I was wondering what cell phone you guys use in high mountains and Alpine climbs (+4000 meters (for the few people who do that stuff)). I have an iPhone 6 now as my regular phone, but I’m not so sure if I should take him with me. We all know the battery problems after a few years, he can’t stand extreme colds, water and the screen is very delicate. So, do you just take extra battery’s/Powerbanks/solar power bank with you and keep your phone very protective (but then what is the use if you have to keep him hidden to protect it) or are there others phones that are more reliable?
I have some apps I’ve downloaded with maps of the Alps and Mont-Blanc area because they seem very handy and it would be a pity if I couldn’t use them because of my crappy, way too expensive phone.
so my questions:
- A phone with maps, do you use it, or still the old fashioned way with maps and no communication at all? (but then what about safety?
- If yes, do you have a cheaper phone that you can suggest?