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May 12, 2009

Nokia E71 climbs Everest and survives to video-blog the story to the summit

EVEREST, Himalayas – The Nokia E71 mightn’t appear the athletic sort, but it recently earned some extreme endurance kudos courtesy of climbing Mount Everest alongside world-renowned climber Marc Batard, with Nathalie Lamoureux (pictured) video blogging and reporting on the climb using Nokia’s extreme Eseries smartphone.

Marc Batard was the guy who climbed Everest back in 1990 without an oxygen bottle in a record 22 hours and 29 minutes. Late last week he began another oxygen-less ascent with Nathalie reporting on their progress and providing daily updates via SMS, picture messages and video live blogs for the site Her full report is an inspiring digital diary and proof that the Nokia E71 can hack it in one of the harshest environments on the planet. Here are her latest videos (in French):

Everest: Last hours with the camp (video sent via Nokia E71)

Everest: Glacier at 5900m with Marc Batard (video sent via Nokia E71)

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