Internet on Mount Everest

Only in the last ten years has Mount Everest received both cell service and substantial wifi. Prior to this, there were very few developments aside from the launch of satellite phones—still deemed more reliable than any other options. Everest’s summit does have direct line of sight with cell stations on the ground, meaning voice calls are possible if you land the weak signal. But an …

Everest No Filter

A snapchat story of ascending the most epic mountain is underway

Utilizing brand new satellite technology, a team of tenured climbers are in the midst of sharing their ascent of the world’s most iconic mountain: Everest. Remarkably, they’re doing so via Snapchat, under the handle (and project banner) #EVERESTNOFILTER. The experience is literally taking the social media service to new heights—and giving viewers plenty of insight along the way. Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards, two Alpinists—one …