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Submission + - World record mobile call from Everest

jefft0 writes: British climber Rod Baber has set a world record by making a mobile phone call from the top of Mount Everest. The calls were made possible when China set up a mobile base station with a line of sight to the north ridge. Making such a call is dangerous as talking into the handset meant he had to remove his oxygen mask. Batteries for the Motorola handset he used were taped to his body to ensure they stayed at a high enough temperature to power the phone.

It was pity stayed his hand. "Pity I don't have any more bullets," thought Frito. -- _Bored_of_the_Rings_, a Harvard Lampoon parody of Tolkein

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