What do these numbers represent? Both the height of Mount Everest, and the highest non-aerial message ever sent from HootSuite.
On May 19th, Daniel Hughes joined the small, elite group of climbers to have stood on top of the world: he summitted Mount Everest. The 31-year-old didn’t do so for personal glory or fame; he took on the painstaking climb in the hopes of raising £1million for British charity Comic Relief.
Comic Relief raises money for the poor and disadvantaged through a variety of events, the most popular being Red Nose Day. For that reason, when Hughes reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 16th, he adorned his oxygen mask with a big red nose, making him the first person to ever do so.
In addition to wearing the nose, Hughes took a call with the BBC (the highest ever live television interview on earth) and also took a photo of himself (see above) which he Instagrammed and posted to Facebook. After enjoying the moment (and spectacular view), he then tweeted the following using HootSuite:
Hughes has truly illustrated the power of social media, and its unbelievable ability to bring real-time, personal communication to any place on the globe. Between Mount Everest, the International Space Station, and a Mars mission training facility in the middle of the desert, HootSuite is helping people harness that power every single day.