Madison Mountaineering – http://madisonmountaineering.com/
Garrett Madison, before forming Madison Mountaineering, began guiding professionally in 1999 on Mount Rainier and is now America’s premier Everest climber and guide. As Expedition Leader, he has personally lead 37 climbers to the summit of Everest over the last 7 years, more than any other American. In addition, Garrett is regularly involved with film productions on Everest, participating in 4 different features over the last 3 years.
Incorporating various technology and creative sources into a website that could be easily accessed by any device, any where was this project’s goal. Moreover, it was important for the site to be easily extensible and allow for designers and technology partners that Garrett may make relationships with in the future to contribute without a meaningful amount of overhead.
Garrett Came to me to develop a site that would make extensive use of his vast photography archive from his years of climbing while driving potential new customers to take action toward booking an expedition with Madison Mountaineering. He has several technology partners that were providing specialized services. Not the least of which is RainOn which was providing real time update services for climbers on mountain anywhere in the world via text message and GPS data over a satellite phone. RainOn, which resides on Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, provides realtime updates to the website while climbers are on the expeditions that he makes available via the site. Visitors to the site can follow along, minute by minute, as climbers are lead by Garret to the summit of mountain peaks the world over.