Thu­raya Reaches New Heights with Adrian Hayes on K2

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Eigh­teen days af­ter leav­ing for the K2 ex­pe­di­tion, UAE based British ad­ven­turer Adrian Hayes and his team reached base camp at K2, the sec­ond high­est moun­tain on Earth, on the bor­der of Pak­istan and China. Hayes has been doc­u­ment­ing his jour­ney through so­cial me­dia chan­nels and on his web­site, where he re­cently posted an au­dio up­date us­ing the Thu­raya IP+ and the SatSleeve, spon­sored by Thu­raya and its ser­vice part­ner, Xtra- Link. This marks the first time that the Thu­raya IP+ and the Thu­raya SatSleeve have been used on such an ex­pe­di­tion. Hayes is one of only three peo­ple in his­tory, and the first Bri­ton, to have topped the world’s two high­est moun­tains and touched both poles. Bi­lal El Hamoui, vice pres­i­dent of dis­tri­bu­tion at Thu­raya, said: “We are ex­tremely proud of Adrian and his team. Satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions are a vi­tal com­po­nent for peo­ple who live and work in re­mote ar­eas. Equip­ment such as satel­lite phones and ter­mi­nals have to be ex­tremely durable, easy to set up and use at all times. “We are happy to be able to con­trib­ute to this ex­pe­di­tion. In spite of the chal­lenges, we strongly be­lieve in their suc­cess and we’re cheer­ing them on to­wards reach­ing the sum­mit.” Adrian and he has been very sup­port­ive of Thu­raya and XtraLink. Satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions is cru­cial for ad­ven­tur­ers as it helps them stay in touch with their loved ones and team mem­bers dur­ing these tough ex­pe­di­tions.”

Adrian Hayes: Ex­plorer

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