Have you ever dreamed of scaling Mount Everest? Well now you can, without even leaving the comfort of your living room!
This amazing website is a 2 BILLION pixel photo of Mount Everest. It is so detailed that you can zoom in on the mountain slopes and actually see people attempting to summit Everest.
To give you a sense of scale, if you look closely at the bottom of the photo, you can just make out some coloured dots. If you zoom in you can see those colours are the tent city that makes up Everest’s Base Camp….it’s just mind boggling.
The 477 individual images that make up the gigapixel image of the Khumbu glacier were captured by David Breashears during the spring of 2012, from the Pumori viewpoint near Mount Everest and shows the summit of Everest in amazing detail and the nearby peaks of the Changtse and Lohtse mountains. The images are so crisp, you can even attempt to summit the worlds highest peak yourself, without the need of those pesky oxygen bottles and finger numbing frostbite 🙂
Now, where are my mountain boots and my cup of tea?