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GMN hosted the Iridium communications for our 2005 'Ocean Frontiers 1000 Hour Day' expedition, and we are very glad indeed to have them onboard again for the 2008 continuation. GMN is providing us with their email compression software xGate to enable us to efficiently send & receive Emails live from the expedition via our tiny ASUS Eee PC, linked to our Iridium satellite mobile phone.
One of the best things about our 2005 expedition was the ability GMN gave us to share our experiences with the outside world as it happened, and will be doing the same this time around. We used their brilliant XGate and iScribe software - check out on their web site below.
In July 2005, two young Aussies Chris Bray and Clark Carter plunged inside the Arctic Circle to travel unsupported across Victoria Island, the world's ninth largest and largely unexplored island. After 58 days of hauling, paddling and dragging 250kgs of gear behind them in their home-made aluminium kayaks with fold-down wheels, they were only 1/3 the way across! It was such an incredible adventure though - including wolves, polar bears, artefacts, blizzards and unseen landscapes - that they vowed to return. After two years of prep, The iiNet 1000 Hour Day Expedition set of in 2008, and finished what they started.