An Incredible Tour of the World's Highest Peaks Via Google Maps Street View


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Google Maps Street View of Camp Colera at 19,685 feet, on the way to summit Aconcagua
From Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in Africa, the world's highest peaks are stunning in their beauty. And while most of us use Google Maps to scope out a new coffee shop, the street view application lets you explore these awe-inspiring mountains without ever leaving the couch.
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↑ Everest Base Camp: The Climbers Memorial is a sacred site located just above 14,000 feet, which honor the lives of fallen climbers on Mt. Everest.
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↑ Most expeditions to the highest point on Earth are staged at Everest Base Camp, pictured here.
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↑ The 18,192-foot Kala Patthar on Mount Everest.
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↑ Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the high Himalayas. The town is popular with adventurers in the Khubu region because it is at a good altitude for acclimitization and has a number of stores to outfit expeditions properly.
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↑ The summit of Aconcagua in Argentina, the tallest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres and the tallest point outside of the Himalayas.
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↑ On the route to scaling Aconcagua, Camp 2 along the False Polish Glacier route is also Camp 3 for the Guanacos route.
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↑ Located in the Caucasus mountains, the snowy summit of Mount Elbrus towers over Europe and Russia.
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↑ Expeditions to the summit of Mount Elbrus can take shelter in Diesel Hut from the often hostile weather.
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↑ At 19,341 ft, Uhuru is the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro.
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↑ Located at the base of the mountain, Arrow Glacier is the last campsite before summit day for trekkers attempting the treacherous Western Breach ascent route on the way to Mount Kilimanjaro.
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↑ Lava Tower is a large rock formation along the Lemosho and Machame routes. From the top of Lava Tower you can see spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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