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Lorenzo Gariano Phones His Blog from Everest

April 28 2003 at 10:07 AM
roger  (Login dipper)

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Weblogs are becoming increasingly popular as online diaries discuss every topic under the sun, including now one of the world's most ambitious climbs.
Lorenzo Gariano is one of an army of climbers who will be setting out to tackle the world's largest mountain in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Everest's conquest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
He has been recording every stage of his momentous journey via a satellite phone which beams live audio blogs to a website run by the Open University's Knowledge Media Institute, (KMI), based in Milton Keynes.
The blog proved immensely popular with the climbing world and Mr Gariano's latest blog is also attracting interest.
The technology needed for the Everest blog is much more low-tech, despite the fact that physically the journey is far more challenging than the Matterhorn climb.
Mr Gariano uses his satellite phone every couple of days to dial into the lab's phone service, logging a live report which is also recorded on the website as a regular blog.

Lorenzo's Blog Page:

If you are interested in joining the blog phenomenon (where one of the options is that you can phone in your comments). Blog is now owned by google.

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