Kicking tires and lighting fires. The Iridium Extreme® handset and Iridium AxcessPoint were along for the ride earlier this year as a team of motorcycle racers set out to the Australian outback with the goal of beating a land speed record at the 2014 Speed Week races.
April 22, 2014 is Earth Day. Celebrated in different ways all around the globe, Earth Day is considered to be the largest environmental event in the world.
To mark this important day, Iridium wanted to highlight some of the environmental initiatives its network of partners are involved in.
Iridium provided vital satellite connectivity for 20 skippers who raced around the world single-handedly on IMOCA 60 yachts in one of the most extreme ocean competitions, the Vendée Globe.
It has now been a few months since Iridium employee Walt Everetts and his “brother” Al Lepore returned from their amazing Everest Base Camp adventure. We caught up with the pair to get their thoughts on the 20 days they spent living out their lifelong dream of climbing up to the world’s highest mountain.
In June 2012, a team of five U.S. veterans began their journey to climb to the highest point in North America, Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley. With Denali’s extreme temperatures and 20,320’ summit, this would be a feat for any adventurer. However, these team members had more in common than their service record; they were all seriously wounded in a foreign war.