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Cybercafe at the 17,400 feet

Sherpa plans cafe on Mount Everest

     
1:49 pm on Mar 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"There are 19,000 to 50,000 trekkers that come to the Everest region every year. They would want to send a line of e-mail to their friends and family back home," Gyalzen said.

AP [usatoday.com]

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Great story... I'll never forget my shock, some 25 years ago, when I passed a phone booth on a trail in the high country of Yosemite. Now, I guess, all the amenities are expected.
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That would be a crying shame. I was trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas last October and did the Everest Base Camp trek. Part of the adveture of that trip was the fact that I was so far removed from modern day conveniences. Many of the places we stayed barely had electricity, and base camp is close to being ruined as it is by litter.

I would be against this completely.

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I avoided the Everest base camp trek when I was there as it was so busy. I guess now even more people will decide to do it. Does seem like a shame.
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Would be a great place to work!

Hmmm....bit of a trip home every night tho! ;)

Scott