British explorer Daniel Hughes reaches summit of Mount Everest – 190513 1350z

British explorer Daniel Hughes reaches summit of Mount Everest

BBC

British explorer Daniel Hughes has reached the summit of Mount Everest in an attempt to raise £1m for the charity Comic Relief.

Daniel spoke to the BBC from the top of the world’s highest mountain using his smartphone.

British explorer Daniel Hughes places a video call from the summit of Mount Everest using an HTC One smartphone. The purpose of the trip is to raise £1 million for Comic Relief.

The data connection was provided by Broadband Global Area Network satellite technology from Inmarsat. He  placed a red nose on the top of the mountain.

It’s pretty cold on the mountain top. It’s estimated it will be -35C up there.

Related:

Google Street View reaches Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro

by Mark Tyson on 19 March 2013, 15:41 “Google Maps has been updated to let you explore some of the largest mountains on earth. The team behind the Google Maps product has been working to include the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, into the online maps Street View feature. Of course Mount Everest is included.” – hexus.net

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