Connectivity and Mobility on Mount Everest and the Summit of Kala Pattar

Namaste! Much has happened since my last guest post on toughbloggers. As founder of the Everest Peace Project, I’m excited to say that our group has continued to bring together people of different faiths and cultures to promote a global community of peace, teamwork and cultural understanding atop some of the world’s greatest mountain peaks.

A few weeks ago, I returned from a trek with a fantastic group to the base camp of Mount Everest and summit of Kala Pattar in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Along with the usual supplies, I took a Panasonic Toughbook 19 computer. Throughout the trip, I was able to send updates via email and Facebook to the rest of the world from some incredibly extreme and remote locations thanks to the connectivity and durability of the convertible notebook.

When the group trekked to the summit of Kala Pattar, at an elevation of about 18,500ft, I had a comical experience with the Toughbook 19 computer. I wanted to get a quick snapshot of the group despite the space limitations on the rocky and cramped summit. So in my haste to capture a photo, to free my hands and get the Toughbook 19 laptop to a more safe location, I tossed the computer onto the side of a large boulder without thinking. My colleague looked at me in horror after tossing the unit. I calmly smiled at him and said, “Only with a Toughbook computer can you do this!” He laughed and of course, the Toughbook 19 was just fine.

We took some great shots during our trip; you can find a full album of photographs on Panasonic Toughbook’s Flickr page, here.

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Lance Trumbull

The Everest Peace Project