Have you ever wanted to visit Mount Everest? Well, here's your chance to, virtually. If it's indeed true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a gigapixel, interactive panorama worth?
Since we've all been cooped up quite a bit the past year, I figured I'd share a little project I've been working on.
Below is a massive panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Basecamp, and a lot of other peaks and places and points-of-interest. I shot this image in April 2012 from Camp 1 on Pumori during our 2012 attempt on the West Ridge of Everest. The final panorama consists of 213 individual images to create a 5.59 gigabyte final image that has some incredible detail.
I spent the last day or so adding specific and relevant points-of-interest to the panorama, with links on most of them to additional photos and views, relevant information and history, etc.
It's been a fun project to create, and I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know if you do in the comments below, and if the response is good, I'll create more similar gigapixel panoramas to share in the future.
Take a tour around Mount Everest below. Use your mouse or finger to navigate, zoom in to see more detail, or go full screen using the controls at the bottom. Click any "i" icon for more information about the peak, place, or feature.