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    Smartphones in the Outdoors: Do They Belong?

    Last month, professional climber Tommy Caldwell posted to Facebook, "Feels crazy up here with this 40 mph up draft tonight. I hope it blows me right up this pitch …" By "up here," Caldwell meant his hanging camp located over 1,000 ft. up the side of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Caldwell was attempting to free climb what will likely be the hardest route on El Capitan if it is completed, and he provided live updates along the way with his iPhone. The New York Times recently ...

    Posted by Joe P. on December 15, 2011 2:08 PM & Tagged Climbing, Tommy Caldwell, Yosemite, facebook and iPhone | permalink | Comments

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