Climb The World Series
Always dreamed of climbing Mt Blanc? How about Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya or even a Himalayan peak like Mera or Island Peak?
The Climb the World Series of Apps will take you up the classic route on some of the most famous peaks around the world. These routes are not extreme rock, snow or ice climbing routes, although most will require some knowledge, skill and experience in some of those areas. Check the individual app descriptions for more details.
Each app in the Climb series has a guidebook section full of information, a suggested itinerary, if needed, to get you to the foot of the climb and a day-by-day guide to the route; general statistics on time taken, amount of ascent and descent shown in a route profile, along with altitude and distance.
The guidebook section also includes text and photos on places of interest, must see views, ideas on where to stay, top tips, what equipment to take, FAQs, picture galleries and videos.
The app uses the GPS on your iPhone to track your position as you go: use the ‘progress’ function to see your own time, distance travelled and height climbed as you make your journey. You can share all these stats on your social networking sites at the end of each day.
The maps we’ve used are GPS-sourced by one of the team marking waypoints along each route and then hand drawn by the mapping team at Harvey’s. This ensures that each map is accurate. Within each app are 17 layers of mapping, ranging from 1:100,000 where you are able to see greater distances, down to 1:5,000 for some of the larger towns and villages.
At 4807M. Mont Blanc is the hghest mountain in Western Europe.
The two main routes to the summit will be available within the app:
The classic “Original Route” via the Gouter Ridge.
This is the most popular route to climb Mont Blanc and, technically, the “least” difficult of all the routes. It is the route most people take to the summit of Mont Blanc.
The “Three Monts Route”
This route goes from the top of the Aiguille du Midi cable car to the summit via Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit. The route is more physically and technically demanding but with its easy access via the cable car it has become the second choice for climbing Mont Blanc.
- Kilimanjaro(5895m), Tanzania
Africa’s highest mountain at 5985m Kilimanjaro is probably one of the best known mountains in the world. There will be two routes within the app – the Marangu Route and the Rongai Route, with the other two to follow at a later date.
- Mount Kenya, Pt Lenana (4985m), Kenya
Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa. The routes on the app will go to Pt Lenana 4985m via the Sirimon and Chogoria routes