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. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Victor Firestone" <vlfll@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 2:00 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Advice Needed | | Bob, | | Actually not - look at all the websites of people going up Mt Everest - | they all [100% of them] use sat phones both for talking and for their | websites. I know this coz I have been up there, admittedly only briefly | [ you can't stay there unless you are on a summit trip, or get stuck | there because of weather]. I did two major treks in the Nepal / Himalaya | region - | | Annapurna circuit with Annapurna Base Camp - that was the long trek - 25 | nights and 26 days; there was a one day acclimatization at around 3500 m | on day 5. | Maximum height reached was 5400 m; and this is a grade 4 trek, almost | the hardest trek around. | Short description would be - a great Trans-Himalayan trek with the | addition of Annapurna Sanctuary trekking [on this trek you arrive at | Everest base camp about noon on the 18th day or so and have a rester and | then continue on to the place where you will rest the night, not on Mt | Everest base camp itself]. | | The second trek was | Everest Kalapattar/Everest Base Camp - much shorter trek but with a bit | more height to it for 12 nights and 13 days, | Maximum height: 5550 m; Grade: 4 | | BTW, the grandson of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa that climbed the | Everest with Hillary, just received permission to build the highest | internet café in the world - at base camp - he will be using wireless | and satellite communications. | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ | | 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: Tuesday, 25 February, 2003 21:05 | To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx | | Hi Vic, | I also hear sending pics and things like that are hard to send, because | of data problems. It's hard to get all the correct data through the | things for a long time period. | Any comments? | | Bob Noble | www.sonic.net/bnoble | --- | 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. | 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.