Google’s Street View technology is tackling the area around the world’s highest peak
Since its launch in 2007, Street View has documented streets, businesses and landmarks on all five continents with its panoramic photos. It allows the viewer to check out not only most addresses in North America and Europe, but also the world’s largest particle accelerator, abandoned islands and even Antarctica.
The latest attraction for virtual tourists? The trails, villages and monasteries in the shadow of Mount Everest. Google teamed up with local mountaineer Apa Sherpa, who’s reached the summit of Everest a record 21 times, to document the region for Street View.