Huawei on Mount Everest

David Conrad drc at
Fri May 1 22:18:32 UTC 2020

On May 1, 2020, at 11:07 AM, Aaron Gould <aaron1 at> wrote:
> You made me curious...
> wow, I guess it would be great to be able to use cell/gps technology to communicate with and track a lost/endangered climber

Depending on how high and the weather conditions, it might give a false sense of security.  Or it might serve the same purpose as for Rob Hall ( in the 1996 Everest disaster (, namely give you a chance to call your pregnant wife and say goodbye.  Tragic story.

Back to the NOG content: I agree, a publicity stunt, maybe useful for a bit of telemetry but I can’t imagine the hardware would survive more than a season.


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