Entrepreneur Christophe Vandaele Celebrates Foursquare Day on the North Pole

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Entrepreneur Takes Celebration to the North Pole

On April 16, 2012 Entrepreneur Christophe Vandaele became the second person in history to acquire the coveted Last Degree Badge in celebration of Foursquare Day. Vandaele accomplished this walking on the Artic High 90° North Pole Expedition to the Geographic North Pole.

Christophe Vandaele used his Iridium 9555 satellite phone connected, by cable, to an HP PDA device. The device contains a piece of software called Contact 5 which will allow Vandaele to connect to foursquare at the bare minimum level, sufficient enough to "check in.”

The badge was originally created to be unlocked, one time, only by polar adventurer, Parker Liautaud, on his expedition in 2010.

Learn more about the expedition and track Christophe Vandaele’s progress at http://christophevandaele.com/.

Christophe Vandaele’s expedition to the North Pole is partnered and sponsored by: Boundary Fur Sewing, Swim Bike Run NYC, SaltStick, The North Face, Inc., TedxLaJolla, Bindle & Keep, Bump.com.

ABOUT CHRISTOPHE VANDAELE
Christophe Vandaele is the managing director and founder of HI7E, a private investments partnership providing broad-based, pro-active business turnaround management solutions, offering hands-on management and consultation relative to improving deteriorating financial and operational performance of small to middle market companies. Christophe is a serial entrepreneur, previously founding several successful start ups and guiding them to exit. During his free time, Christophe enjoys expeditions to the most remote places on earth and walking in the footsteps of early explorers such as, George Mallory, Captain Scott, John Muir and Robert E. Peary. "Walking to the North Pole" is something Christophe has dreamed of since childhood. The goal of this expedition is: To explore the "roof of the world", the frozen Arctic North.

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