International roaming

Rod Baber is in the final preparation stages for an attempt at the summit of Everest, in a bid to make the highest ever mobile phone call. Exactly who he’s going to call, I’m not sure. For his sake, I hope it’s not Virgin Media, as he’s likely to get severe frostbite waiting for a worthwhile response. For what it’s worth, Lloyds TSB’s waiting times have gone up immeasurably of late too.

Anyway, in describing his team’s chances of reaching the summit, he indicates that their chances are very good. "But, it’s when Everest lets you climb it, not the other way round", he adds. I think I know what he’s getting at, but I’m intrigued as to how the other way round reads. When you let Everest climb you?


5 Responses to “International roaming”

  1. elise on May 13th, 2007 15:14

    not sure who rod baber is (maybe don’t care), but am amused by the whole ‘everest climbing you’ thing. sounds slightly painful and rather time consuming, no matter who’s doing the climbing.

  2. Steve on May 14th, 2007 03:11

    I was scaled by the Matterhorn once. Terrible business…

  3. alpha ass on May 14th, 2007 06:59

    There used to be a time, when we thought climbing Everest was heroic, now I read about the detritus left behind, ignoring dying climbers on the route, and letting the dead bodies lay stuck in the snow.

    Perhaps it is time to declare Everest a site of natural beauty and importance, and stop these fuckwitts with more money than morality from spoiling it any further
    as they step over other dying climbers.

    Damn, must be in a bad mood, but fuck the phone frankly, I am not laughing about it at all Dan, are you?

  4. matt on May 20th, 2007 16:39

    ^^ too right … wat kind of arse bag leaves someone to die then goes on tv and talks about it matter of factly. mind you its every arse bag for themselves up there…which arse bag do you save?

  5. Dan on May 26th, 2007 07:53

    Elise, I agree.

    Steve, funny.

    Alpha ass, not the time or the place.

    Matt, see above.

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