It was recently reported that it’s now possible to get Internet access on Mount Everest. This has many people wondering why anyone would need Internet access on Mount Everest. Well, there are lots of reasons that Internet access on Mount Everest could be useful, or even fun. If you are wondering what the benefits of having Internet access on Mount Everest might be, consider the following.
Notification to those at base camp of medical emergencies on the mountain – A lot of people have died while trying to climb Mount Everest, and while most of those deaths have been related to falls, the rest have been caused by various other reasons. Perhaps Internet access on Mount Everest could help climbers to acquire lifesaving medical attention in emergency situations.
Communicating the climbing group’s progress to those below – There may be times when climbers want to communicate their group’s progress to those waiting below. In this circumstance, Internet access on Mount Everest would most definitely come in handy.
Sharing video and photos of the ascent/descent – Having Internet access on Mount Everest would enable climbers to share videos and photos of their climb to friends, loved ones, and even viewers on YouTube!
Help to stay calm during bad weather – Sometimes, those trying to climb Mount Everest are stuck for days at a time in their tents, forced to wait out a storm. Although Internet access would likely be iffy during inclement weather, there may be moments when a connection is possible and communication with those not on the mountain would probably help keep a climber calm in an understandably tense situation.
Instant answers to questions about climbing equipment – If a climber is experiencing problems with a piece of climbing equipment, Internet access while on Mount Everest could enable them to get vital answers to help solve critical problems.
Communication with loved ones – One of the most appreciated luxuries of having Internet access while climbing Mount Everest, would likely be the ability of climber’s to stay in contact with their loved ones. In this way, friends and family members could know that a climber is safe and sound during their expedition.
With all of the added benefits that arise from having Internet access on Mount Everest, it’s no wonder that many extreme climbers are likely thrilled to know they can be connected during an expedition on the highest mountain in the world. It would seem that Internet access on Mount Everest also has the potential to save lives.