Sports Illustrated Teams to Produce First Complete Mt. Everest Climb in Virtual Reality

Sólfar Studios is also bringing Everest VR to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR this year. Sólfar Studios

Sports Illustrated will partner with Endemol Shine Beyond USA to produce the first documentary series of a complete climb of Mt. Everest to be presented in virtual reality.

The production, titled “Capturing Everest,” will debut in early 2017, on Time Inc.’s new LIFE VR platform TIME 0.00% , and will also be released on in 360-degree video. The production is presented by Sports Illustrated.

The video was shot over the span of two months, using cameras on zip lines and on the body harnesses of climbers, who include six-time Everest summiteer Garret Madison and three-time Everest summiteer Brent Bishop. For the first time, viewers will be able to experience the climb in first-person using virtual reality.

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