ViewRanger and Rother reach new heights with digital alpine guides


13-03-2015

ViewRanger – the app for adventure – has confirmed more than 2,000 new Alpine and European walking route guides will be available through the app after establishing a new partnership with the renowned outdoor guide publisher, Bergverlag Rother.

 

Rother is one of the leading publishers of alpine as well as European guide books and this partnership will make some of the very best route guides more easily accessible digitally.

The first Rother guidebooks that are available immediately in digital form through the ViewRanger app include: Mallorca (70 routes), Gran Canaria (72 routes) and Eifel (70 routes) in western Germany.

Craig Wareham, ViewRanger co-founder, said: “Route guides from more than 25 Rother hiking guidebooks will become available in the coming weeks including trails suitable for a wide variety of people from families with young children to experienced hikers.

“ViewRanger users will be able to search for and download every individual route from each of the guide books as well as accessing the group of routes from each guidebook as a Route Collection.

All of ViewRanger’s app features, including active waypoint navigation and real-time location tracker, Buddy Beacon, can be used in any location. Once a Rother guide or Route Collection has been downloaded, ViewRanger can be used as normal to plan, navigate, record and share every adventure, complete with stats and photos.

Rita Lunghamer, Bergverlag Rother mobile products manager, said: “The route descriptions in every Rother guide are detailed, precise and dependable with books that cover all regions of the Alps, and many popular European holiday destinations.

“As ViewRanger offers such a wide range of mapping from the national mapping agencies across Europe, it is the perfect partner to make Rother’s European-wide route guides available digitally, on the best maps for outdoor enthusiasts and holiday makers.”

Among the Rother guide books soon to be available through the ViewRanger app and website are:
• Eifel
• Gran Canaria
• Mallorca
• Unterengadin
• Münchner Wanderberge
• Oberwallis
• Schwarzwald Nord
• Schwarzwald Süd
• Taunus
• Toskana Süd
• Vinschgau
• Wien - Wienerwald
• Bayerischer Wald
• Bergisches Land
• Berner Oberland Ost
• Berner Oberland West
• Fränkische Schweiz
• Gardaseeberge
• Irland
• Island
• La Palma
• Pfälzerwald
• Sizilien
• Slowenien
• Vierwaldstätter See
• Vogesen
• Wiener Hausberge

To find out more, visit the ViewRanger stand at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival ShAFF 20 – 22 March, or go to: http://www.viewranger.com/


ViewRanger

The award-winning ViewRanger app helps active people across the world plan, navigate, record, and share their outdoor experiences.

Combining high-quality mapping for over 20 different countries, active GPS waypoint navigation, national and international trail guides, and sports computer functionality, the app is designed to work in areas with no phone or data coverage.

On the move and with no signal users can view maps and actively navigate trails overlaid on the map, record their tracks, and view live stats.

In areas with a data connection, the BuddyBeacon function can be used to locate friends in real-time; link photos and tweets to tracks and share these adventures via a range of platforms; plan future trips nearby or far afield by downloading routes with descriptions and photos or plot or publish their own.

ViewRanger is used and trusted by over 200 Search and Rescue teams across Europe and North America, and over 500 brands use ViewRanger to publish and promote their trail content.

The possibilities are endless: It's an indispensable app multi-tool, companion to all outdoor experiences.

The ViewRanger app is available to download for free on Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon Kindle, and Android Wear smartwatches.

To find out more go to: http://www.viewranger.com/

Bergverlag Rother

Founded in 1920, Bergverlag Rother is one of the oldest and one of the leading publishers of alpine literature in Europe with over 600 books currently in print.

Bergverlag Rother is a subsidiary company of the renowned cartographic publisher Freytag & Berndt of Vienna, Austria. Located in the South of Munich, Germany, Bergverlag Rother is known and valued for its expert mountaineering literature and hiking guides. Rother is a trademark that stands for reliability and accuracy. No matter which type of alpine sport or which region a title covers, maintaining a high-quality standard for all published guides and the suggested routes has top priority.

Guide book authors know each of the different regions well and choose their collection of routes responsibly so that the quality of all Rother titles is guaranteed.
To find out more, go to: https://www.rother.de/

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