Towards Guidance in and Life-Logging of Multi-pitch Climbing Using Wearables and Drones

Florian Daiber, Felix Kosmalla, Frederik Wiehr, Antonio Krüger

In: Proceedings of the ACM UbiComp Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing in the Mountains (UbiMount). International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp-16) Heidelberg UbiMount 2016.


In alpine multi-pitch climbing orientation and wayfinding is a complex and crucial task. So called topo maps usually pro- vide a rough overview of multi-pitch routes. However, these topo maps require high expertise in reading and wayfinding during the actual climb. In such alpine environments taking the “wrong turn” may quickly lead into critical situations. This position paper proposes a vision towards navigation and life-logging of multi-pitch climbing using wearables and drones. First, we introduce a scenario that describes how the approach works in an alpine multi-pitch climbing route. Second, we discuss our technology visions more in detail.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz