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A running narrative about what’s going on with AtlasOmega.

Briefs from Outdoor Retailer 2011

Calvin Tang (AtlasOmega Founder) and Ken Kamada (Equipment Analyst) recently traveled to Salt Lake City to cover the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.  We will soon be publishing just published an in-depth look at the many shiny new products announced for 2011.  Below is a look at some of the random sights and sounds captured during the week in Salt Lake City. AtlasOmega would like to thank the folks at Outdoor Retailer for yet another great show.

AtlasOmega Now Supports iPhone & iPad

AtlasOmega’s galleries can now be viewed on the iPhone and iPad in HTML5! Our photos will still be displayed beautifully in Flash on the desktop version of AtlasOmega, but now whether you visit us on your favorite mobile device or your home/work desktop computer- you’ll be able to browse our photos in their true beauty. That’s all for now!

Eric Larsen Arrives in Kathmandu

Eric Larsen has just arrived in Kathmandu, where he will embark from to ascent Mt. Everest. Please keep up with Eric by reading his Expedition Journal. AtlasOmega will continue to be the place where Eric tells his story about how he prepares for and carries out his frozen expeditions, shares many of his stunning photos– while his Expedition Journal is the definitive source for up-to-date information about where Larsen currently is and what’s going on from day-to-day, during this exciting third and final leg of Save the Poles. Lastly, here’s a short video from Eric in Kathmandu.

Navigation Improvements

Today James and Calvin are working through a revision to the main navigation of the site. As content has been flowing into the site, the team realized that it could be set up better. Some items have been moved to the footer, while the primary navigation (upper right) has been broken down into “Land” and “Water” to separate activities and article types that we feel belong together in these groups. There are still a number of vertical topics that are currently in hibernation state, that will be unveiled as the site and contributing base grow. Stay tuned….

AtlasOmega Nearing Soft-Launch

We have now entered the beta testing phase, as technical development of the site is winding down. The site is now open to contributors and their friends and family, but search engine indexing is still turned off and I have asked people not to link to AtlasOmega just yet. There will undoubtedly still be some unforeseen bugs to work out, but I look forward to discovering those as we begin filling the site up with content.

Tony Ernst to Join AtlasOmega

We’re happy to announce that Nature & Wildlife Photographer and Mountain Climber Tony Ernst is to join the AtlasOmega team. Tony has a long track record of making his way to some of the most remote places on the planet to photograph wildlife subjects and sweeping landscapes. You can view Tony’s extensive portfolio of wicked cool photos here.

Testing Background Images

Calvin provided me with a handful of background images and I’ll be rotating them until we decide on which one “feels right” for the site. Stay tuned. [slidepress gallery=’james’]

Eric Larsen Visits Seattle

Today I caught up with AtlasOmega resident Polar Explorer, Eric Larsen.  Always on the move, Larsen was passing through in such a rush that he stayed out in the wonderful City of Sea-Tac.  Eric will be giving a presentation about his ongoing expedition tomorrow, courtesy of Atlas Snowshoes– a sponsor of Save the Poles.