Live tracking & GPS communications available anytime an AWE team is on the mountain
Take a look at the map below to follow along on the mountain real-time via Garmin inReach Messenger. GPS breadcrumbs will be available to give you an idea of where the team is hanging out. Once a summit bid or is under way you can expect more frequent updates and follow the attempt in near real-time.
And: you can send text messages, too! Click on the 'message' button (upper left next to the map below) and type away. Just like a regular text message, no special charges apply on either end - thanks to an unlimited message subscription through Garmin.
Notes about GPS communication: be aware that downloading new messages or sending location updates requires the inReach GPS to be powered and have a clear view of the sky, so don't worry if there are gaps in communication or if you don't see movement on the map. The GPS will often be powered off while at camp to preserve batteries.
It's always fun to see a new inbound messages in the morning - don't let the time lag between sending and receiving messages stop you from writing!