Yellowbrick Adventure Tracker Supports The Dark Ice Project

More great feedback on the Yellowbrick adventure tracker, from real world extreme locations.

At G-Layer, we already know about the legendary ruggedness of the Yellowbrick adventure tracker, but it’s always great to get some new feedback from the outside world.

Have a read of this update from Alex Hibbert,
the expedition leader of the Dark Ice Project in the Arctic:

Gps Tracking YellowbrickIt is part of the planning of any remote location travel that there should be some form of reliable tracking device.

On the top level, this is a vital safety measure in addition to having distress beacons and two-way satellite communications and on less critical levels, can provide a fascinating resource for those back home who want to follow the progress of the team and even exchange information in text-format.

With the advent of more and more products in the tracking and ‘beacon’ sector, especially those built on the Iridium network (the only one that can satisfy polar travellers due to true global reach), it’s vital for me to find the one that is the ‘cream that has risen to the top’.

 

Yellowbrick – the Cream of the Crop of Adventure Trackers

Gps Tracker“For my Dark Ice Project and the replacement journeys which took place over the past winter and spring, I needed a number of things: a super-reliable unit that can take knocks and not have to be constantly checked and molly-coddled.

I also needed a quick and intuitive menu system and settings control, plus added features such as two-way preset messaging and emergency email-blasts.

The addition of a super-neat and automatically generated mapping insert for websites or standalone use is perfect for communicating progress to the wider world.

Having weighed up all the options, I cannot find anything which comes close to the new Yellowbrick Adventure Tracker in just getting the job done.

As an extra layer of assurance, the fast responses, regular updates and redesigns and easy resolution of minor problems make it clear that the finger is firmly on the pulse.”

Adventure Tracker

Easy to Use, Cheap to Run, the Toughest and Most Cost Effective Adventure Tracker

As we travelled hundreds of miles around the fragile sea ice of the extreme north of the Thule Region, it was encouraging to know that our movements were being tracked and that if something went wrong, there would be a near-realtime trace of our locations.

The Yellowbrick sat upright in my kevlar sled whilst man-hauling, rucksack whilst speed skiing and sled box whilst driving dogs and it never skipped a beat.

The battery life was also stunning, dropping only gradually even at the temperatures dipped towards -40 deg.

The Yellowbrick is THE remote adventure tracker.

Check out this link to read more about Alex Hibbert and the Dark Ice Project:

http://www.darkiceproject.com

Dark Ice Project

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