Explore Mount Everest In 360-Degree View

Mount Everest is a staggeringly dangerous place, yet its call is strong for many who love the mountains. You can now explore it via a 360-degree, multimedia project by Mammut.

mount everest virtual reality 360 degrees

The new media experience offers a virtual experience on Mount Everest. During a summit climb on the mountain last week, Nepalese mountain guides Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji Sherpa documented the entire route with a 360° camera.

It’s already live online, and the results are stunning. You can explore every step of the way, from Base Camp, through the Khumbu Icefall, Western Cwm, and camps along the way, over the Hillary Step, and to the summit, all from the comfort of your home.

mount everest 360 degrees vr

To record the route, the team carried a camera system with a backpack and a cube of six GoPros that record 360-degree imagery and videos. With some serious development moxie, director Matthias Taugwalder finalized a page that can entertain mountain buffs for hours.

Called Mammut’s #project360, it began with a 360º route of the Eiger two years ago. It has now captured more than 40 routes in the Alps and worldwide.

Mount Everest Virtual Reality

While shooting the immersive video, the four men climbed from base camp at 5,380 meters to the summit at 8,848 meters. They passed Everest icons along the way, and viewers can experience scenes from the steep, icy Lhotse Face and technical cruxes of the Yellow Band, Geneva Spur, and the Hillary Step.

Mount Everst 360 degree vr

The project is really spectacular. We invite you to click around and explore the dangerous, frozen route on the roof of the world.

Visit Project360 now.

#project360 Everest team after the successfull ascent on May 19, 2016 From left to right: Lakpa Sherpa, Ang Kaji Sherpa, Pemba Rinji Sherpa and Kusang Sherpa
#project360 Everest team after the successful ascent on May 19, 2016
From left to right: Lakpa Sherpa, Ang Kaji Sherpa, Pemba Rinji Sherpa and Kusang Sherpa
Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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