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.
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!
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.