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Google Street View lets you explore the tallest mountain in Western Europe

Google Street View lets you explore the tallest mountain in Western Europe
PHOTO COURTESY OF GOOGLE MAPS

Even if you're not an adventurer always seeking your next adrenaline rush, you can imagine taking on some daring feats. Maybe that's scuba diving or hiking down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Then there are other adventures that you, like 99% of the rest of the world's population, will never take on. That probably includes climbing to the icy, frozen summit of Mont Blanc some 15,781 feet above Europe.

It's Western Europe's tallest mountain, and it's one that even experienced mountain climbers won't take on because of its icy, spiky peaks. (See photos above and below.)

But, thanks to Google Street View, the search giant's map function that lets you see the streets you're driving or walking on, now you can. Google Street View has been taking cameras to remote locations, like deep under the sea or down to the Colorado River at the bottom on the Grand Canyon.

Google Maps Streetview

Now, on the Google Maps Street View, you can experience climbing Mont Blanc as if you're there. Check out the site to interact with it.

And check out this video with long-time mountaineer Patrick Gabarrou, who's been climbing Mont Blanc for 40 years, talking about its unique challenges, and beauty.

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Source: Engadget
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