Canadian Avalanche Centre offers free iPhone app

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC), Canada’s national public avalanche safety organization, and Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) have developed a free iPhone app.

The CAC avalanche app provides users with avalanche bulletins, weather forecasts, incident reports, and realtime weather for seven avalanche-prone regions of British Columbia as well as links to similar information for national and provincial mountain parks in BC, Alberta, and Quebec. Info is cached to your device so you can access it when out of bounds or in areas that don't have web coverage.

Supported Regions: South Coast, BC; North Shore, BC; North Columbia, BC; South Columbia, BC; Kootenay Boundary, BC; South Rockies, BC, AB; Northwest, BC

Download the app for free at iTunes.


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Heidi
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January 17, 2010 at 11:43 a.m. (EST)

For those who can afford an iphone and the service I sure think this is helpfull. I read in the Aspen Times that a man came up with an iphone application that can be used as a bear deterant.

I don't know but it kind of scared me that we will have no choice now but to justify brining technology into the backcountry. It is already hard for organizations like Outward Bound to explain to kids and parents that cell phone use is not encouraged.

Now if a cell phone is a safety tool what are we to do.

Heidi

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