In my spare time (of which I have quite a bit as I search for a job)
I've been working on a mountaineering web site. Just trying to combine
my skills (software development) with my passion (mountaineering). It
isn't all that useful as of yet but I'm wokring on it (
if you feel like looking). The reason
I'm harassing all y'all is to see if anyone has suggestions about what I
could do with the site. I'm a software engineer by trade so doing some
kind of real functionality is possible. Couple ideas I've had are:
Hooking in to Microsoft Mappoint to provide detailed directions to get
from where you are to a specific trailhead.
An interactive gear list where you could select details of a trip
(winter, number of days, climbing, camping, day hikes, etc) and it would
create a printable gear list for that specific trip.
An interactive peakbagging list which would allow you to see all the
peaks or prominences of a specific type ( e.g. California 14ers ) and
you could check them off as you topped them out. Maybe add notes.
Have a running vote on mountaineering books.
Anyone think any of these would be useful? Or even better have other
suggestions for something I could do? Or worse let me know of other
sites that already do all of the above?
Thanks, now back to your regularly scheduled programming,