IE10 Team Presents 'Everest: Rivers of Ice'
Article by George Norman
On 05 Jun 2013
Microsoft once again rolled out a project with the aim of promoting its Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) web browser. The latest project is called 'Everest: Rivers of Ice' – it lets you explore the peaks and valleys of the Everest and learn more about the changes in the region.

Thanks to Microsoft Research, the IE10 team, David Breashears’ non-profit GlacierWorks, and the developers at Pixel Lab, you can now explore the Everest region from your desktop computer or tablet. You see, the 'Everest: Rivers of Ice' project has been rolled out to the public, letting you explore the Everest region and learn more about David Breashears’ life of mountaineering, film-making and photography in the Himalayan region.


If you’re not familiar with David Breashears, let me quickly put things in perspective. David is a renowned explorer, filmmaker and photographer. Back in 2007 he started chronicling the changes to the glaciers of Mount Everest and the greater Himalayan region. His work showed that the glaciers are vanishing, that things changed considerably since 1921 when explorer George Mallory was there. These changes and more are showcased by 'Everest: Rivers of Ice', a website built entirely in HTML5, a website that works brilliantly with IE10 on a Windows 8-powered touch device.

“Everest: Rivers of Ice lets visitors travel the peaks and valleys of the Everest region through sweeping multi-touch HTML5 panoramas and rich interactive features that bring to life the peaks, valleys and glaciers from a never-before-seen bird’s eye view,” said Roger Capriotti, Director, Internet Explorer Marketing.

“Through the use of video, gigapixel images, comparative photography and hot spot overlays, the site allows you to explore Everest and its glaciers and valleys via a web platform built for touch and the modern web - letting you get up close to the mountain in ways never before thought possible. With this experience available on the web, over two billion people can now become explorers themselves!” Capriotti added.

Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer, IE10, HTML5, touch, Windows 8, Everest, Everest: Rivers of Ice, David Breashears, GlacierWorks, Pixel Lab
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