Long before it became an operating system for Apple computers, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park was a rock climber’s dream. Soaring 3,000 feet high, this spectacular rock formation is the world’s largest granite monolith, the National Park Service
World-renowned rock climbers Lynn Hill, Tommy Caldwell, and Alex Honnold took Google’s camera along for
(video). The views aren’t just panoramic. The photos they captured are part of an interactive journey that begins at the base, where the climbers ready their gear. Audio clips and videos accompany the panoramas.
Hill free-climbed The Nose route on El Cap in 1993 -- a feat many told her would be impossible. Caldwell did the first ascent of the nearby Dawn Wall, considered the hardest big wall climb in the world. Honnold climbed El Cap by himself in five hours, mostly without a rope.
“I think it’s very human to want to explore something that’s unknown,” Hill told Google. “Once you step off the ground, you have to navigate whatever challenges come your way.”
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