went over to the Dempster Highway. I guess that's a little confusing.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:28 AM on March 22, 2013


I see, on my desktop the little street view guy is actually on the Dempster highway. But when I clicked on your link from my iPhone, I was taken to Iqaluit, where the pin/marker is.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 1:15 PM on March 22, 2013


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