Google Street View Trekker Scales Japan’s Mount Fuji

Posted on Jul 23 2013 - 2:05pm by Editorial Staff

Mount Fuji

Google today announced via its Lat Long blog that it has scaled Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji. The team in the post on the blog stated that the team “hauled” the Street View Trekker up the 3,776 meter mountain in order to collect the images so as to create a 360-degree panorama view of the site. Here is what the team has to say about it:

The Street View collection covers the highly popular Yoshida trail that takes hikers up the mountain, the full walk around the crater at the top, and the quick zigzag descent. We hope these 14,000 panos of new imagery will give climbers a sense of the terrain to expect under their feet — especially all the night-time climbers who shuffle up in the dark to see the sunrise at the crack of dawn.

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