News Story

KMi helps Lorenzo complete Seven Summits

Chris Valentine, Friday 02 January 2009 | Annotate
KMi News Image

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.

Related Links:


Chris Valentine Photograph

Chris Valentine

Project Officer

Telephone Icon Email Icon Website Icon RDF Icon

Twitter Icon LinkedIn Icon

Latest News


View by


Research Manager (Grade 7)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£33,797 to £40,322
Based in Milton Keynes
Fixed term contract until 31st July 2021

The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. The role The main purpose of the role is to provide ongoing research management across a portfolio of projects. Whilst this portfolio is fluid in nature, there is an ongoing...


Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1908 653800

Fax: +44 (0)1908 653169

Email: KMi Support


If you have any comments, suggestions or general feedback regarding our website, please email us at the address below.

Email: KMi Development Team