I Climbed Mount Everest in Virtual Reality. It Was Pretty Awesome.

May 9, 2024

My Everest summit came while watching the new immersive virtual reality documentary The QUEST: Everest VR. The 26-minute video will be available to stream on May 21.

The film takes viewers on a condensed 52-day journey from the bustling streets of downtown Kathmandu, up through the Khumbu Valley villages of Lukla and Namche Bazar, and then on to Everest Base Camp. The documentary then captures one acclimatization round on Mount Everest before taking viewers on a push for the summit. All of the scenes provide 360-degree viewing in VR, and they capture the sights and sounds of the villages, trails, and high-altitude landscapes that climbers encounter along the ascent of the world’s highest peak. Outside Online