Bob, I doubt there will even be cell phone reception in those area - ever thought what the cost of putting up antenae in those areas would be??? No way. The latest descents from Mt Everest summit have been interesting to say the least - A married couple went up and hang-glided back down A couple of people have skied down And the latest was one dude snowboarded down !!!! Imagine days to go up and then 8 minutes to get back down!!!! There have also been oxygen less summits - meaning dudes that go up that hill without the assistance of oxygen bottles !!! Quickest ascent from base camp was 16 hrs something without oxygen !!!! Some people do amazing things. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN Vic "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -----Original Message----- From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Noble Sent: Wednesday, 26 February, 2003 05:43 To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Hi Vic, I was referring to non satellite cell phone data. I do understand the satellite systems work very well, but one just needs bucks to buy into it and run it. Your mountain trips sound like fun. The best I've done is climb Mt. Shasta three times. The last one was a real expedition as there was a lot of snow and ice. One slip and one will go to the bottom of the mountain, fast. --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.458 / Virus Database: 257 - Release Date: 24/02/2003 To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.