But Why?: Mount Everest Gets A 3G Network
Mount Everest, which I have climbed many times in the past (several times carrying an injured Yeti to their sacred temple), now has a 3G network for climbers to use when they're not freezing their balls/vaginas off.
[Nepalese network provider] Ncell claims to have a base station that reaches up to the mountain's summit.
According to Mashable, visitors of Mount Everest can now surf the web or place calls trough a standard GSM 3G network. This means that visitors are no longer limited to satellite phones to communicate with those at the bottom of the mountain who were too chicken to make the vertical hike.
Pfft, I can remember when climbing Mount Everest used to be a challenge. Cell phone towers? Please. You might as well install a ski-lift and serve hot chocolate at the top. Ha, did I say hot chocolate? Because I meant mocktails. One safe sex on the beach, please!
Thanks to Phil D., who doesn't climb mountains as much as shoot himself directly to the top out of a specially designed cannon. I like your style, Phil.