Friday, March 11, 2011

New Website Lets You Claim The Peaks You Bag


A new website called Peakery.com has just launched that is sure to be a hit of climbers and mountaineers everywhere. The site boasts an extensive database of mountains from around the globe and will allow you to create a profile and easily list the mountains you've climbed.

At launch, Peakery claims to have 150,339 peaks in their catalog, and they've made it easy to look them up and check the stats on each of them. The database includes a brief description of each mountain, including elevation, and cities or towns that it is near. The latter is particularly helpful when planning the logistics of your climb. There are also plenty of photos and trip reports from other climbers who have been on the mountain, and you can even earn badges to add to your Peakery profile that show the summits you've reached.

The site also allows you to search for mountains by region and offers three different views to explore including list view, map view, and photo view. It seems that there is already a burgeoning community there as well, with climbers already posting their favorite treks and mountains, as well as sharing tips and images too.

I'm quite impressed with the extensive database, which will certainly serve as a great resource for myself when I'm looking up info on a lesser known peak. It will also be a great place to get scouting reports for your next expedition as well, and the more people who join the community the more useful of a resource Peakery will become. It is definitely worth a look, and it seems like it has lots of potential to become a great site for hikers and hardcore climbers alike.

21 comments:

Tom UK said...

Sounds a bit like http://www.summitpost.org/ but still a useful tool!

Adventure Junkie said...

Yep, Summit Post is awesome too. Been around for a long time as well and has a thriving community.

www.sharethisadventure.com said...

summit post is great, especially when heading out to check out a place for yourself

Tom UK said...

Seems odd then that they make a site almost identical - don't seem to be many differences!

Belgian Adventurer said...

exist also peakbagger.com

I just checked the site on the Countries/Mountains I know: It's full of errors. Dunno how the got their 159K list of mountains, must be generated by a program because all I've seen for Australia & New Caledonia is the following: They mention for each peak its rank, like "Mt xyz is at xxxx foot and ranks at xxth highest". Completely wrong. As they miss mountains, all ranks are incorrect as not "populated" manually. Highest summit of New Caledonia is wrong. List of top 20 (haven't been further) of Australia is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Really? That site is unbelievably lame. Even the sub-title 'claim the peaks you bag' makes no sense. The Antarctic section is laughably wrong - hard to know where to start. Are you sure it's not some kind of content-farm or aggregator?

Scott said...

@Belgian Adventurer Working on cleaning up the peak data and descriptions now... a work in progress! A major batch of new peaks for Australia is planned as well as huge numbers of new peaks from around the world.

To see more about what the site offers, please see http://peakery.com/about/

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