Sep 20, 2019

GoPro frees people to celebrate the moment, inspiring others to do the same. From cameras, apps and accessories, everything we do is geared to help you capture life as you live it, share the experience and pass on the stoke. We believe that sharing our experiences makes them more meaningful and way more fun.

So we are teaming up with travel and adventure brand Kathmandu to help enable a series of world-first expeditions from the Southern Hemisphere that will map three major walking trails around the globe for Street View on Google Maps.

Dubbed the World View Project, the idea is to use bespoke technology pairing GoPro’s Fusion camera mounted on Kathmandu’s custom designed, one-of-a-kind backpack to enable adventurers to capture 360-degree footage of each trail. 

“At Kathmandu, we believe travel and adventure is the ultimate education,” says Kathmandu GM Marketing, Paul Stern. “Through our product engineering and travel expertise, we want to give travellers the confidence and opportunities to discover the world. The mapping of these walking trails for World View will enable people to uncover new adventures around the globe, and additionally provide useful insights for those planning their next trek.”

Australians, Kiwis and Brits will have the opportunity of a lifetime to be part of these expeditions via the World View competition where Kathmandu will be recruiting three ‘Kathmandu Trailblazers’ to be part of the mapping teams who will visit and document the uncharted trails. The series of world-first expeditions are slated to begin from December 2019 when the details of the trails will begin to be revealed.