Peak Bagging in Britain


Peak Bagging is an activity when hikers, climbers, and mountaineers attempt to reach a set list of summits. The need for sensible lists led to developments in the Prominence Theory as the lists consisting of independent mountains in general are more challenging and attractive than those compiled of clustered peaks which are higher than a particular elevation.

Historically, the UK outdoor enthusiasts have been the most active in peak bagging. Due to modest elevations of the mountains the activity was often referred to as hill bagging. Nevertheless, the UK scenery doesn’t lack epic beauty and mountaineering challenges.

The Great Outdoors 40 Finest Mountains

Here are the most known lists for peak baggers on the British Isles: the Munros, Murdos, Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds, Furths, Hewitts, Nuttalls, Wainwrights, Birketts, Marylins, Simms, Deweys, Hardys, HuMPs, and TuMPs.

Today, we add a new category into the PeakVisor app. The Great Outdoors 40 is the most recent addition of Britain’s 40 Finest mountains. Look out for the new shiny icon of the finest mountains and collect all of them. Who’s the first to complete the list? There are just 40 of them.

Send us your photos with the finest peaks identified and let us know how it has been.

For those who are far from the UK we have other peak categories to challenge yourselves. There are 13ers and 14ers in the US, there are Top 10 and Top 50 in the Alps, finally there are Ultra prominent mountains all over the world!

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