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Google has taken its Street View service to new heights after deciding to ditch the infamous car in favour of a simple tripod and camera as it unveiled new shots of some of the world’s tallest mountains. The Chocolate Factory’s obsessive bid to map every corner of the planet has now taken it up Mount Everest – or at least base …

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  1. Allan George Dyer Silver badge
    Coat

    Abominable!

    How long before the Yeti makes a privacy complaint?

    1. LarsG

      Re: Abominable!

      Next thing you know there will be targeted advertising on the top of Everest.

      1. Dave 126 Silver badge

        Re: Abominable!

        Yeti spotted urinating behind a parked car, Yeti mooning the camera, Yeti giving the camera the finger, Yeti spotted by Mrs Yeti with another lady Yeti...

  2. 1052-STATE
    Angel

    thanks for the reminder ;)

    Oh. That. $7million. Again.

    ...smacks head against already-dented wall.

  3. Steve Kellett
    Big Brother

    Nothing new under the Sun?

    They already had to ditch to their cars in Hong Kong for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the average sideways view at car roof level on the roads of Hong Kong is straight into the side of a truck, bus, or delivery van. Secondly, there are a hell of a lot of places on Hong Kong island where you can't drive a car. For example Bonham Road is mostly a footpath.

    Cue: The Google Bike ;-)

    1. Seanmon

      Re: Nothing new under the Sun?

      Yep. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/16/google-maps-trike-new-str_n_323688.html

      1. Christoph

        Re: Nothing new under the Sun?

        It was presumably the trike they used to map all the little footpaths round Portmeirion.

        (Though they didn't manage to catch Rover on the cameras)

  4. Robin
    Happy

    Mountains

    "The Chocolate Factory’s obsessive bid to map every corner of the planet has now taken it up Mount Everest – or at least base camp for climbers – as well as Argentina’s Mt. Aconcagua, Kenya's Kilimanjaro and Russia’s Mt. Elbrus."

    You forgot to mention Snowdon. Base camp of course being Pete's Eats in Llanberis.

  5. Christoph

    Still missing

    They've done some mountains - but they still haven't done a Street View of Venice.

    Google Gondola?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Still missing

      I'm waiting for Google submarine, I'm sure they could get a grant from National Geographic for that endeavor.

      1. Christoph

        Re: Still missing

        Good point - they should have done the Mariana Trench when they had the chance recently !

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