Let’s be real: mountain climbing, even at the novice level, is incredibly intimidating and not something for the faint of heart. So climbing something like El Capitan, a 3,000 foot-high granite rock face in Yosemite National Park, is reserved for experts (and maybe people with a death wish). Specifically, there’s a flat area of the face called, fittingly, The Nose, which is a favourite for climbers and BASE jumpers.
But hey, why even humour the idea when Google’s Street View can do all the painful stuff for you (and make it ridiculously beautiful at the same time)? Shooting footage beside some of the best climbers in the world — including Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Lynn Hill — the El Capitan video offers sweeping and stunning vistas of Yosemite from way, way up.
Warning: your palms may sweat and your feet may tingle watching this. Excuse us, we’re going to go kiss the solid ground now.
Take your sense of adventure vertical. #GoogleMaps dangles you right alongside the world’s best rock climbers, Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Lynn Hill, on a breathtaking trek up Yosemite’s El Capitan. #YosemiteStreetView g.co/treks
Posted by Google Maps on Wednesday, June 24, 2015