Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record
Walkers and Hikers have been classifying UK mountains ever since Sir Hugh Munro first created his list of 'Munros' in 1871 - usually with the intention of climbing to the top (or 'bagging') them all.
There are a surprisingly large number of systems for classifying the Mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. The most popular are:
The Wainwrights in The Lake District,
Peak Bagging in any of these mountain groups will keep most people busy for decades to come - so all you have to do is pick one and start 'peak bagging' for yourself.
To see your current Mountain and Hill Bagging Record Stats - click here. (NB. Must be logged on)
But why bother ticking off mountains tops as you walk them?
Working your way through a list of English, Scottish or Welsh Mountains gives added purpose to your walking. It offers measurable results (peaks & mountains 'bagged') while suggesting new places to walk and explore that you may not have otherwise considered (peaks & mountains yet to be 'bagged').
In any event if it gets you out and into the hills - then that is reward in itself.
OK, count me in - how do I start recording & saving My Personal Peak Bagging Record (MPBR)?
LOG ON and select your first mountain from any of our detailed Mountain Information Pages (such as The Wainwrights, The Mountains in England, The Nuttalls in England, The Deweys in England, The Mountains in Wales, The Nuttalls in Wales, The Munros in Scotland, The Murdos/Munro Tops in Scotland, The Corbetts in Scotland, The Grahams in Scotland, The Donalds in Scotland, our A to Z or Search).
The Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills you have already bagged have a green circle with a white tick and the date underneath - the ones you have yet to climb have a red circle with 'not yet' written in it. To change the mountain status from not bagged to bagged (or to change the date or details) simply click on the icon & follow the on-screen instructions.
You can record which Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills you have climbed, when you bagged them, who you went with, the route taken, what the weather/conditions were like and any other comments you might want to make to remind you of your fantastic day in the hills.
You can also access your MPBR via go4awalk Mobile. This means you can quickly & easily record, edit and view your peak bagging achievements whether you are at home/work on your desktop computer or in the pub/at the top of a mountain with your iPhone, HTC Android or Blackberry Smart Phone.
You can also download your MPBR as a .csv file and import/save with your favourite spreadsheet software (like Excel or NeoOffice) to keep a copy of Your Personal Peak Bagging Record as an off-line back-up.
How can I view my progress?
In lots and lots of really useful ways. For example, if you decide to walk, climb & conquer all of the 214 Mountains and Hills in The Lake District known collectively as 'The Wainwrights' you will be able to record and review which ones you have bagged:
- On an overview of The Wainwrights in The Lake District
- On a detailed list of All 214 The Wainwrights in Height Order
- On a detailed list of All 214 The Wainwrights in Alphabetical Order
- On a simple, one page list of All 214 The Wainwrights in Height Order
- On a simple, one page list of All 214 The Wainwrights in Alphabetical Order
- On an interactive map of All 214 The Wainwrights
Important: Since some of the Wainwrights in The Lake District are also classified as English Mountains (Hewitts) (eg Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Skiddaw . . .) your English Mountain (Hewitt) Bagging Record will automatically be updated as well so you do not have to enter any information twice or three times.
How about viewing My Peak Bagging Progress in smaller chunks or areas?
No problem. If the thought of walking and climbing hundreds of Mountains & Hills seems a bit daunting, you can tackle, record and review your Personal Peak Bagging Record Progress in smaller chunks.
If you are bagging the Wainwrights, you could tackle, record and review them by each of the 7 Lake District Areas starting with The 27 Wainwrights in The Central Fells Area in Height Order
On a list:
or on an interactive map:
(The example below shows The 30 Wainwrights in The Southern Fells Area - which includes Scafell Pike.)
What about seeing just the Mountains, Peaks, Tops & Hills I have bagged to date?
You can see & edit your personal list of the Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills you have already walked, climbed & conquered using:
- See your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Stats in Date Bagged Order
- See your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Stats in Mountain Height Order
- See your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Stats in Alphabetical Order
. . . and even download it as a .csv file so you can open it and save it on your computer using regular spreadsheet software such as Excel or NeoOffice.
Not only that but to make it all even easier . . .
It does not matter which go4awalk.com page you are on when you record your Mountain, Peak, Top of Hill as officially 'bagged' - your browser will automatically return to the page you were on without having to trawl your way through lots of menus and links.
Can I view my Personal Peak Bagging Record on my iPhone, iPod Touch, HTC Android, Palm or Blackberry?
Your Personal Peak Bagging Record is also available via go4awalk Mobile so you can view, edit and record your Peak Bagging Exploits anywhere you have access to the internet whether your are at work of at home on a desktop computer or in the pub chatting with your friends/at the top of a mountain using your smart phone.
How much does it cost?
To activate Your Personal Peak Bagging Record uses just 1 credit. Once activated, you can view, edit, add to and download Your Personal Peak Bagging Record as often as you like for FREE providing your account remains in credit.
For more details about go4awalk.com Accounts and what they can be used for see How it works / The Benefits of being an Account Holder.
Which Mountain and Hill Lists and Interactive Maps can I access?
All the popular Peak Bagging Lists are available now.
- The Wainwrights in The Lake District,
- The English Mountains (Hewitts),
- The Nuttalls in England,
- The Deweys (Hills) in England,
- The Welsh Mountains (Hewitts),
- The Nuttalls in Wales,
- The Munros in Scotland,
- The Murdos/Munro Tops in Scotland
- The Corbetts in Scotland,
- The Grahams in Scotland and
- The Donalds in Scotland
Other Mountains, Peak, Top and Hill lists such as Bridgets, Corbett Tops, Graham Tops and Marilyns are planned along with lists and google maps of all sorts of useful Mountain, Peak, Top and Hill Classifications like UK County High Points and The Lakeland 100.
Fantastic. How do I get My Personal Peak Bagging Record started?
What your fellow Peak Baggers think . . .
The views expressed by contributors to this discussion are not necessarily those held by go4awalk.com.
“I am an experienced hill walker who has tried just about every peak bagging and tick list recording system available on the internet. This one is without doubt the best. More power to your elbow G4AW.”
Mark Wainwright, Manchester
“Just started recording which mountains I have walked up using this site and it is really easy. Love the way it seems to know which page I was on and goes straight back there. Keep up the good work!”
Julia Childs, Hull
“Great system. Being able to track you progress with Google Maps is a great idea and really useful. Just completed Wainwright 115 so less than 100 to go!”
Donald Harris, Bradford