Satellite Communications

Access to the latest satellite communication equipment ensures our teams are always connected.

Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)

Every team carries at least one EPIRB both on their Training Expeditions and whilst in-country.  Working under the internationally monitored COSPAS/SARSAT system, EPIRB’s are an incredibly reliable, one-way communication device used to inform us that a given team is in distress and track their specific location.

Satellite phone

In addition to two local mobile phones, every team carries a satellite phone both on their training expedition and whilst in-country (with the exception of Expeditions to India).  World Challenge uses both Iridium and Thuraya phones to ensure that teams are able to communicate remotely.


Every World Challenge starts long before your students step on a plane. With our support, develop life skills and take ownership of:

  • Destination and itinerary planning
  • Fundraising ideas and events
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Preparation, fitness and nutrition
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