Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Broadcasting From The Top Of The World
A pioneering mountain expedition - The First Ascent - climbs the worlds highest mountain Mount Everest and broadcasts their climb through the internet and a blog.
Go to blog.firstascent.com
Its quite amazing how the mountaineers have taken a Mac Book Pro which they keep at basecamp and every leg of their journey is recorded by a camera on a disc which is then carried by a porter to basecamp, edited and uplinked via satellite phone onto the internet and You Tube.
So every day there is blog from Team Dave Hahn, the avalanche - the death of a sherpa - plus how the most high-tech weather forecasts can be proven wrong at the Everest.
Dave writes, "Plus there is a lot of traffic at the Everest and it would be a nightmare to get stuck on a long rope with climbers behind you still trying to understand their selves."