It appears that Twitter has got the hold of everyone, including mountaineering enthusiasts. Kenton Cool is someone who’s conquered Mt. Everest several times before. When it did it again yesterday, he decided to take time out to post a tweet from the top of the summit. He posted “Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset! @samsunguk”.

Altitude, no hurdle for Twitter fans

Altitude, no hurdle for Twitter fans / Image credit: Himalman's Weblog

The tweet was posted using a Samsung Galaxy S2 as he mentions and using a 3G connection. This Twitter handle @kentoncool has a few updates from him on his way to the summit. The connection was made most likely using Ncell, a Nepal mobile service operator. Kenton Cool has gotten to the Mt. Everest peak nine times in the past and even two times in a week back in 2007.

Publish date: May 7, 2011 10:32 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:46 pm