New Apple 'Your Verse' Story Details How Mountaineers Use the iPad

New Apple 'Your Verse' Story Details How Mountaineers Use the iPad

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Apple has posted a new 'Your Verse' story that details how mountaineers use the iPad to elevate their expeditions.

Mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington have scaled many of the most renowned — and feared — mountains on Earth. In exploring frigid and unforgiving altitudes that most humans visit only in the comfort of a pressurized jet cabin, one piece of equipment has become essential to them: their iPad.

New Apple 'Your Verse' Story Details How Mountaineers Use the iPad

The iPad is used in the preparation and acclimatization stages of an expedition; however, it's most important purpose is help in white out situations.

A sudden violent whiteout can easily bring a climb to a halt. So Ballinger and Harrington need to rely on the waypoints they’ve marked on their iPad — essentially, digital breadcrumbs marking the best possible route.

“On a bad-weather day we’re checking the iPad every few minutes to make sure we’re on track,” says Harrington. “Sometimes we even keep it in our hands.”

When they've reached the submit, Ballinger and Harrington use Gaia GPS on their iPad to find the exact true summit point and to drop a geotagged pin for the world to see.

More details in the full story linked below...

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New Apple 'Your Verse' Story Details How Mountaineers Use the iPad

New Apple 'Your Verse' Story Details How Mountaineers Use the iPad

New Apple 'Your Verse' Story Details How Mountaineers Use the iPad

New Apple 'Your Verse' Story Details How Mountaineers Use the iPad
Potamus2000 - February 19, 2014 at 1:53am
The story doesn't mention how IOS devices shut off in sub freezing temperatures. Fully charged, My iPhone 5 lasts about 45seconds at 15 degrees and below, and iPad will hold out for about 10 min then shut off. It would not be practical on a mountaineering trip in the snow. Advertising and reality are completely different stories.
K - February 19, 2014 at 2:03am
Maybe it got insanely warm to be invulnerable against the cold.
Nat - February 18, 2014 at 11:22pm
Now people know how the apps aren't what they were before, like a new way to enjoy things since some say some of these apps do what we already have.
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