Regardless of how much we love an epic view I imagine the majority of us will never climb Mount Everest, the 8,848 metre high mountain in the Himalayas which is home to one of the most incredible viewing points in the world. Fortunately for us there are web developers out there who can create simulations which are basically as good as the real thing. Almost.
This brilliant site was created by the charity Sherpa Fund, which supports the families of the 16 Sherpa climbers who were killed in a tragic avalanche in April this year. The Sherpa people have been living in the Himalayas for 500 years, and their genetic adaptation means they now have larger lungs and stronger metabolisms to help them cope in the high altitude conditions, allowing them to make a living from guiding tourists up the mountain. The interactive site includes sounds of wind and snow, allowing you to climb the mountain by the same route the Sherpas take, while listening to the devastating radio recordings from the day of the avalanche. It’s a fantastic way to remember the sad event, and the site’s simulation of the near-vertical trek is absolutely awe-inspiring.
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