How to check conditions ?
Nearby (within 30 km): Tap on any Track that shows on the main page
Beyond: Search the map for a point of interest and discover the latest tracks around this point (still within 30 km), condition-levels, photos, comments, and more. Tap, swipe, enlarge playing with the App's features.
How to share observations ?
1 Key Observation
Tap "Share Key Observation" on App's main page, then: Pick an icon + Take a photo (optional) + Make a short comment (optional) + Check the "Danger" box (optional) + Check the "Long-term" box (optional) + Check GPS accuracy (should be green, not red) + Send
Your observation will be put instantly on the map, or as soon as network is found
1 Track (+ Observations)
The simplest way is to 1. record your "GPS-Track" (also geo-localizing observations directly along the way) and 2. "Share Track" importing this track (choose "Use my GPS Track" option under "Share Track"). Attention: Step 2. is necessary to actually send your track and observations onto the map.
There are other ways to share 1 track - such as "Draw my Track" and "Use Existing Tracks"; see User Manual
How to read colours ?
Caution : « Green » doesn't mean « Easy » !
A green track can be extremely difficult to accomplish technically. Before attempting a track, one should at a minimum check/study the (i) technical difficulties of the track, (ii) skills of the related group, (iii) weather reports, (iv) avalanche/snow bulletins, and (v) terrain.
Within MountaiNow, the colour-code used to describe the Global Conditions of a track should be understood as follows:
Each user indicates a level of Global Conditions (i.e. a colour code) for his/her track. The final colour shown in the system is a conservative synthesis-color (always favoring caution).
Colour-coding is inherently subjective and to be interpreted in connection with the following elements: (i) Number of posts contributed to the track (see circled number next to the track name), (ii) Types of hazards identified on the track (see related icons, photos, comments); and (iii) Level of experience of contributors (see mention next to photos/comments).
|Good Conditions: Field conditions are favourable - relative to the technical level of the track|
|Average Conditions: Field conditions imply minor difficulties - relative to the technical level of the track|
|Bad Conditions: Field conditions imply major difficulties - relative to the technical level of the track|
|Very Bad Conditions: Field conditions imply extreme difficulties - relative to the technical level of the track|