David Breashers, A climber and filmmaker has created the stunning mosaic of images to show the effect of climate change on the area surrounding Mount Everest.
It is an astonishing interactive image that shows the beauty and majesty of the Himalaya region.
Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 Meters above sea level.
In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India. Waugh named the mountain after his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest.
It has become a mecca for climbers, and has two main climbing routes, the southeast ridge from Nepal and the north ridge from Tibet.
The southeast ridge is technically easier and was the route used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 when they reached the summit for the first time.
The 477 individual images stitched together to create one massive image that users can zoom in and out, which make up the gigapixel image of the Khumbu glacier were captured by David Breashears with a 300-millimeter lens camera during the spring of 2012, from the Pumori viewpoint near Mount Everest.
Navigate around the image using your mouse, and click on the green boxes to jump to key areas (please note, this requires Flash so will not work on iPads or iPhones)…
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