Tim Garrett – Ultramarathoner

YB tracking with Tim Garrett – Travelling to the South Pole

Follow Tim’s adventures every step of the way, thanks to YB3 tracker and Messenger.




YB3 Tracking Device Tim Garrett“As an extreme ultra-marathoner I explore the most remote parts of the world. More often than not, I find myself in survival
situations that require intuitive responses that have been learned or are pre-calculated. Safety is always the first priority especially when a strategy goes wrong for whatever reason, so there needs to be other options available. Having been in remote areas such as the Arctic (the top of Norway and Finland, the top of Canada), the Kalahari desert in South Africa, Everest in Nepal and the Himalayan mountains in far north India; I need to rely on a tracking system.

These tracking units afford me a safety system which gives both myself, relatives and friends, a comfort zone that all is well, and if not then i can send an alert. There are various tracking systems on the market- two of which i possess and use routinely. Unfortunately, due to location and/or topography, these systems have failed with continuous tracking and sending message alerts. Now my next venture is in one of the most remote, coldest places on Earth, the South Pole. Here I will need to have the best support and safety systems in place. The YB3 tracking system using iridium technology has a proven track record in the South Pole. Traveling 1200km in sub zero temperatures, hauling my survival gear on a sled, more than ten hours away from air support, means i need to rely on people tracking my current location and gaging my progress. YB3 has the ability to track and send messages and alerts.

To complete my ultra-marathon ventures, I need to train locally. For this I travel to local areas such as the Blue Mountains in NSW or the mountains in the South Island of New Zealand. Even in these less remote and extreme areas, I have had problems with tracking devices where continuous tracking and message alerts have failed. This is an important hurdle to overcome as regularly I am out there training alone so it is imperative that relatives and friends can track my safety and location. The YB3 is proven to work domestically in both maritime and terrestrial locations. The support of a YB3 is one more reassuring step in my planning for the South Pole
venture starting in November 2014 as well as my subsequent 2015 ventures in both the Arctic and Antarctica.”

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