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Sunday, November 22, 2015

New VR tour will take you on a climb up Mount Everest

A Mount Everest tour will soon be available on VR platforms early next year.

Everest VR will take you to Basecamp, Khumbu Icefalls, Lhotse Face and through the Hillary Step then finally to the summit. It's being created in partnership with visual effects and animation house RVX.

"Our mission is to construct the definitive experience of what it feels like to climb Mount Everest," said Sólfar CEO Kjartan Pierre Emilsson. "It's a feat that most will never attempt in the real world. Everest VR will immerse you in a virtual reality that feels both real and emotionally stunning."

Sólfar is building a virtual mountain based on more than 300,000 high resolution images of the mountain range, and a 3D point cloud of the area.

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