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Kenton Cool Tweets From Mount Everest Summit

8 May

British mountain climber Kenton Cool became the first person to ever tweet from the top of Mount Everest on May 5. Cool (pretty epic mountaineering name, no?) used a Samsung Galaxy S II to make the first 3G call and send a quick tweet from the summit.

His message read: “Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset!” The feat was possible thanks to a Ncell, a Nepali mobile network operator, which installed the first cell tower last November at Everest Base Camp.

Samsung sponsored Cool as part of a marketing campaign. He also spoke with the BBC from the summit saying, “The world is getting smaller and smaller. We got a 3G signal on the summit of Everest. How incredible is that?”

Here’s video of Cool phoning his wife, Jazz, from the summit. She obviously is terrified about why she’s receiving the call.

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