3D RealityMaps GmbH offers a 3D Live Tracking Service for climbing Mount Everest. Any GPS tracking devices such as from SPOT deliver positions directly into the interactive 3D map. This allows fans, interested parties and relatives to follow the progress of the expedition live from home.
In winter 2019/2020 we accompanied the German extreme mountaineer Jost Kobusch on Mont Everest. Jost's trademark is solo ascents at high altitudes. His minimalist approach is a way for him to set difficult goals and achieve them in a way that conserves resources and the environment. He deliberately turns away from today's age of extreme tourism and is committed to the 'departure into the unknown'. This extraordinary expedition was to take him across the west ridge to the winter roof of the world. Jost carried a SPOT tracker with him, which regularly sent us his location on the 3D map.
Jost ended his expedition with a partial success after a good 2 months. The conditions on the mountain did not allow him to climb the summit, but he reached the highest point on the west ridge at 7300 m. Many of his followers have been watching live tracking on www.everest3d.de in the past few weeks. Jost previously planned the way to the summit using our high-resolution 3D map, which shows all the important details of the ascent, including also the dangerous ice break on the way to Camp 1 on the Lho la Pass. We congratulate Jost on his strong performance - maybe the summit will work out next year!
"Visiting the routes virtually and evaluating options step by step in combination with tour reports was very valuable for my preparation - at the same time, the 3D live tracking made communication a lot easier and helped many people to participate" (Jost Kobusch)