Rescued: Reliance on Smartphone Apps


Rescued: Reliance on Smartphone Apps


14/08/12 16 Walkers were rescued from the Caigngorms as they relied only on a smartphone navigation app
Rescued: Reliance on Smartphone Apps 

16 Walkers Rescued - Reliance on Smartphone


16 Walkers were rescued from the Caigngorms as they relied only on a smartphone navigation app

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/14/smartphone-apps-warning-hill-walkers-lost


Comment

Venturing into the hills, especially the Cairngorms, which are remote and you may not see anyone all day, requires a good level of navigation. At the basic end of that scale is having a map and compass and knowing how to use them. GPS units and smartphones have their place, but only as a back up to the tried and tested methods of navigation.


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