Help peakery reach new heights!


We’re looking for an experienced developer to join us in building  peakery into the leading mountain climbing and hiking site on the web.

If you’re looking for a fun place to apply your dev skills and love the outdoors this is a great opportunity to mix the two passions. We can be really flexible to meet what you’re looking for.

  • Ideally you have full-stack experience building other web apps using our stack of Django and Postgres but far more important is a demonstrated passion and proficiency with coding in general.
  • Can be a shorter-term engagement or a much longer-term one depending on what you’re looking for. For the right person, we’re flexible!
  • We see a huge phase of development coming up ASAP. After that there will be ongoing work opportunities as peakery continues to grow and expands onto mobile.
  • Would be best if you’re based in the SF area (we just moved from Seattle last week!), but we’re definitely open to a remote working relationship.

If you’re interested, hit us up at

peakery members: please forward this post to your developer friends. If you help us find someone we’ll send you a fresh batch of peakery stickers (and start cranking out new improvements for you faster!). Thanks a ton.

Past, present, and future of peakery


peakery member Justin Raphaelson from Massachusetts recently interviewed peakery founder Scott Kendall about the origins of peakery and where it’s headed.

Check out the full interview on Justin’s blog.

peakery is happy to support Justin’s cross-country roadtrip that started today. Along the way, he plans to tackle an impressive list of peaks across the American West. Look out for his summit logs coming soon. Here are some of the peaks he plans to climb in his ambitious itinerary:

Good luck Justin!

Top Contributors, data cleanup, better region pages

Here are the Top 5 new things on peakery:

1.  New! Top Contributors page
top peakery contributors

A new place to recognize our members’ vital contributions to improving the quality of peakery’s peak information.  The long-term goal of peakery is to include accurate information for every peak in the world… from stats to summit logs. The Top Contributors page is a permanent shrine to recognize our top 50 members as they work to make peakery a better resource for everyone.

2. Data cleanup: added regions to 100,000(!) more peaks

updated regions in peakery

Part of a huge, ongoing data cleanup effort. Around 150,000 peaks out of 330,000 were missing a sub-region (doh!), so now we’re down to 50,000 without a sub-region.  We’ll continue to chip away at this.  In the meantime, we’ve updated the regional height ranks for all peaks on the site.

3. See the most/least summited peaks in each region

Now on each region page (like Italy or Colorado) you can sort peaks by most summits and least summits (in addition to sorting by elevation and name).  Lets you quickly get a sense of which mountains are most “popular” in a region… or which ones are off the beaten path.

4. Design tweaks

The site design is gradually evolving to be simpler and better organized.  We plan to keep improving the design over time.  If you have any design feedback/ideas please let us know, we could use the help.


5. New Peak Lists
Now featuring 79 peak lists from around the world.

Washington Mountaineers Everett Peaks

Colorado Bicentennial 13ers (work in progress)
Italy Apennine 2000m peaks (work in progress)

Know any good ones we should add?

Souped up peak search & maps

Recently we took a fresh look at 2 of the core parts of the peakery experience:

  • searching for peaks
  • browsing peaks on maps

We worked through a long list of improvements focused on just these 2 things.  Here are the highlights:

Better searching for peakssearch-results2

  • See the total number of summits for each peak.  If you search near a location, it’ll show you a list of the most summited peaks in a 100 mile radius.  A great new way to hone in on the popular peaks to climb wherever you are (or want to go).
  • See prominence for all peaks.  Still missing for a lot of peaks — please help out and add to make peakery even more useful!
  • Sort by any column.  The default sort order is total number of summits.  Click any other column label to change the sort.
  • Filter search results by elevation and prominence. Quickly refine your search with these filters.
  • Handles non-English peak names (diacritic marks such as accents, umlauts, etc.).
  • Searches across alternate peak names too.


Better map browsing

  • Integrated an awesome topo map layer for the entire US called Caltopo.  Just select the ‘Topo (US only)’ from the map options dropdown to see peaks with a whole new level of detail.


  • Quickly see the total number of summits to-date by hovering over any peak marker on the map.


  • Map no longer loads in twice — super annoying bug fixed.

We hope you find these changes useful.  Please let us know if you uncover any bugs or have more ideas on how to keep improving searching & map browsing on peakery.


Missing info? Errors?

If you see any missing or incorrect info (like elevation, prominence, range, etc.), please help improve peakery by submitting edits.  Just click the ‘edit info’ link in the Snapshot box on any peak page.  Thanks for the help!



What’s next

We’re in the midst of huge improvements to the underlying peak data.  And a lot of bug fixes.  In the meantime, get out there and summit some peaks!

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)