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Travel Tech: Stuck in a Blinding Snowstorm? New “Eyes-Free” Navigation App Sees For You

Two Google engineers have created a piece of software for the touch-screen T Mobile G1 that will help the blind, and, inadvertently, sighted adventure seekers as well. The software, known as an "eyes-free shell," can utilize the phone’s built-in compass and Google Maps to gauge the user’s position and then audibly relay the results. At…

The Sound of Ice: Erik Weihenmayer Blind Climbs
Colorado’s Bridal Veil Falls

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph by David D'Angelo / Serac Adventure Films Colorado's Bridal Veil Falls is an epic, 365-foot ice climb that ranks among the most classic lines in North America. Graded at a burly 5+ on a scale from 1-6 (roughly the equivalent of a 5,10 on rock), its first ascent by Jeff…