Overcoming new peaks in the New Year
Have you ever wondered what it was like to head out into the great wilds or the mountains on an amazing expedition and be off the grid for up to a week? Or see such wonderful sights and be unable to share with your friends and family? On the flip side, what will happen if disaster strikes or you are involved in an accident? How do you reach out to call for help?
In January this year, Thuraya and Satlink came together to sponsor Sebastian Alvaro and his team’s expedition to Laila Peak in Pakistan. The team’s objective is to reach Laila Peak by the end of February – only a few weeks away, boys! No pressure!
The sponsorship will not only help the team stay in touch but allow them to go a step further in filing live updates of their expedition. These lucky chaps were able to use satellite communication equipment from Thuraya and airtime from Satlink to allow them to keep in close communication with their family, friends, readers and listeners throughout the expedition. How exciting is that?
Check out these photos of the team at base camp
Comms base to help stay in touch
Keeping in touch in any, yes ANY condition
Thanks to Thuraya’s satellite communication devices, the team is not only in touch with their loved ones but also with the El Larguero radio show which airs on Spain’s Cadena SER every Monday night. Furthermore, they are chronicling their journey and filing stories for the AS newspaper as they progress. What’s more, with the Thuraya IP modem they can also receive weather forecasts which are extremely helpful as they plan their journey to the peak.
Filing live updates, never a dull moment!
Heading to another camp
If you’d like to get follow the team’s progress through their live updates, you can find them on Twitter at @sebas_alvaro. In the meantime, watch this space for more pictures and news!