Twitter Makes It To The Top Of Mount Everest

I think we all know that one of the most challenging places to reach on earth is Mount Everest. Standing at 8,848 meters it’s the tallest mountain in the world, it’s also one of the most dangerous and physically challenging things for a human to do. I’m fairly sure the last thing you would ever think of doing is going onto twitter as you’re scaling the final part of the climb to the summit?

Well as it turns out this was the one thing on English mountaineer Kenton Cool’s mind. He’s the very first person to make a tweet from the top of Mouth Everest as of yesterday. He also made the worlds first video call from the top of Mount Everest.

But how you’re all wondering? Surely there’s no signal up there? Well back in October Mount Everest – one of the most remote places on earth – got it’s very own 3G coverage ( I doubt that there’s much congestion on that section of the network) Kenton Cool made the tweet and video call off the new Samsung Galaxy S II. He made the tweet to @samsunguk who were making use of some very “cool” marketing.

It was Kenton’s 9th time to climb Mount Everest to the summit. That’s very impressive, especially when you consider that for every 10 successful summit, Mount Everest usual claims one life.

I wonder why he didn’t check in on Facebook while he was at it?

You can see the tweet here

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47 Responses to Twitter Makes It To The Top Of Mount Everest

  1. CloudhostingUK May 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    That’s really great news.