Climb Mount Everest through virtual reality

Posted on 6 March 2020 By Anita Froneman

Summiting Mount Everest is no easy feat, and many experienced climbers have died trying. One adventure photographer has made it possible for those who won’t get around to climbing the highest mountain in the world, but want to experience its majesty up-close and personal.

Renowned cameraman Jonathan Griffith created a documentary specifically for virtual reality headsets. Everest VR: Journey to the Top of the World was made possible by following a Nepalese climber attempting a no-bottled-oxygen ascent of the mountain, according to

The series consists of three episodes and was made with the assistance of Oculus, a Facebook-owned virtual-reality (VR) company.

‘I’ve taken cameras to places that humans have never stepped foot on before and brought back images and stories from some of the harshest locations on this planet,’ Griffith says on his website. ‘We’ve only just scratched the surface when it comes to VR and its huge potential —  it’s something that I am working passionately on with various clients across different business sectors to create new and compelling VR stories and documentaries.’

Watch a snippet of the series here:

You will, of course, need a VR headset to watch the series. If you do have one, find the series here.

Image: Instagram

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