A computer geek, Mark Kahrl, who says he rarely gets outside much, is in the process of climbing Mount Everest. So far he is at advanced base camp, and it has taken him 30 days 4 hours 1 minute and 22 seconds to get there. He’s making a lot of flash movies , blogging, reporting status, and taking photos, which are all instantly online at his website. He is describing it as a tale of “high latency, low bandwidth, blown hard drives, and frozen fingers.” He plans to peak on June 14.
Other computer geeks are calling him crazy, and doesn’t he know that people die up there, and hasn’t he read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. I found this at slashdot.