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    Everest wired up with Internet

    Ncell, a subsidiary of Swedish phone giant TeliaSonera, says it has set up a high-speed third-generation (3G) phone base station at an altitude of 5,200 metres (17,000 feet) near Gorakshep village in the Everest region.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101029...telecomeverest
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    Sweet, now you can access VFTT from the top of the world!

    Forget how to put your crampons on? No problem.

    Bored while waiting for some CEO or plastic surgeon to haul themself up the fixed ropes on the Hillary Step? Covered.

    Trying to decide where to take a dump? Ask the audience!

    The possibilities are endless.

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    The first ever VFTT post from Everest might read something like this:

    Trail to South Col now broken out.

    Special equipment required: Sherpas and oxygen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    The first ever VFTT post from Everest might read something like this:

    Trail to South Col now broken out.

    Special equipment required: Sherpas and oxygen.
    Is traction required? How much ele gain is there between the food tent and the poop can at base camp?
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    I am patiently awaiting the cog railroad to the summit!
    10 minutes on top and if you don't take "your" train back down...you might have to walk. We can't guarantee you a ride!

    OR....how about an "auto road" on K2?
    And lets not forget the condos and the Zip line!

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