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  • Aconcagua

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    Aconcagua

    A group of Google employees took their vacation time to visit the highest mountains in the world and photograph them for Google Maps. Using special software, images from their Cannon DSLR partnered with a fisheye lens were stitched together to create a panorama. Here are some of the staggering Street View images they brought back.

  • Aconcagua Camp I

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    Aconcagua Camp I

    Camp I on the False Polish Glacier route lets expeditioners protect their tents from the harrowing winds of Aconcagua.

  • Aconcagua Camp Colera

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    Aconcagua Camp Colera

    Set among rocks that look like they belong on the moon, Camp Colera is 6,000 meters above sea level and where expeditioners wait for the weather to permit summit attempts on Aconcagua.

  • Aconcagua Casa de Piedra

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    Aconcagua Casa de Piedra

    Casa de Piedra, at approximately 3,200m, is a great spot to camp, eat the last of your steak, and attempt to win staring contests with mules.

  • Aconcagua Pampa de Lenas

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    Aconcagua Pampa de Lenas

    Pampa de Lenas is a popular first stop along the False Polish Traverse route to Aconcagua. There is adequate water and shelter from the elements as well as quick access via helipad in the event of an emergency.

  • Aconcagua Plaza Argentina

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    Aconcagua Plaza Argentina

    Plaza Argentina is 4,100 meters above sea level and used for climbing Aconcagua via the Polish Glacier routes. There is a permanent park ranger camp and a helipad and medical center are available during climbing seasons. Mules can be used to transport gear up to and down from Plaza Argentina.

  • Aconcagua Plaza Argentina

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    Aconcagua Plaza Argentina

  • Aconcagua Plaza Argentina

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    Aconcagua Plaza Argentina

  • Aconcagua Summit

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    Aconcagua Summit

    The summit of mighty Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres and the tallest point outside of the Himalayas.

  • Elbrus Barrel Huts

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    Elbrus Barrel Huts

    Barrel Huts, or "The Barrels," is a colorful and rustic camp for expeditions to the summit of Mount Elbrus.

  • Elbrus Diesel Hut

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    Elbrus Diesel Hut

    Expeditions to the summit of Mount Elbrus can take shelter in Diesel Hut from the often hostile weather.

  • Elbrus Diesel Hut

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    Elbrus Diesel Hut

  • Elbrus Diesel Hut

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    Elbrus Diesel Hut

  • The Summit of Mt. Elbrus

    Located in the Caucasus mountains, the snowy summit of Mount Elbrus towers over Europe and Russia at 5,652 meters.

  • Lemosho Glades

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    Lemosho Glades

    Lemosho Glades is where any expedition along the Lemosho trail must transition from vehicle to foot. It's also a great place to break out the picnic table, slap on some sunscreen, and kick rocks.

  • Shira Camp

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    Shira Camp

    After leaving the rainforest, trekkers reach the moorland of the Shira Plateau.

  • Lava Tower

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    Lava Tower

    Lava Tower is a large rock formation along the Lemosho and Machame routes. From the top of Lava Tower you can see spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Lava Tower

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    Lava Tower

  • Moir Camp

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    Moir Camp

  • Moir Camp

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    Moir Camp

    Nestled high in the mountains above 13,500 feet, Moir Hut commands the view over Moir Camp as well as the debris and moraine left behind by the long since retreated glacier.

  • Moir Camp

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    Moir Camp

    Inside the Moir Hut.

  • Uhuru

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    Uhuru

    At 19,341 feet, Uhuru is the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. Called the Roof of Africa, Kilimanjaro is the highest peak on the African continent and highest freestanding mountain in the world.

  • Everest Base Camp

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    Everest Base Camp

    Most expeditions to the highest point on Earth are staged at Everest Base Camp (EBC). The route to EBC is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year.

  • Everest Base Camp

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    Everest Base Camp

    View of Everest Base Camp.

  • Everest Base Camp

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    Everest Base Camp

  • Kala Pattar

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    Kala Pattar

    While on the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal you can stand face to face with Mount Everest, the “Goddess Mother of the Earth," from the easily-reached high-point of 18,192-foot Kala Pattar. Trekkers climb this peak before dawn to catch a glimpse of Everest at sunrise.

  • Mudslide Bridge

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    Mudslide Bridge

    Long bridge across a chasm along the trekking route from Lukla to Namche Bazaar. Mudslide Bridge has been destroyed by the elements multiple times, most recently in September 2011.

  • Mudslide Bridge

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    Mudslide Bridge

    A view from the other end of Mudslide Bridge.

  • Namche Bazaar

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    Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the high Himalayas. The town is popular with adventurers in the Khumbu region because it is at a good altitude for acclimitization and has a number of stores to outfit expeditions properly.

  • Tengboche Monastery

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    Tengboche Monastery

    Located in Sagarmatha National Park, the Tengboche Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Trekkers and expeditioners visit the monastery to seek blessings for a safe journey.

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