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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Internet At Mt. Everest

How to Use the Internet on the Summit of Everest

Daniel Oberhaus | July 31, 2016

It was morning on May 10. I was in a teahouse in Dingboche, a remote Nepalese village about a two-day trek from the Mt. Everest base camp, sipping instant coffee, watching the sun rise from behind snow-crested Himalayan peaks, and trawling my Facebook feed using the Everest Link Wi-Fi network.
My guide Bishnu checked the day’s weather forecast on his smartphone. Although there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, he told me there was snow expected later in the afternoon. I was skeptical, but he said it would be best to leave sooner rather than later.
Our next destination wasn’t connected to Everest Link, Bishnu warned me, as we stuffed our gear into our backpacks. I shot off a couple of messages to friends on Whatsapp letting them know I’d be incommunicado for few days, and switched off my phone. The next time I powered it on would be in base camp, standing in the shadow of the world’s highest peak.

"A member of the support crew for China’s Youku team monitors the expedition’s ascent up the mountain." Source:
"Mount Everest: Now with WiFi. October 29, 2010)" Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Nepal firm takes high speed Internet to Mt Everest. October 28, 2010) and (Mount Everest: Now with WiFi. October 29, 2010)>

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