First Tweet From Atop Mount Everest Sent By Kenton Cool [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] American Eric Larsen climbed Everest in October 2010 equipped with an Earthmate PN-60w, which uses GPS signals rather than 3G. On October 15, Larsen tweeted "Everest summit," presumably from the mountain's peak.


[PREVIOUSLY] A British mountain climber has sent the first tweet from the top of Mount Everest.

On an expedition backed by Samsung, Kenton Cool scaled the world's tallest mountain with a Galaxy S II smartphone packed among his gear.

Cool reached the summit on Friday and tweeted triumphantly, despite a "weak 3G signal."

Nepalese wireless operator Ncell installed 3G towers near the base of the Everest in October of 2010.

Check out Cool's tweet (below). For more wacky tweeting locales, view our slideshow of the craziest places to tweet.


Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset! @samsungukless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyKenton Cool


[via Mashable]