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Climbers took to Google panorama of El Capitan [video]

Contrary to tradition, established since the beginning of 2000, when new versions of OS X were named after the animals of the cat squad, Apple recently decided to turn to natural objects. Released two years ago, OS X 10.9 Mavericks was named after the name of big waves off the coast of California, last year’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite – in honor of Yosemite national Park. The new platform is OS X El Capitan submitted in early June, was named after the mountain El Capitan height 2464 meters in California.

Enthusiasts Lynn hill, Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell and photographer Brett Lovell within the project Google Street View decided to shoot a panorama of El Capitan. First they made a quick ascent up the mountain to get directions. Then the whole group got up on him a second time.

Panorama Google, notes Lookatme, issued in the form of route climbers who did it. It marked for a single point, where they took photographs for the project. Clicking on them, you can see a spherical panorama together with climbers. It dots mark some elements, for example, the mountains in the neighbourhood, climbing equipment, technology and other aspects.

All invited climbers had already had to deal with El Capitan. Lynn was the first person that without insurance climbed on the route from The Nose. It has a high complexity (5.13 c in the American system) and has long been considered impossible to climb.

Honnold set a world record in speed climbing The Nose. He climbed the mountain in 2 hours 23 minutes 51 seconds. With Lynn it took 23 hours, most climbers out 5-6 days. Caldwell became the first person to walk on more difficult routes Dawn Wall (5.14 d in the American system). A group of climbers raised for panoramas.

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