In the hustle-and-bustle of a busy city, especially when you’re a newcomer, it can be difficult to find uninterrupted off-road trails away from the noise and pollution of the traffic and the annoyance of having to constantly stop to cross the road.Read More
The Berner Haute Route is probably the best ski tour you’ve never heard of.
This multi-day tour takes in big mountain scenery and glaciated terrain, checks off a number of peaks and includes some great huts to stay at.
Winter has finally hit the Alps so it’s time to get out there and ride!
In this episode of How To XV, Xavier De Le Rue shares his tips for snowboarding in trees and shows you how it can help develop fast reactions and improve your technique for bigger adventures.Read More
We need to be prepared for these dangers in the best possible way, both by planning before-hand and practicing the necessary steps to deal with the situation, should it arise.
In this week’s episode of ‘How To: XV’, snowboarder Xavier de le Rue covers this important topic and takes you step by step through the process of an avalanche rescue.Read More
The speed at which the map renders is hugely important and is something you, our community, have been asking us to improve.
So we are super excited to announce that FATMAP now renders 10x faster than before!Read More
We catch up with Mike Austin, one of AvalancheGeek’s lead educators, to understand how he plans for a day in the mountains.Read More
Every sport has its key techniques that, once achieved, will improve your ability, grow your confidence and maximise your fun.
In the latest episode of ‘How To: XV’, Xavier de le Rue will show you how to master snowboarding's own essential technique - the toe edge turn.
With winter just around the corner, we’re excited to release news about one of our biggest updates yet.
To help anyone visiting the Alps find the best adventures, this season will see us release the world’s first winter map of the entire alps…Read More
In this season’s third episode of ‘How To: XV’, snowboarder Xavier de le Rue explains how he makes his videos, including the gear he uses and his recommendations for the best filming angles.Read More
At FATMAP, not only can you use our tools to plan and create adventures, but we also want to provide you with everything necessary to share them as well.Read More
We all love those incredible photos of mountain landscapes, but what does it take to capture them? We talk with adventure photographer Ben Tibbetts on how he finds the best locations to take his best photos.Read More
The best adventures usually involve a tent but have you ever been camping in the snow before? It might seem a little crazy but it's very possible to make your tent a happy, warm home. Xavier De Le Rue takes us through the whole process of planning your camping expeditions this winter.Read More
Other than all the planning, getting your body mountain fit before heading out offers massive advantages when you’re exploring. Xavier De Le Rue gives us his four top tips because, you know, those summit views won’t catch themselves.Read More
FATMAP’s terrain layer and zone overlays show you everything from gradient and distance to avalanche risk areas and flats.Read More
In this guide, we explain how you can plan an adventure anywhere in the world. Draw your own adventures or import your GPX files, add photos and instantly get stats about your adventure’s distance, vertical gain and gradient. Check out the guide and start creating your next adventure!Read More
Whether you're charging down flowy single-tracks or hiking in the Swiss Alps, now you can use FATMAP to follow your route! The new lock-and-follow mode will lock to your position, point the map in the direction you're headed and follow your every move. Check out the blog for more updates to our location features.Read More
One of the best parts of exploring the world is sharing your stories to inspire others. That’s why we’re introducing a new way to share your stories. Introducing the new embeddable version of FATMAP. Whether you’re a blogger or destination, check out our latest update to find out more.Read More
Twice crowned World Champion in sport climbing, Liv Sansoz expanded her ambitions to mixed climbing, ski mountaineering, and base jumping. Liv Along the Way became a project to climb all of the 82 4000m Alpine peaks…Read More
This incredibly diverse climate means mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers can hit the trails 12 months per year on the east side of the valley, while still skiing deep powder in the nearby mountains mid-winter.Read More