We all dreamt, at some point in our lives, to scale the greatest mountains, to brave the elements and to defeat Mother Nature at her own game. We all now able to do just that and from the comfort of our own reclining chairs. Google Street View features pics of Mont Blanc taken by hiking enthusiast during their treks on the snow-covered peak.
Mount Blanc, which in French means “The White Mountain”, is considered to be the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe. The White Mountain has a height of approximately 4808.73 meters, although its height is known to vary from time to time due to frequent snows.
Historically speaking, the first people to ever brave the elements in order to reach Mount Blanc’s summit were Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard, a doctor in medicine. According to the documents, Balmat and the bold doctor reached the peak of Mount Blanc on the 8th of August, 1786.
Since then, many have ventured in reaching the peak of the mountain. In 1808, Marie Paradis set another world record, as being the first woman to reach the peak, using only her wits and helped by her trusty companion, a dog called Tschingel.
According to certain estimates, each year, approximately 200.000 people venture out on the Mount Blanc.
But there are other who do not have the physical aptitudes in order to reach the peak. Most of them would give up on their dream of taking a pic from the mountain top. But, there is still hope, because Google has decided to take it to the top, literally.
Using the pictures and clips taken over the time by mountain climbers, Google managed to compile quite an archive of pics from Mount Blanc. Using these pics, Google has managed to include yet another location into its ongoing project called Google Street View.
Mountain climbing enthusiasts are now able to view 360-degree pictures, depicting the scenes observed from atop Mount Blanc. As usual, the users can zoom in on the pictures, and can change the angle and the pitch of the picture. That way they can experience the full beauty of the White Mountain.
Google Street View Features pics of Mont Blanc, thus adding contents to the pre-existent Google Street View library. According to Google, their program can be used to view almost every street in the United States. Moreover, natural wonders-wise, Google also made available the pictures of the El Capitan climbing trail, situated in the Yosemite Natural Park.