Google now allows you to visit Mt. Everest, Kilimanjaro, and other breathtaking locations

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Someday everything will be in Streetview

Google Maps has added some very cool locations to its streetview interactive library: "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." Definitely a low-impact way to explore these glorious peaks!

It's not the real-deal, but how many of us will be able to go visit all of those? And if we did, what kind of impact would it have on these places? There's nothing wrong with a little vicarious living.

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"These mountains belong to the group of peaks known as the Seven Summits—the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. While there’s nothing quite like standing on the mountain, with Google Maps you can instantly transport yourself to the top of these peaks and enjoy the sights without all of the avalanches, rock slides, crevasses, and dangers from altitude and weather that mountaineers face." (Source)

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See also: There's life even at the deepest point of the ocean (11,000 meters down!)

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