Tag Archives: Everest

Everest by Google?

Google "street view" of Everest base camp.
Google “street view” of Everest base camp.

So, our friend Kraig Becker just launched this story on his Adventure Blog. Google Maps’ “street view” so helpful in finding an address, has reached base camp on Everest. Yes, you can take a tour.

No, I’m not sure how I feel about this. The geek inside is pysched. The purist is appalled. What’s everybody else think?

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Everest from Space

Mt. Everest from Space
Mt. Everest from Space

Props to Kraig Becker (Adventure Blog)  who found this snap of Mt. Everest in Atlantic Magazine.  Astronaut Ron Garan took it from the international space station.

You’re probably used to seeing the magnificent one more like this:

wikimedia commons
wikimedia commons

But for me, there is no less wonder from the top side.  I love NASA.  Any time we can return a sense of mystery from beyond our small corner of the world, it’s money well spent (to me).

Joy Trip Project

One of my favorite adventure blogs is James Mills’ Joy Trip Project. I’ve written about James before (see adventure journalism). He’s a first rate journalist who has turned his talents to the world of outdoor adventure in a series of fascinating podcasts. I like to download mine on iTunes and listen in the car. Always an inspiration.

Hilaree O'Neill
Hilaree O’Neill

A perfect example is this newly released interview with high altitude skier and mountaineer, Hilaree O’Neill, who climbs with the Northface team. Not only is she a mother of two small boys (3 & 5) but this year she and her team tackled Everest and its sister peak Lotse in a single push!
It’s a great story, just click this podcast below.

SPOILER ALERT: My favorite question from James: Between motherhood and mountaineering, what’s the bigger challenge? Hilaree: “Motherhood.” Go figure. joy trip project

 

This Joy Trip Project sponsored by: Patagonia, Rayovac, and New Belgium Brewing Co.