'Typing Difficxult': Climber Tweets From Everest
Irish mountaineer expected to summit today
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2009 6:50 AM CDT
Mount Everest seen from above Everest Base Camp, Nepal.    (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, file)
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(Newser) – He calls it the "highest blog in the world": Gavin Bate, an Irish mountain climber, has been scaling Mount Everest for the past month, sending 140-character updates on his progress via Twitter. Today he's expected to reach the summit, where he'll try to post several sponsored tweets to raise money for a development charity, TechCrunch reports.