A new project created with Blend4Web is buzzing around social media. I first read about this project in this article by Andrey Prakhov. This amazing web application includes a 3D map of the Mt. Everest region as well as panorama pictures taken at various points all the way up to the peak.
This is a very polished project complete with voice narration in Russian and English. What this amounts to is a virtual tour of Mt. Everest. You can navigate up the path to the peak in a very similar fashion that Google Street view works. It’s as close to Everest as your ever going to get while sitting at your desk! I tried this in both Chrome and Mozilla. They both ran it very well. Hint: the F11 key puts your browser in full screen mode, works well with apps like this.