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Stunning views as #project360 conquers Mount Everest

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Published 24/05/2016 | 08:45

The entire South route to the summit of Mount Everest has been documented for the first time with a 360-degree camera rig.

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A new milestone in virtual mountaineering was celebrated as two Nepalese mountain guides Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji Sherpa, with the support of their colleagues Ang Kaji Sherpa and Kusang Sherpa, became the first men in the world to document the whole South route to the summit of Mount Everest with a 360° camera rig for Mammut’s #project360.

The four Sherpas climbed from Basecamp at 5,380 meters of altitude to the summit at 8,848 meters, passing all the iconic route highlights: from the unpredictable, constantly moving Khumbu Icefall, the Western Cwm that is notorious for its changeable weather conditions, up through the steep, icy Lhotse Face, reaching the summit by passing the technical cruxes of Yellow Band, Geneva Spur and the infamous Hillary Step.

After many days of acclimatizing and climbing, Lakpa Sherpa Pemba Rinji Sherpa, Kusang Sherpa and Ang Kaji Sherpa reached the summit and became the first mountaineers that managed to capture the whole route to the summit of Mount Everest with a 360° camera rig.

Their achievement has been hailed as a personal success for the committed Sherpa team and the virtual mountaineering highlight to Mammut’s #project360.

More information about the #project360 is available here.

Belfast Telegraph

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