Calling from Mount Everest

How would you feel while making a call from your mobile phone, standing atop of Mount Everest!

A British climber has set a world record by making a mobile phone call from the top of Mount Everest.

Rod Baber, the name of person, made world record by making two calls from Mount Everest.


Success for Everest mobile effort


In the early hours of 21 May, Rod Baber made two calls from the mountain’s north ridge.


In the first call Mr Baber described the view, how cold it was and what he wanted to do when back at base camp; he then rang his wife and children.


The calls were made possible when China set up a mobile base station with a line of sight to the north ridge.


Mr Baber set off from the UK for the Himalayas on 30 March and since mid-April has been getting used to living at high altitude.


To make the call at the summit, 8,848 metres, Mr Baber had to contend with high winds and temperatures of -30 degrees. The call was made to a voicemail account created by sponsor Motorola to ensure the attempt was recorded.


Mr Baber also claimed a separate record for sending the highest text message.


You can also listen to the call by going to this link – Rod Baber’s call


Technology amuses just when you think that it has reached up to its limits.

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