The great thing about the outdoors is that as soon as the scenery starts to become awesome, your phone loses reception. Ironically, this what keeps many people out of the outdoors.
Well, now they have no excuse — with Mountain Project.
This app lets you download in depth maps, routes, and hi-res photos for tens of thousands of areas on both iPhone and Android. This way, if you get lost, you can trace your steps with landmarks and pictures that others have taken before you. But perhaps the best part is that it can be used offline. Because seriously: what good is a topo map application if there’s no internet signal?
It’s FREE till early 2013 so get out there and climb my friends. Just be sure that your phone is fully charged before you leave.