KMi helps Lorenzo complete Seven Summits

On Friday 2nd January 2009, Italian climber Lorenzo Gariano complete a 12-year quest to complete the Seven Summits challenge – that is to climb the highest mountain on each of the world’s continents – with a successful first-attempt climb of Vinson Massif on Antarctica. He becomes only the third Italian in history to have completed the Seven Summits, after legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner and Giuseppe Pompili.

Lorenzo’s relationship with KMi came about through his contract to maintain our indoor plant displays. Our interest in the application of emerging mobile technologies lead to a series of "Xtreme Webcasts". KMi hosted audio and photo blogs for him since a training climb of the Matterhorn in August 2002, taking with him the very first camera/phone that Nokia made commercially available. It was also our first use of Macromedia’s Flash Communication Server, which went on to become the backbone of The Flashmeeting Project.

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