A bit of a disappointment really, there's very little in the way of new innovation, and in many ways it's behind expeditions such as the Everest West Ridge attempt by the British Army 3 years ago,
It's interesting to see Macs being used, but the use of a Mac by the head of production is more down to personal choice than any additional functions the mac allows. The expedition photographer, for example, uses an Asus laptop with equal success.
The system of using Sherpas to take news quickly down the mountain is nothing new, and has been in use since before Everest was first climbed. It's actually an un-necessary risk these days with software like Geo for PDAs giving the option of live transmission and uploading.
Posted: 11/05/2009 at 17:52