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Smartphones & hills - common issues, and how to fix them

Cooper, Crispin H. V. ORCID: 2018. Smartphones & hills - common issues, and how to fix them. UK Hillwalking , 10285.

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Smartphones: love them or hate them, there's no denying their major role in modern life. But what about in the mountain environment? Personally I find my phone convenient in place of a paper map and compass (though you should always carry these too), and more versatile than a dedicated GPS. Apps such as weather forecasts and (for climbers) the Rockfax app offer clear advantages when out in the hills too. But it's important to be aware of the ways modern tech can fail us – and some of those ways really aren't obvious.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 13:35

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