Virtual Reality has now made it possible for people to experience and visit places they would have never have the chance to see in real life. Sports Illustrated and Endemol are teaming up for another one of those unrealistic VR experiences and it’s all set to debut in the year 2017. The duo will document what Time, Inc. (SI’s parent company) is calling “first-ever bottom to top climb of Mount Everest in virtual reality.”
The VR documentary series will account the expedition of four climbers and their attempt to summit Everest this year. There’s no exact date for when the “multipart, multi-platform production” will premiere just yet, only an “early 2017” estimate. Time says that this “Capturing Everest” series will be the first VR project from Sports Illustrated that will debut on its Time Life VR platform that was announced in September.
“Capturing Everest” was filmed over the course of two months, capturing video and visuals in 360 degrees during that time. Cameras were attached to zip lines and body harnesses to offer a first-person perspective of the climb and the harsh conditions. The first ever VR series will begin in Kathmandu, Nepal