‘I’m on Everest:’ High-speed Internet at base camp (AP)

FILE - This Oct. 21, 2005 file photo shows Mount Everest from an aerial view taken over Nepal. Climbers attempting to scale the world's highest peak now have access to high-speed Internet near its 17,000-foot (5,200-meter) base camp, the last gathering point on the journey to the top. Ncell, a subsidiary of Swedish telecom company TeliaSonera, announced Friday Oct. 29, 2010 that they have set up seven 3G base stations in the Everest region, allowing climbers and trekkers to access wireless Internet and make video calls, for example over Skype. (AP Photo/Jody Kurash, File)AP – How’s this for a Facebook status update: “About to start scaling Mount Everest.”

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