Monday, March 18, 2013

Way Cool

From the official Google blog:
Most of us have a bucket list of the places we want to visit in our lifetime. If you’re like me, the list is pretty long—to be honest I’d be lucky to get to all of mine. Google Maps has a bucket list too, and today we’re checking off a couple of our favorites so we can make our map more comprehensive and share it with you. And if tall mountains are your thing, you’re in luck.
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. 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. 
Much more here.  Say what you will about Google (most people DO) but they come up with some damned good stuff.  The image is a street view o' Mt. Elbrus in Russia.


  1. I haven't had any major issues with Gurgle, 'cept for when the screw with Blogger.
    I'm gonna miss IGurgle, but not a lot.

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    1. I understood what ya meant, and **I** shall miss iGoogle a LOT.


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