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Google Street View Goes to Its Most Extreme Destinations Yet: 4 of the Planet's Highest Mountains

Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the peaks photographed by Google's Street View.

Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the peaks photographed by Google's Street View. // Graeme Shannon/Shutterstock.com

Perhaps you've always been curious: What is it like on top of the world? But as for going yourself, well, you'll leave that to the adventurers.

Fortunately for you, one of those adventurers is Dan Fredinburg. And he's not just your regular run-of-the-mill adventurer, but a professional one at Google. In fact, Fredinburg's official title (one of them, anyway) is "Google adventurer," and he's part of Google's "Mountain Enthusiast" team.

Together with different groups of friends and colleagues, Fredinburg has traveled to four of the planet's "Seven Summits" (the tallest peaks of each continent) over the last year and a half. They bagged three of the peaks (Aconcagua in ArgentinaKilimanjaro in Tanzania, and Elbrusin Russia) and they made it to the Everest Base Camp, though seasonal conditions prevented them from going farther.

Read more at The Atlantic

(Image via Graeme Shannon/Shutterstock.com)

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