Iphone Avalanche Safety App

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Iphone Avalanche Safety App

Postby colokeith » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:38 am

I found a cool iphone app called "BCA" by the folks over at backcountryaccess.com

App includes
  • a rescue guide
  • tool for measuring slope angle / aspect
  • tour planner
  • Downloadable (offline) avalanche forecasts


There is another app by mammut that was interesting it walks you through a series of steps to assess the avalanche risk. Overall I like the BCA app better.
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Re: Iphone Avalanche Safety App

Postby Doug Shaw » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:32 am

colokeith wrote:
[*] a rescue guilde


Ah yes, Ye Olde Mountaine Rescue Association. I love those guys.

:lol:
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Re: Iphone Avalanche Safety App

Postby RoanMtnMan » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:51 am

I do long for the day when my SPOT, GPS, radio, avy beacon, sat phone and cell phone are all one compact solar charged device. Many a partner have listened to be complain about it.
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Re: Iphone Avalanche Safety App

Postby colokeith » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:58 am

Doug Shaw wrote:
colokeith wrote:
[*] a rescue guilde


Ah yes, Ye Olde Mountaine Rescue Association. I love those guys.

:lol:


Well now I am disappointed in my typo. A rescue guild is way more exciting than a rescue guide.


I do long for the day when my SPOT, GPS, radio, avy beacon, sat phone and cell phone are all one compact solar charged device. Many a partner have listened to be complain about it.


Completely agree we have come so far in combining devices... but there are still so many opportunities
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