On my first Himalayan expedition, I spent $1 per character to replica Jaeger LeCoultre watches sendan email. "Hi, I'm back safely" costs $19! How times have changed.Twittering from the Top is not unheard of today. Expeditions sendemails, pictures and videos from trek to summit - all for pennies.Social media is a key tool for climbers and expedition companies topromote and share their adventures.The ability to stay in touch is priceless for some climbers. I knowthat without my satellite phone to call my wife, I would be lost onlong expeditions. The opportunity to bring others along on the dailyexperiences of a climb bring more meaning for some climbers.
But forothers, staying connected destroys the purity of their sport. replica Bvlgari watches Between websites, Facebook and Twitter; climbers have theopportunity to share every detail; even those others really don't careabout. Bernard Lagat broke the American 5000 meter record at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games. Lagat announced his intentions before the games began, but it looked as if he wouldn't be so lucky. All runners were well behind the record pace with 1000 meters to go, reports Cool Running. But American Galen Rupp began pushing the pace and Lagat followed. He finished with a record time of 13:11.50. Video (albeit shaky) below. Jonah Ogles
In 2005, an Everest climber rated his mental state, replica Rado watches relationshipwith teammates, attitude and even his bowels on a scale from 1 to 10.Perhaps a bit of TMI!For 2010, social media has taken a strong hold on the climbingcommunity. Google reports over 38 million sites with "climbing" andalmost 3 million with "Mt. Everest". Every serious expedition companyhas a website. And many individual climbers have a website or blog.Climbers report during their climbs using nothing more than a satphone and a PDA or laptop computer.