Google launched Mont Blanc in Google Maps this week.
Mont Blanc is the highest peak (4809m) in Europe, excluding Elbrus (5642m) in Caucasus. In real life I have climbed Elbrus, but Mont Blanc only virtually here.
|The Gouter Route to the 4809m peak.|
There are four main sections to be virtually explored:
- Climb the Goûter Route (to the top of Mont Blanc),
- Discover the mountain with famed explorers (featuring Kilian Jornet, Ueli Steck etc.)
- Train in the valley (run with Kilian Jornet, rock climb with Catherine Destivelle etc.)
- The changing massif (visit the shrinking Mer de Glace glacier).
|Kilian Jornet running up and down Mont Blanc - he has done it in 4h 57mins.|
I found this an interesting addition to last year's El Capitan in Yosemite. Hopefully Google will add a Street View of the whole UTMB course around the Mont Blanc Massif in the future. Until then you have to run it yourself, like I did (my UTMB 2014 race report).
|Ueli Steck ice climbing near Triangle du Tacul.|
|Kilian Jornet's typical training run.|