Google Conquers Snowdon

by Barney Marsh 5

In a move which will be held as either more amusing ways to fritter away your lunchtime, or FURTHER ENCROACHMENT of a MULTINATIONAL and THE END OF THE WORLD, Google has ‘conquered’ Snowdon.

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As close to the top as you get

By sending some poor sap to walk up the mountain with the mother and father of bulky rucksacks on his back (unless his shadow merely indicates that he’s very pleased to see you), Google Earth has a full 360degree view of many of Snowdon’s paths, all the way up to (almost) the top – apart, perplexingly, for the last 20 metres or so. Perhaps it’s to encourage everyone to actually get up there for real to see what the fuss is about. I mean, you can get a TRAIN, people!

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A very excited walker

Astonishingly, the anonymous hiker managed to find the one day in the past 150 years where it wasn’t raining up there – and then he cruelly denies the sofa-bound masses the vicarious joy of the summit view. Harsh.

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They’ve even got the (rather fun, what) Ranger’s path…

You can enjoy it in all its splendour here

Comments (5)

  1. I dunno next there’ll be a cafe up there………

  2. We get Ben Nevis up here north of the border

  3. And Ben Lomond
    And Arthurs Seat
    And the Falls of Glomach
    And the Lairig Ghru

  4. And the Five Sisters
    And… oh, go look yourself!

  5. You get to see the view if you are a Google Premier member.
    I don’t think that is actually true, but it might be.

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