Everest Expedition in Virtual Reality
Everest Expedition in Virtual Reality with “Capturing Everest” the new four-episode VR series that follows the journey of four climbers — including Garrett Madison, who summited Everest six times, and Brent Bishop, who summited Everest three times — as they ascend the giant peak. Sports Illustrated and Life VR (Time’s virtual-reality platform) partnered with the digital media network Endemol Shine Beyond USA to produce the documentary. It was filmed over a two-month period last spring — the first time people were allowed on the mountain after two years of bad weather and safety concerns canceled the previous climbing seasons.
Want to climb the world’s tallest mountain, but don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home? Now you can, thanks to a new virtual-reality documentary series that allows you to experience the most notorious mountaineering journey in the world.
The VR series is billed as “the first-ever complete ascent of the world’s tallest mountain in virtual reality,” and its premiere yesterday (May 3) also marks the first-ever augmented-reality issue from Sports Illustrated (SI). [In Photos: Mount Everest Expeditions, Then and Now]
Follow a Complete Everest Expedition in New VR Film
The film is the first ever to follow the complete ascent of the world’s tallest mountain in virtual reality.
Credit: Endemol Shine Beyond USA