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Google Street View Goes Mountain Climbing

Shares images from world's tallest peaks


Always wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, but don't have the time, strength, stamina, or determination? Google Maps will help you cross the expedition off of your bucket list, while still in your pajamas.

The Web giant today debuted its new Street View special collection: the world's highest peaks.

"Now you can explore some of the most famous mountains on Earth," Google adventurer Dan Fredinburg wrote in a blog post, pointing to South America's Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Europe's Mount Elbrus, and Everest Base Camp in Asia. These mountains, along with three others make up the Seven Summits — the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.