We often hear about drones in the media, tools for spying and other crafty sneakiness. It seems that their uses have expanded to a world more familiar to climbers: maps. Here is a video of how senseFly used a drone to map the Matterhorn. Maybe one day climbers will carry drones on their harnesses which can scope a route, map a ridge or photograph a summit and would it take away from adventure or add to it?
The interactive map: https://www.mapbox.com/pointcloud/matterhorn
/[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuZUSe87miY[/youtube]
More info here: https://www.mapbox.com/blog/sensefly-drone-mapping-matterhorn/