Highest phone call world record attempt

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Mobile phone coverage in your home might be difficult to achieve, but spare a thought for Rod Baber, who is attempting to set a world record by making the world’s highest phone call – from the summit of Mount Everest.

Weather permitting, the attempt will take place in late May, and is made possible thanks to a mobile base station installed in China that has line of sight to the north side of the mountain.

His phone has been tested to work in low temperatures, and of course he will be training so that he can scale the north ridge to the summit.

Let’s hope that his mobile battery doesn’t conk out halfway up.

Andy Merrett