Climber's Everest ascent beamed using latest technology

The latest technology is being used to beam news about a climber who's trying to raise £1 million (US$1.6 million) for charity by climbing the world's highest peak.

In a new video, Daniel Hughes – who's being sponsored by Inmarsat – describes what it takes to beam video from thousands of feet up Everest.

The commercial airline pilot, who's raising money for UK charity Comic Relief, is taking part in a series of live BBC video interviews as he nears the summit.

Satellite links
He's using an HTC smartphone and a Cobham SATCOM Explorer 700 BGAN terminal to transmit the live interviews via Inmarsat.

The plucky climber was inspired to raise money for Comic Relief – which engages in life-enhancing projects around the globe – after seeing widespread child poverty on a trip to Bolivia in South America.

He's devoted much of the past two years to preparing for the Everest challenge and to reach his fundraising goal he needs one million supporters to each donate £1 (US$1.60).

Visit the Everest Million website at www.everestmillion.com.

See the technology Daniel is using: http://youtu.be/bI-HXLIEmLI
Inmarsat sponsors Everest Million: www.inmarsat.com/corporate/sponsorship