EVEREST VR just got bigger with a full HD video merging of Sólfar Studios footage of the Seeker climb of the perilous mountain. The Seeker Expedition merges VR gameplay with full 360 video capture filmed during the 2016 summit attempt. Not all of us are born to be explorers, so why not live vicariously? Take a look at EVEREST VR Seeker Expedition.
From the release:
In this rich expansion to the acclaimed EVEREST VR experience, The Seeker Expedition invites users to journey across the mountain exploring the environment, history and physical challenges that climbers face on Mount Everest through the lens of science.
“EVEREST VR: The Seeker Expedition uses the medium of virtual reality to tell a story that reveals itself only through exploration and serendipitous encounter within the VR experience,” said Kjartan Pierre Emilsson, co-founder and CEO of Sólfar Studios. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of our collaboration with the team at Seeker who share our fascination with the creative potential that VR uniquely offers to convey stories and science from one of the most inaccessible places on Earth.”
Merging interactive documentary with the immersion of virtual reality, EVEREST VR: The Seeker Expedition lets users explore a fully navigable, real-time 3D reconstruction of Mount Everest and discover fascinating accounts of man´s encounters with the world’s most iconic mountain. In a series of audio guides, contextual infographic sequences and ground-breaking 360 video filmed on Everest, the experience conveys multiple perspectives of the mountain. They range from the geology of the Himalayas to the impact of climate change on Everest; from the effects of high altitude climbing on the human body to the summit experiences of mountaineer Conrad Anker, expedition captain Lakpa Rita Sherpa, and geologist and author Mike Searle. Norbu Tenzing, Vice President of the American Himalayan Foundation and son of Tenzing Norgay provides a unique account of Sherpa culture and of his father´s historic first ascent with Edmund Hillary in 1953.
The Seeker Expedition also incorporates unique 360 video footage filmed by the VR Explorers, documenting their successful 2016 summit attempt. It provides an unparalleled perspective on the real world conditions and environment facing Everest climbers.