Video: Trekking To Everest Base Camp With Google Earth

As I mentioned yesterday, many of the teams that will be climbing Everest along the traditional South Col route are now trekking through the Khumbu Valley en route to Base Camp. For most, it will take a week or better to complete that trek as they slowly acclimatize to the altitude and let their bodies adjust to life in the Himalaya.

The video below gives you a good idea of what that trek is like. It was created with Google Earth and give an accurate representation of the terrain that surrounds you while hiking through the region. Those that have visited the Khumbu before will recognize some familiar sights, including that grueling hike up the hill into Namche Bazaar, while those just following along at home can get a better sense of scale for the region.

Kraig Becker

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