Greetings. It is packing day today. I am taking a few easy days to recover from many months of training. During this time, I intend to pack, test out my equipment, and sort out all my logistics - all in time to make corrections should I need to make them.
One bit of equipment is a rather pain for me but provides considerable comfort to family and friends. I tested my SPOT messenger today; below is the default message that comes from my new SPOT locator. I changed the message from "Climbing in Argentina" to "Climbing Mt. Everest" for a more accurate description of my whereabouts. That change will come with my next post. My new SPOT device (Gen 3) is a substantial upgrade from my previous device (Gen 2) in that I press the button and my location is posted almost immediately. The lights stay on for both models about the same duration (roughly 20 mins) but the Gen 3 posts immediately. I replaced my older model because the Gen 2 consumed batteries at a rate I could barely keep up with and I hope to only take one set of replacement Lithium Ion batteries for the entire expedition. The newer model ought to easily handle daily updates on a single set of batteries (4 AAA).
Thanks for following....see you shortly with a more elaborate update.
SPOT UPDATE (click on the links to test out the mapping):
GPS location Date/Time:03/22/2015 11:36:08 EDT
Message:Climbing in Argentina right now. All is well with us. Please check the map to see our progress.
Click the link below to see where I am located.
If the above link does not work, try this link:
You have received this message because PEM has added you to their SPOT contact list.
Ready for Adventure
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