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Discussion: Altimeter?!

in: ba-ba; ba-ba > 2015-10-25

Oct 27, 2015 8:30 PM # 
Peter H:
Do people genuinely use these?? And is that legal?
Oct 27, 2015 8:43 PM # 
Yes and yes. But GPS watches are forbidden...
Oct 27, 2015 8:57 PM # 
Peter H:
Black magic
Oct 27, 2015 9:32 PM # 
Owning an altimeter already makes you the biggest bell-end in the world, so using it in a mountain marathon can't really make the situation any worse
Oct 28, 2015 11:00 AM # 
I'd never used one before and am not that keen on them. However, there's nothing in the rules stating they can't be used and it did come in handy on contouring legs/finding a tiny stream on a featureless hillside.
There were no height intervals on the map this year to make altimeter use more difficult - if you can't do basic maths.
Oct 28, 2015 1:34 PM # 
GPS watches are allowed
Oct 28, 2015 1:59 PM # 
They never used to be (not that there were ever any checks) so I don't carry mine - battery wouldn't last 2 days anyway.
Oct 28, 2015 2:07 PM # 
GPSs are much more use on a MM where you're moving slower/longer so it's worth the time investment, and distance judgement is key.
Oct 28, 2015 2:57 PM # 
And the planners use them to hang the controls, rather than looking at the map.

Congrats, by the way! Amazing stuff, hope the toes don't fall off.
Oct 29, 2015 1:18 AM # 
Rue 9: "GPS devices (including mobile phones) may be carried throughout the event but must not be used for navigation"

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