For most of us the top of Mount Everest will always stay out of reach. Pictures and videos are the closest anyone who is not a keen mountaineer will ever come to following the expedition paths up to the peak. A new 3D map of Everest now tracks in crystal clear pictures the different routes on the highest mountain on earth.

This map is the most accurate 3D map of Everest to date. Created from the data by satellites WorldView 1 and WorldView 2 the map boasts breathtaking details and shows a glimpse of the future of mapping and virtual travel.

A video shows an overview from all sides of the mountain: Get a glimpse of Sagarmatha and its surrounding peaks and climb Everest from your sofa: Mount Everest in 3D

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