Collecting the World's Best Adventures, Together
Inspiration everywhere you look
Our mission is to always provide you with the highest quality, most relevant, and inspirational adventures. You should always be able to discover your next big challenge or casual day out no matter who or where you are.
The world is a big place and you, the FATMAP community, are out there every day exploring and gathering stories, experience, and knowledge about our amazing planet.
We want to start working with you to create the world’s most epic collection of adventures.
The result will be a global, multi-sport guide to getting outdoors.
Two ways you can start contributing…
Right now, there are two ways you can get involved and start inspiring people with your adventures.
1. Join the Editorial team
As you can see, there are already thousands of adventures ready to be discovered in FATMAP.
These have been submitted, edited, and moderated by our editorial team made up of local experts and mountain professionals.
Every member of our editorial staff uses their expertise to create the best adventure content out there, whether they create a handful of adventures or hundreds. As it’s all created and reviewed by our trusted team, these adventures get the FATMAP seal of approval.
If you’d like to apply to join the team, then check out the (super simple) application process below.
2. Contribute to the PUBLIC Guidebook (coming soon)
Our amazing editorial team can only cover so much of the world.
Very soon we’ll be gradually adding more ways for you all to submit your adventures.
These will be discoverable on FATMAP and attributed to you. It’ll be a great way for you to start sharing your stories with your friends, followers, and communities (but more news on this in the coming weeks).
If you want to be one of the first people outside of the editorial team to start submitting your adventures then you can sign up using the simple form below. We’ll get back to you all with more details.
Sign up to be one of the first to contribute to the public guidebook
How to apply to the Editorial Team
We’ll be taking applications until on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Once you’ve completed and saved your adventure, fill out the form below with all requested info (including the link to your adventure), and submit it.
Be sure to tell us a little about yourself: where do you live, and/or what epic adventures have you completed that you can draw upon? What epic adventures are you interested in contributing? What's your background?
We’ve included some tips on how to submit the best route and the type of people we’re looking for below.
We’ll respond to all applicants in October via email.
What a good adventure looks like…
Follow these brief tips to create a great FATMAP adventure:
Think of an epic route that you think just has to be included in the FATMAP guidebook. This could be one of the most renowned epics in the world, one of the top mountain biking or hiking routes in a fabled destination, or a sleeper hit that you think the world needs to know about. Bonus points for sending in a route that’s not yet available on FATMAP.
Ensure that both the line and description have as much detail as possible.
Write an inspiring description of 250-500 words that provides a beautiful overview of the adventure. Focus on answering these questions:
What’s unique about this route? Who would enjoy embarking on this adventure? Why would somebody be interested in completing this adventure? Remember, the map will be there to support your description.
Upload three or more high-res images that accurately capture the atmosphere adventurers will experience if they complete this route.
The ideal contributor
The ideal member of the Guidebook team possesses these qualities:
A high level of competency and experience in the sport of your choice.
Live in one of the top mountain destinations around the world, or have extensive experience to draw on from previous adventures.
An excellent mastery of the English language, including grammar, punctuation, and creative style.
Experience editing and processing GPX files.
Skill with a camera in order to document epic adventures with beautiful images, or resources to draw upon in order to source images.
Be a self-starter who can work well with minimal oversight.
This isn’t a full-time position and you can choose how much you want to get involved. The average payment per route is $50.