Everest Summit, in 140 Characters…Twitter on the Top!

image from www.planetfear.com Well, it was inevitable…After 3G coverage came to Everest last spring, it was only a matter of time before Tweets from the Top of the World began.

And, yesterday was the first.

Long time Everest climber Kenton Cool made his 9th summit of Everest, and stepped into the history books as the one who sent the first Tweet from the summit of Everest.

Wow. Not entirely sure how I feel about that. But, having shot some of the first live TV from my lipstick cam in 2003, and having sent real-time dispatches off from expeditions around the world since 1997, I guess I can't really say this is a step in the wrong direction. It's just a natural evolution of technology pervading every aspect of our lives.

What's next? We'll see soon, I'm sure.

Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

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    EverestMay 14,11

    All this communication can only really be a good thing from the point of view of safety

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    To many more happy years together! Love from B.A**********************

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