Kate Taylor
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GOOGLE STREETMAPS NOW REACHES ASTONISHING NEW HEIGHTS.

Google maps, directions and its useful 'streetview' close-ups are already extremely handy when you're planning a motorhome tour to a new location. Now the service has reached new heights – literally!

They've been busy mapping remote places and now you can explore some of the most famous mountains on Earth, including Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Everest Base Camp (Asia) on Google Maps.

GOOGLE STREETMAPS NOW REACHES ASTONISHING NEW HEIGHTS.

 

Google maps, directions and its useful 'streetview' close-ups are already extremely handy when you're planning a motorhome tour to a new location. Now the service has reached new heights – literally!

 

They've been busy mapping remote places and now you can explore some of the most famous mountains on Earth, including Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Everest Base Camp (Asia) on Google Maps.

 

SCALE THE SEVEN SUMMITS

Google says that these mountains belong to the group of peaks known as the Seven Summits – the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

 

 

Google-mountaineers

 







Thanks to the intrepid mountaineers working for Google Maps you can now enjoy the view from the top of these peaks at the click of a mouse. As Google points out, this way there's no risk of avalanches, rock slides, crevasses, and dangers from the altitude and weather that mountaineers face.

 

USE YOUR MOTORHOME AS BASE CAMP

If you like to use your motorhome as a base for mountain walking, climbing and ski-ing, the new mapping will be perfect for tour-planning.

 

The service is also available via on your phone, which could be a life-saver if you're on a mountain and don't know which is the right way back down to your campsite and the comforts of your motorhome.

 

Get imagery of Mt. Elbrus and all of the other mountains on Google Maps on your iPhone and Android device.

 

 

Everest base camp on google maps

 


NOW YOU CAN CLIMB EVEREST!

You can even visit Everest Base Camp, where many an expeditions began their attempts to reach the top of the world. Google is proud that snow-capped Himalayan mountain peaks and the mighty Khumbu glacier are all available for viewing from the comfort of your computer chair or motorhome lounge.

 

 

Kate Taylor,

27 March, 2013

Practical Motorhome magazine

 

 

Photos from Google's official blog:

 

Explore Everest, Kilimanjaro and more with Google Maps

 

 

 

 

 

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