Looking to explore the Himalayas from the comfort of a Hudson Valley coffee shop?
New features on Google Maps' Street View are now making that possible.
Street View, known for providing ground-level views of streets around the world, now offers panoramic views of some of the world's highest peaks, thanks to a few ambitious trekkers employed by the search engine giant.
The explorers spent 12 days "battling altitude sickness, an earthquake . . . and flash floods" and used fish-eye cameras to get their images of Everest, according to a posting on the Google site.