Everest VR Review : A Gorgeous (But Short) Thrill Ride

Fun fact: It takes approximately 30 minutes to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest — at least in VR it does. Solfar Studios and RVX’s simulation of climbing to the top of the world is finally complete and available on SteamVR, for $24.99. Combining excellent graphics, well-written narration and fairly realistic movements, it provides the thrill of conquering the legendary peak with none of the inherent danger. However, there’s not a ton of replay value here.

Away We Go

Before I could begin my ascent, I had to get acquainted with the basics, such as attaching carabiners to ropes and sliding along ropes using ascenders. Once completed, the simulation got fully underway, taking me to Base Camp.

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