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First Tweet From The Top Of Mt Everest

A British climber recently became the first person to tweet from the peak of Mount Everest.

The climber, Kenton Cool, reached the top of the world's highest mountain on May 6, and found his Samsung Galaxy S2 handset receiving a weak signal.

His first tweet from the peak read: “Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset!”

The next day, returning to his base camp from the summit, the 37-year-old from Fairford, Gloucestershire tweeted again, ““Back at basecamp safe and sound after our amazing adventure!! The @samsunguk equipment was simply amazing.”

Cool was sponsored by Samsung and the reception of signal in his Galaxy S IIwas possible because of the 3G station at the base camp installed by network operator Ncell.

Cool continued to support the brand that had sponsored him when he returned to the Kathmandu Airport on his way back, and it read: “Kathmandu airport seems to be supported by Samsung.... Banners are everywhere!!!".

It's not clear if the summit of Mt Everest still has reception now that Cool has finished its climb, but Samsung probably isn't concerned about its customers finding out for themselves.