Today another milestone in the preparation of the Makalu2015expedition: setting up and testing the communications. After the usual window driver troubles; I've successfully sent the first makalu expedition e-mail over the thuraya sat phone. A big thank you goes out to Koen Delvaux of Proximus who donated the expedition netbook. The battery of this small netbook turned out to be a little weak. Here is where Almedo.nl steps in. This netbook has got more power then ever before and this thanks to their quick and swift service.