Everest test match for Nokia Maps

What Mobile
April 15, 2009

Nokia is putting its Maps service to the ultimate test by helping two teams compete in the highest altitude game of cricket ever played.

50 people from the UK will be split into two teams before making the nine day trek to Everest Base Camp and the Gorak Shep plateau. There they will play an official game of Twenty20 cricket at the altitude of 5,165 metres.

If successful they will set a record for the highest altitude ever recorded for a field sport, as well as raising more than £250,000 for charities The Himalayan Trust UK and The Lord’s Taverners.

Team members will use N79 and N85 handsets with the latest version of Nokia Maps, while their progress can be tracked through the website which will also display team members’ average heart rates, daily blog posts and song playlists.

The date of the match is set for the Queen’s birthday (April 21), which will also be celebrated with cups of tea and the raising of the British flag after the match.

Lets hope they don’t lose signal, or the ball.

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