Now, regular mobile phones can go where only satellite phones once could. And those satellite phones could only do voice (Like I said: welcome to 2010).
However, with all the features of modern phones comes mountaineer blogging,
Look, Ma, I'm up so high!
douche-bags talking into thin air with their bluetooth headsets,
And then I says to that coyote, "No, that's MY cliff bar!"
who the hll nds snry? im txtng n a Fn MNTN
and (of course) sexting.
I haven't climbed Mt. Everest myself (yet), but I think it requires a great deal of focus and all the blood possible to the brain. Consciousness is a good thing. People who climb Everest already risk passing out and dying because of the low partial-pressure of oxygen. NOW, they have the most awesome distraction there ever could be: sexting on Mount Everest.
I hope they have corpse crews making their rounds on the trails.
Story from UPI
Picture stolen from CSmonitor