G-layer partners with Eric Philips and Icetrek

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On a Journey to the South Pole!

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G-layer is really excited to announce our newest sponsorship deal with professional polar adventurer, Tasmanian Eric Philips www.ericphilips.com, as he races across the Antarctic in the South Pole Allied Challenge, “Walking With the Wounded”.

To raise money for job-training for sick and injured military personnel, wounded servicemen and women from the allied forces will traverse 3° over 16 days to the geographic South Pole.

The teams will be Team Commonwealth (Australia and Canada), Team US and Team UK.
Prince Harry will be trekking with Team UK. Eric Philips will be a guide for  Team Commonwealth.

Eric Philips Polar Explorer

Polar explorer, writer, inventor

In 2004 Eric was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Polar Exploration, and he is the author of “ICETREK, The Bitter Journey to the South Pole”.

His expeditions have produced four documentary films, including the Emmy Award-winning Greenland film, ‘Chasing the Midnight Sun’.


Eric’s company, Icetrek www.icetrek.com, offers you an unparalleled opportunity to take your adventurous spirit to the edge. Icetrek specializes in the polar regions, offering expeditions, services and products for high latitude adventure.

Read more about Eric’s adventurous life and achievements here.


Eric  will never run out of coverage again with Yellowbrick


I had a chat with Eric this morning, this is what he had to say about the G-Layer sponsorship:

“I have always wanted to stay in touch with the world during my polar expeditions. In the past the comms equipment was clunky or heavy. Not any more. A generous partnership with G-Layer, the sole distributor of Yellowbrick trackers in Australia, means I will use the latest Yellowbrick 3 on future expeditions to transmit blogs to Facebook, Twitter and my Yellowbrick blog page. I have known about Yellowbrick for some time and heard only great reports, particularly from polar adventurers who can only use the Iridium system, on which Yellowbrick relies.”

“The lightweight yet robust Yellowbrick 3 connects via Bluetooth to my iPhone on which I can type messages of unlimited length, a much more user-friendly system than typing on the Iridium phone keypad, which is awkward and slow. Posts are automatically emailed to registered followers and appear on social media and on the Yellowbrick message site, together with Google Map and latest position. And the battery life is extraordinary, with over a year of daily transmissions on a single charge. No other device I have ever used in the polar regions has offered that.
Follow my reports in November as I transmit daily blogs during the South Pole Allied Challenge with Prince Harry.
Thanks Gionny and John at G-Layer for this great partnership.”

G-layer partners with Eric Philips and Icetrek

Go Eric!
All the team at G-layer is behind you!




1 Comment
  1. good on ya guys, I’m an Eric Philips fan, I’m glad to see your partnership for the South Pole Allied Challenge

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