Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Finally stopping that crazy suffering that is ice, climbing to concentrate on great ski tours!, .
Interest: Anything that can drag me to the mountains. Backpacking is #1, followed by climbing, dayhiking and camping with family.
SPOT uses Gobalstar, but seems to be way more reliable than the GlabalStar sat phones. Not sure why. Irridium is much better, but still not completely reliable. We've used an Irridium phone quite a few times, and it's been very good, but clear sky view is pretty important. Even a tent causes a loss in reception quality.