New insights for Peak List activity

We just released some improvements to the Peak List pages to provide you with more insight into the peakery community’s activity in each list.  Now you can answer questions like:

1. How popular is a peak list?

We’ve added the total number of pursuers and finishers right next to each list on the Peak Lists page. Pursuers are peakery members who’ve claimed at least 1 peak that belongs to a peak list but have yet to complete the list. When you claim a peak that belongs to a peak list, you automatically become a pursuer of the list and your progress in the list is added to your Profile. A pursuer becomes a finisher upon claiming all peaks in a list.


2. Who’s active in a peak list?

Before you could only see up to 5 recent claims, pursuers, and finishers. Now click the ‘See all’ links in each of these sections to view new pages showing all members who’ve been active in the list. See all recent claims, pursuers, and finishers for each list.  For example, here’s a new list of all finishers of the the White Mountain 4000 Footers (congrats!).


3. Which peaks in a list are most popular? Or least popular?

In addition to viewing all the peaks in each list by Highest Elevation and Name, we’ve added the ability to view by how many claims each peak has. This gives a quick sense of which peaks are most popular and which ones are the least visited. This can be valuable and interesting info in deciding your next objective. For example: did you know that Grays Peak is the most claimed Colorado 14er in the list? Any guesses on what the least claimed Colorado 14ers on the list are? (click here for answer)

Introducing the Elevation Slider: a simple yet powerful map tool

Sometimes you just want a quick way to see the highest mountains in an area or peaks within a certain range of altitude. Now in peakery’s Map View you can filter all peaks by height with a simple Elevation Slider, the first of its kind on the web. It lets you quickly see peaks within a given range of elevation by letting you set a minimum height as well as a maximum height. You can also toggle between feet and meters.

Elevation Slider showing all peaks over 13,000 ft

Play with the slider a bit and you’ll quickly get a great sense of how many peaks are within certain elevation bands. It’s a simple yet powerful map tool to help in your mountain explorations.

Get your personalized peakery 2011 Annual Report!

Your peakery Annual Report documents your year in the mountains. It’s a comprehensive summary including all of your claimed peaks and summit logs from 2011.

To view your report, go to the Reports tab on your profile and click the link. Then we’ll send the report to your email address.

Top 5 new things on peakery

1. Bigger photos & maps

We’ve optimized peakery for larger screens with bigger photos and maps. Now browsing peaks is better than ever.  We also added a slideshow for peak page photos to let you flip through photos faster.

Note: if peakery doesn’t fit on your screen, hit control-minus twice in your browser and it should look right.

2. Enhanced your profile

Your peakery profile is your home when not in the mountains.  Your mountain shrine.  Given its importance, we’ve been constantly improving it.  Some notable changes:

  • see all your claimed peaks in List, Map, and Photo views (click the Peaks claimed stat)
  • a new photo page showing all photos you’ve added (click the Photos stat)
  • see unique peaks claimed vs. total claims
  • see your Most claimed peak
  • Peak List filters to see All, Claimed, and Unclaimed peaks for each list
  • see comments from summit logs in the Comments tab
  • new Reports tab with your peakery 2011 Annual Report

3. Map of claimed vs. unclaimed

A simple yet powerful enhancement to the peakery Map view. Now when you go to Find Peaks and click the Map view, all of your claimed peaks will show up with green markers.  Also at the bottom of the map you can now see photos of some of the peaks you’ve claimed.Use these new features to discover unclaimed peaks and easily get a sense of how thoroughly you’ve explored a region.  Find out the closest unclaimed peak to your home… and then get out there and claim it!


4. Over 10,000 corrections

peakery aims to create the largest, most accurate collection of the world’s mountains. Thanks to the combined efforts of all peakery members, over 10,000 data fixes have been made since our last update.

With over 325,000 peaks on the site, we still need your help!  If you see an error or missing piece of info, please click the ‘See an error? Report it here’ or the ‘help improve info’ links on any peak page.  Also, if you want to add a missing peak, click the Add peak link in Find Peaks.


5. Now with 49 Peak Lists

Peak lists provide challenging goals for mountain enthusiasts of all technical abilities.  peakery continues to add famous, popular, and challenging peak lists from around the world.  Now featuring 49 lists it was time to add a directory to better organize them by region.  Also we revised each peak list page to show your progress at the top.

Some of the new lists:

Other new stuff:

  • Added this blog featuring the latest updates from base camp.
  • Added prominence and alternate names fields for peaks. You can add this info to any peak that’s missing it.
  • Revised ranking stats on Leaders page to be based on peaks claimed not total claims
  • News: added All filter; summit claims now show excerpts of users’ trip reports.
  • List view: shows multiple peak lists per peak; search improvements (accents etc.).
  • Added some territories to the world directory
  • Speedier search and faster database.
  • An Easter egg on the homepage.