How Guides and Mountain Leaders Can Use Digital Tools to Plan and Promote Adventure Services
Introducing FATMAP Explore
A huge section of our community are outdoor experts, mountain guides and educators. These are the people we rely on to ensure the rest of us not only have a good time out there, but a safe one too.
If you’re a guide or mountain leader, there are a number of features on FATMAP that will be particularly useful to you when it comes to planning and sharing your trips.
How to Easily Find Off-road Trails in Your City
We’re stoked to announce the launch of our new adventure membership – FATMAP Explore!
The world is waiting to be discovered and at FATMAP we're committed to helping you get out there. FATMAP Explore gives you everything you need for wherever adventure takes you.
The Berner Oberland Haute Route Ski Tour
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.
How to Ride in the Trees
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.
How to Act in the Event of an Avalanche
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.
The Fastest FATMAP Yet 🎉
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.
How an Avalanche Expert Plans His Adventures
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!
Practice Makes Perfect
We catch up with Mike Austin, one of AvalancheGeek’s lead educators, to understand how he plans for a day in the mountains.
Introducing the World's First Winter Map of the Entire Alps 🎉
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.
How to Film Your Adventures
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…
How to Share Your Adventures and Export GPX Files ⛰
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.
How to Find the Best Photography Locations in the Mountains
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.
How to Camp on Snow
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.
How to Train for Big Mountain Exploration
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.
How to Understand the Terrain and Plan Better Routes
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.
How to quickly plan adventures using SnapTo ✏️
FATMAP’s terrain layer and zone overlays show you everything from gradient and distance to avalanche risk areas and flats.
How to create adventures and import GPX files ⛰
Creating and planning adventures with FATMAP is now faster, easier, and more satisfying than ever before thanks to the release of our new Snap To drawing tool!
Introducing 'lock-and-follow' mode for easy navigation 🔎
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!
How to add adventures to your website 🎉
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.
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.