The guidebook offers a place to share up-dated information on conditions in the mountains as well as descriptions of summits and routes...
Discover here, in a few lines, how to use it!
The guidebook is structured around four main types of documents:
- Summits: (e.g. "Mont Blanc"), for information on the summit (name, altitude, geology etc...), pass, lake, cliff (mainly for ice climbing), ...
- Routes: (e.g. "via the Bosses ridge"), for perennial information on the route (name, grade, description...), associated to one or more summits.
- Outings: (e.g. "Mont Blanc via Bosses ridge on the 15th of August 2007"), for information on changing conditions observed during the trip or personal comments on the summit or route; associated to one or more route (e.g. a sequence) or climbing sites.
- Climbing sites: for information on the climbing sites (cliff, crags), the multi-pitch climbs being described in details as routes associated to a summit (as above). Depending on the size of the climbing site, their may be sectors (named after the pattern "Site - sector").
It is important that information be included in the relevant document for it to be easily visible by other users and thus useful to them!
If a route is already in the guidebook, you only need to add an outing to make recent conditions known to other users: no need to change the route description to make your observations useful.
There are also other types of documents in the guidebook: access points, huts, maps, articles, books and pictures.
To add an outing, you need to be logged-in. Once logged-in, there are two ways to proceed:
To access the assistant, just click on the link "add an outing" on the left column of the home-page or in the horizontal menu "guidebook > outings > add".
The assistant asks for the name of the summit: type part of it's name without pressing "enter". Choose the right summit among those offered.
The assistant then offers you to chose among exisying routes. If you want to change summits, just delete the summit and type in another one..
Click on "Add an outing" to open the outing page you will need to fill-in... fill it in and that's it!
In case the summit or the route doesn't exist in the guidebook, click on "Add your route/summit" to exit the assistant and create the missing document. You will then need to follow the procedure described below to create a page describing your outing.
- Search for the summit using the search tool (If it doesn't exist, you will simply have to create it).
- From the summit document, choose the route you followed (if it doesn't exist, click on "Associate new route" to create it).
- From the route document, click on "Associate new outing" to create an new outing linked to that route.
- A "fast search" field is available at the top of each page of camptocamp.org
- Advanced search tools are available in the guidebook menu. For the sake of simplicity, here are some direct links:
| Summit search | Route search | Climbing site search | Outing search | Hut search | Access point search |
In the document editing pages, a header provides some general advices. In addition to it a contextual help is available for each field: simply click on the field name (in orange) and an help dialog will be displayed.
- Document type:article
- Categories:help, website info
- Article type:collaborative article
Click on thumbnail's top-right corner to see the picture's page, or its top-left corner to display the picture in its original size.