August is “PEAK MONTH”

Join for peakery’s first ever PEAK MONTH!

Based on popular demand we’ve extended the annual PEAK WEEK into 4 weeks of mountain adventures.

To join in on PEAK MONTH:

1. Go summit peaks during the month.

2. Then log your climbs on peakery to share with everyone.

In the past we’ve given out peakery stickers to all participants, we might do that again but no promises…

Why PEAK MONTH? Because we hope it’ll give you a little extra push to make some mountain plans before summer’s end.*

We look forward to seeing your photos & following along with your adventures in the mountains.

-peakery team

 

* OK, for southern hemisphere peakery members, let us know if you’d also like to take part in a PEAK MONTH SOUTH in, ahh, let me think… February??

 

Next-generation mountain maps

A few weeks ago, we started fiddling with Mapbox and quickly got excited about their developer-friendly outdoor maps. Now we’re excited to feature these great maps on peakery; they’re purpose-built for mountain exploration.

Mapbox’s next-generation vector maps highlight info important to hikers and climbers, such as topo lines, trails, streams, terrain shading, and park boundaries. The best part about these maps: since they’re vector-based we can adjust every map element, tweak the design, add data layers, and build new interactive features. Example: a new button that instantly toggles all contour lines between feet and meters. We hope to keep improving these maps in the future.

These new maps complement the 2 other excellent topo maps currently featured on peakery, Outdoors and Topo (US/CA/NZ) from CalTopo.

peakery now offers 5 map options:

1. Terrain: a detailed, worldwide topo map. See contours, trails and other relevant details at much closer zoom levels than Google Terrain view. Use the “first-ever-in-the-history-of-the-web” toggle at the top to change the contours between feet/meters.

Terrain: use that amazing toggle at the top to instantly switch contours between feet and meters

 

2. Outdoors: a second worldwide topo map that provides an alternate view

Outdoors: an alternative topo view of the world

 

3. Topo (US/CA/NZ): detailed government-produced topo maps for the US, Canada, and New Zealand provided by CalTopo

Topo (US/CA/NZ): highly detailed goverment topo maps for US, Canada, and New Zealand

 

4. Satellite: imagery with info layers

Satellite: imagery with overlayed details

 

5. Satellite Topo: imagery with contours, trails, and info layers

Satellite Topo: imagery with topo contours and other details

Go check out the new maps

 

New enhancements to Peak Challenges

Today we released a batch of enhancements to the over 330 peak challenges featured on peakery:

  • more info on your profile: see the latest 5 summits and latest 5 challenges:

  • challenge pages now surface the latest summits from peaks in the challenge:

– the peakery team

Over half a million peaks

We just completed a second major update to peakery’s underlying peak data (the first being our recent clean up of regions).

Now featuring 587,000 peaks!

This update adds 250,000 new peaks to the existing 337,000 for a grand total of over half a million peaks. Some countries gained a huge number of new peaks. Here are the top 25 countries that gained the most peaks:

Russia 31,816 total peaks + 24,687 new peaks
Spain 20,533 + 18,969
Italy 22,607 + 17,405
Germany 19,585 + 16,930
China 15,474 + 13,321
Australia 14,072 + 10,027
Chile 14,399 + 10,005
United Kingdom 12,512 + 7,771
Czech Republic 6,978 + 6,107
Brazil 6,384 + 5,748
Morocco 9,068 + 5,297
Norway 9,461 + 5,206
Colombia 6,051 + 4,918
Poland 6,065 + 4,573
Austria 10,455 + 4,538
Saudi Arabia 5,196 + 4,389
Turkey 8,144 + 4,225
France 7,216 + 4,180
Argentina 7,666 + 3,948
Slovakia 4,665 + 3,503
United States 71,168 + 3,296
Sweden 4,919 + 3,164
Greece 4,448 + 2,761
Bulgaria 3,058 + 2,669
Indonesia 16,965 + 2,608

Overall we added peaks to 195 countries and territories; go to the Regions page to check out any of these. We plan to add more peaks over time.

Improved summit locations & elevations

Since the launch of the new peakery, we’ve also fixed the locations of over 72,000 peaks and the elevation of more than 16,000 peaks. This is on top of the 1000s of valuable contributions from the peakery community.

Other tweaks

  • added country and region names to every peak’s URL
  • changed all existing unnamed peaks to the default ‘Peak 1,234 ft’ or ‘Peak 1,234 m’ naming-scheme
  • fixed bug in Log climb date picker (Windows/Chrome)
  • fixed the summits that show up on Challenge > Members pages
  • fixed the summits that show up on Profile > Map

Why we’re doing this

peakery’s long-term goal is to become the world’s ultimate resource to plan, collect, and share your mountain hiking & climbing adventures. An important ingredient in this is accurate and comprehensive info for every mountain in the world. It’s going to take years of constant improvement to get there, but with your help we plan to keep chipping away at it.

Get ready for the 2nd Annual PEAK WEEK

Join for the 2nd Annual PEAK WEEK!

Go summit a peak from Aug 1 to 7, 2017 and then log your climb on peakery.

During last year’s first ever PEAK WEEK, peakery members climbed 359 summits around the world. We’re hoping that we can all beat that this year.

So start gathering up your friends for some great mountain adventures.

Use Google calendar? Quickly add PEAK WEEK to your calendar by clicking here:

Peak regions get some love

peakery’s long-term goal is to become the world’s ultimate resource to plan, collect, and share your mountain hiking & climbing adventures. An important ingredient in this is accurate and comprehensive info for every mountain in the world. It’s going to take years of constant improvement to get there, but with your help we plan to keep chipping away at it.

Huge cleanup of regions
In line with that, we just released a major cleanup of peakery’s worldwide regions info. Previously, over 1,000 peaks had no country and over 60,000 had no region. Even worse, a huge number of peaks were assigned to outdated or incorrect regions. We fixed all of that in 249 countries/territories and almost 4,000 regions.

Country maps come to life
Now with updated regions, every country’s geochart shows its regions fully colored in. A few examples of how much better these look:

Faster loading region pages
While we were in here, we greatly reduced the loading time of all of the regions pages. If you experience a really slow regions page (> 5 sec to load) please let us know and we’ll take another look.

Streamlined peak approval
With the new regions in place we’ll be able to respond to new peak submissions much faster. Before, we’d often need to manually assign regions to submitted peaks, but now they’ll be auto-assigned.

Meanwhile in bug land…
• fixed issue that wasn’t showing non-member companions in summit logs
• fixed issue that prevented removing non-member companions from your logs
• in summit logs added hover tooltips over Companion and Like avatars showing member names
• improved UI for adding companions to a log
• added checks to prevent losing data in logs when user doesn’t hit ‘add’ button in some sections
• added a peakery mobile app icon for when you save peakery to your homescreen on iPhone/iPad for quick access. DO IT NOW! Here’re the steps:

1. load peakery.com in Safari on your iPhone/iPad

2. tap the share icon at the bottom

3. choose the 'Add to Home Screen' option in the bottom row