Not a kickass trip in the traditional, flesh and bones, tears and sweat style you are used to from kickasstrips.com. But therefore not less impressive is Google’s “World’s Highest Peaks” gallery. It allows you to use their well-known interactive Street View technology to explore Antarctica, Everest Base Camp and visit the summits of Kilimanjaro, Elbrus and Aconcagua.
It makes ‘traveling’ to for example Everest a whole lot less cumbersome than Göran Kropp’s cycling and climbing odyssey to the world’s tallest mountain!
According to the adventure blog: “There are even Images captured at lower altitudes on those last three mountains providing a sense of what it is like to climb each of them, with stops in various camps along the way and visits to specific landmarks, such as the famous Lava Tower on Kili. The gallery also contains a virtual climb of Everest’s neighbor Kala Patthar and a visit to the interior of Tengboche Monastery. Google has even given us the opportunity to stroll the streets of Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the Khumbu region of Nepal.”
“If you’re looking for a bit of a virtual escape from your day, head on over to the Google Street View Collections. Not only will you be able to take a virtual walk up these mountains, but you’ll also be able to visit Antarctica, the Grand Canyon, the Amazon and much more. Be warned however, these little field trips can suck up a lot of time and you may just wonder where your day went. Totally worth it though.”