If you've ever dreamed of tackling Half Dome but worry about not seeing the trail beforehand (who wants to hang off of a rock with no idea where to find a foothold?), a new Bayview-based startup might be the answer to your climbing wanderlust.
Trail Titans, the brainchild of hard core-mountain climber Michael Ware and C++ coding engineer Javi Muhrer, aims to be "the Street View of mountain climbing." With the input of climbers (dubbed Trail Titans) all over the world, the site provides 360˚ views of the world's most alluring peaks.
So far, the site, which is available on both desktops and mobile devices, boasts step-by-step visual guides to climbing meccas like Mount Shasta and Half Dome in North America, Cabeza de Condor, Huayna Potosi, and Acotango in Bolivia, and Aconcagua in Argentina. Mike and Javi plan on summitting and documenting all Seven Summits (the highest peaks on each continent)—including Mount Everest, which we're pretty sure not even Google's street view cars can find.
Don't be afraid to go out and conquer your summer bucket list. Just make sure you let Trail Titans show you the way.