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This page contains a list of the audio messages and photos Lorenzo has sent to date using the BGAN satellite terminal and PDA; the voice recordings are MP3-encoded and use an embedded QuickTime player in a popup window to play them back.

Lorenzo and team successfully summited on 15th December 2006 at around 02:00 GMT.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 23 Dec 2006 01:50 UK time
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Italian message continues but is cut off again.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 23 Dec 2006 01:47 UK time
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Message in Italian from Bali. Cuts off again.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 23 Dec 2006 01:41 UK time
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Lorenzo continues to say he managed to get very close to one of the giant Komodo Dragons. Message cuts off again.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 23 Dec 2006 01:38 UK time
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Message from Bali having returned from Komodo. Cuts off at the end.


Photo Sent Fri 22 Dec 2006 04:39 UK time
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Photo Sent Fri 22 Dec 2006 02:17 UK time
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Photo Sent Thu 21 Dec 2006 09:08 UK time
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Photo Sent Thu 21 Dec 2006 09:07 UK time
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Photo Sent Thu 21 Dec 2006 09:07 UK time
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Photo Sent Thu 21 Dec 2006 09:02 UK time
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Photo Sent Thu 21 Dec 2006 06:40 UK time
File size 56 kB


Photo Sent Thu 21 Dec 2006 06:02 UK time
File size 41 kB


Photo Sent Thu 21 Dec 2006 05:49 UK time
File size 23 kB


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 20 Dec 2006 04:17 UK time
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Message from Bali in Italian.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 20 Dec 2006 04:15 UK time
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Message from Bali. All the others have now left. Getting excited to see the 'Dragons' on the island of Komodo.
GPS position:
South 8 deg 42
East 115 deg 10


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 17 Dec 2006 12:28 UK time
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Message from Lorenzo in Sentani. Have now travelled back through cloud and rain in the Helicopter. Then in a cargo plane from Wamena. Realises how the logistics make Carstensz a difficult mountain to climb. Leaving for Bali tomorrow.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 17 Dec 2006 12:20 UK time
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Message in Italian.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 16 Dec 2006 08:40 UK time
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Lorenzo and Cliff back to base camp. All six climbers summited. Low cloud has prevented the helicopter from returning.


Photo Sent Fri 15 Dec 2006 23:45 UK time
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Photo Sent Fri 15 Dec 2006 08:34 UK time
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Photo Sent Fri 15 Dec 2006 05:55 UK time
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Photo Sent Fri 15 Dec 2006 05:20 UK time
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Listen to Lorenzo Sent 15 Dec 2006 02:14 UK time
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Message in Italian from the summit.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 15 Dec 2006 02:12 UK time
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Lorenzo broadcasting with Bill, Cliff, Armen and Michelle from the summit. Weather really good. Lorenzo sounds ecstatic. Six out of seven for Lorenzo, but with this summit, Cliff has achieve all seven.


Photo Sent Fri 15 Dec 2006 01:51 UK time
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Photo Sent Fri 15 Dec 2006 01:50 UK time
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Photo Sent Fri 15 Dec 2006 00:01 UK time
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Photo Sent Thu 14 Dec 2006 23:59 UK time
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Listen to Lorenzo Sent 13 Dec 2006 01:19 UK time
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Now at base camp having secured use of the helicopter. "Almost unbelieveable" he says. Weather looking good for them to leave in the night. Message cuts off.
GPS fix:
4 deg 0.3 South Lat
137 deg 10 East Long
Lorenzo tried several times after this to record a message in Italian, but each time he was cut off. These satellite systems really do not like Italian!


Photo Sent Wed 13 Dec 2006 00:57 UK time
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Photo Sent Tue 12 Dec 2006 22:11 UK time
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Photo Sent Tue 12 Dec 2006 20:44 UK time
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Photo Sent Tue 12 Dec 2006 20:33 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 08:04 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 08:01 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 07:47 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 07:45 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 07:40 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 07:33 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 07:14 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 06:34 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 06:33 UK time
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Listen to Lorenzo Sent 11 Dec 2006 04:48 UK time
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GPS fix for the next set of photos:
lat 4 deg 04
long 138 deg 57


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 11 Dec 2006 04:44 UK time
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Message in Italian. Message cuts off.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 11 Dec 2006 04:40 UK time
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Recording from Wamena in the heartlands of Irian Jaya with native Dani tribesmen around him taking an interest in what he's doing! Still waiting for the helicopter.


Photo Sent Mon 11 Dec 2006 02:34 UK time
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Listen to Lorenzo Sent 08 Dec 2006 09:22 UK time
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Message in Italian. Unfortunately, again, the message is cut off. I have to wonder if satellite systems do not like the Italian language!


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 08 Dec 2006 09:15 UK time
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Two new, complete messages from Lorenzo today. They are now awaiting the signing of their permit to fly to base camp, which must be signed by the military.


Photo Sent Wed 6 Dec 2006 06:33 UK time
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Photo Sent Mon 4 Dec 2006 22:48 UK time
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Listen to Lorenzo Sent 04 Dec 2006 10:23 UK time
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Message in Italian.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 04 Dec 2006 10:21 UK time
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Message in Italian.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 04 Dec 2006 10:18 UK time
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First of three messages in Italian - unfortunately the message was cut off twice.


Listen to Lorenzo Sent 04 Dec 2006 10:05 UK time
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Good news for onward travel to Papua, expecting to arrive very early tomorrow.


Photo Sent Mon 4 Dec 2006 07:30 UK time
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Listen to Lorenzo Sent 03 Dec 2006 11:12 UK time
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Lorenzo's comment about "finally making contact" is because the computer that he phones into crashed on Friday and lost everything on its C: drive, including the audio recording and compression software. Much relief here that he wasn't caught up in the terrible typhoon that has killed so many.


Photo Sent Sun 3 Dec 2006 07:28 UK time
File size 101 kB


Photo Sent Sat 2 Dec 2006 10:24 UK time
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