The Call of the Mountain

by Rod Baber

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This moblog is about breaking the boundaries of communication by using a mobile anywhere, any time. And I’m taking it to the extreme…

My Mission

Sponsored by Motorola, I’m heading to the top of Mount Everest to make the world’s highest land-based mobile phone call and text. I’ll be posting the evidence here in the coming weeks. Watch this space!

Do you have pics or video from great heights? Email or MMS your images to:

My Mobile
I’m using Motorola’s new MOTORIZR Z8, a cool slider phone that shows and records video at 30 frames a second. It’s also got 4GB of memory so I can store loads of pics and videos of my family.

My Records
When I was 29, I secured the world record for climbing the highest point of every European country in 835 days. I also hold the world record for climbing more of the world's highest points than any other person.

In my day job, I’m managing director at Head 4 Heights, the UK’s fastest growing aerial adventure centre.

In The News:
BBC News: Highest mobile call climb begins

Discovery Channel’s Beyond the Limit blog


Head 4 Heights


Himalayan Exchange

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Rod's first pic from the Summit!

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posted by ssmajid

23rd May 2007, 10:04   comments (22)

I've set the world record for the highest-ever mobile phone call!!

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This is the call I made using my MOTO Z8 from 29,035 feet / 8848 meters
on the highest peak of Everest at 5.37am local time this morning.
Everyone is in good spirits and it's absolutely amazing up here being
surrounded by the Himalayas.
I'll post more soon when I get back to base camp. [I can't post this as
I'm on my way back down from the summit so I've asked a friend to send
this in]

posted by ssmajid

21st May 2007, 13:38   comments (53)

see you later base camp

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we're heading up to the summit!
15th May 2007, 15:21   comments (7)

tibetan prayer flags

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this is rongbuk monastery just below base camp. it's the highest monastery
in the world
we have to climb past it to reach the highest peak of everest on the north
15th May 2007, 15:12   comments (0)

the press!

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there are loads of journalists up here including a crew filming for the
discovery channel
15th May 2007, 15:05   comments (0)

the team

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here's the team of climbers brought together by himex

a great bunch - read more about them on discovery's
15th May 2007, 14:14   comments (1)

my new home

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complete with air conditioning
15th May 2007, 14:05   comments (0)

me and my motorizr z8

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loving this phone
15th May 2007, 14:03   comments (5)
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