Hi AppNewser readers - we're now a part of Mediabistro's SocialTimes.com. For more great App news, reviews, guides and tips, head over to InsideMobileApps.

Travel to the Top of Kilimanjaro and Everest with Google Street View

Google’s explorers have added some of the world’s coldest peaks to its virtual street views. The mapmakers at Google just added “Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Everest Base Camp (Asia)” to its virtual tour.

The climbing teams spent 18 months documenting 3D views from the top of the world. Due to the extreme circumstances, these photos were just taken with a lightweight tripod and fisheye camera instead of the typical 40 pounds Google Trekker Backpack used for trips to the Grand Canyon and Lucas Oil Stadium. The team did not limit their photos to the mountains – images of nearby monasteries and bazars were also collected.

View Larger Map

View Larger Map

View Larger Map

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Pinterest Marketing

Pinterest MarketingPin your way to a wider audience! Starting December 1, work with the VP of Marketing at SheKnows to learn how to leverage Pinterest for your brand. In this course, you'll learn how to create a Pinterest Playbook to develop and measure your marketing strategy, grow a follower base, run an effective contest, and stay updated on the best practices for this platform. Register now!