Thuraya has posted a new update on the latest adventures of Thuraya-sponsored K2 explorer Adrian Hayes on its website. According to the latest news: "Adrian is doing well. He is resting and recuperating at the base camp, after spending an accelerated five days climbing and acclimatizing at Camps 1 (6,100m) and 2 (6,700m) - conditions at the latter were particularly grueling. The team spent a longer time up the mountain than anticipated, and is ready for the big push to the summit this week. The climb may take approximately five days.
"The group will spend another four days at Base Camp but this could go onto ten days, depending on the weather. Adrian is in good spirits though, he writes, 'K2 continues to loom 3,600m above us here at Base Camp, unable to avoid hypnotically gazing at its foreboding sides.'"
Throughout the journey, Adrian is using the Thuraya IP broadband terminal and the Thuraya SatSleeve adaptor for the iPhone to record the adventures on his site, www.adrianhayes.com and social media. The equipment was provided to him by Thuraya’s UAE service partner, Xtra-Link.