This month sees the IsatPhone Pro take off commercially, as well as the launch of the 7 Summits 7 Flights campaign. Despite the large commercial demands for IsatPhone Pro, Evosat has continued to work with partners in other areas to contribute to adventures like the 7 Summits & Flights, as it fits in with the overall ethos of how Evosat works.
Firstly though, a quick update on the IsatPhone Pro. Evosat has already sold its first IsatPhone Pro, and we are now trying to fulfil orders worldwide. Predictably there is quite a long waiting list, however, Evosat hopes that the demands will be met by the end of July 2010. As stock is filled, the excellent service that Evosat customers are used to will continue.
The 7 Summits 7 Flights adventure, is an exciting project undertaken by Pierre Carter, Marianne Schwankhart and Peter Friedman of which the aim is to climb and paraglide off the summit of each of the highest peaks on all seven continents. The team are working in conjunction with The Trust and The Smile Foundation as their chosen charities.
Carter and Schwankhart will tackle Mt Carstenzs Pyramid in Australasia (4884m), Mt Vinson in Antarctica (4897m), Mt Elbrus in Europe (5642m), Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa (5895m), Mt Denali in North America (6194m), Mt Aconcagua in South America (6959m) and Mt Everest in Asia (8850m) over a two-year period. Whilst on their journey they will be making a video documentary of their exploits and compiling a photo album of stills from a breathtaking vantage point paragliding above the mountains. Evosat is providing the team with a BGAN unit so that they can not only stay in touch, but also send back images and info while on their journey to conquer the mountains. This is something that only BGAN can provide in such a small, portable and effective manner.
Everyone here at Evosat sends their best wishes to the 7 Summits 7 Flights team, and we look forward to raising a toast to them on their return from their first summit, Mt. Elbrus in early August 2010. If you would like to follow their progress you can go to http://www.7summits7flights.co.za, or keep reading here next month as I should have an update posted.