Top maps, peak baggers, track sharers and route uploaders of 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, I would like to thank everyone for supporting Social Hiking and for sharing their adventures, big and small, with the world on Social Hiking. It has been a great year, with over 100,000 km of hikes shared, and 2013 promises to be even better. I would like to wish everyone a happy new year!

As an end of year treat, here are the details of the top maps, peak baggers, track sharers and route uploaders of 2012 (using the publicly accessible stats on user profiles – private maps are excluded unless the user has chosen to include them).

[If you want to share your stats for the year, there is a twitter icon next to the stats on your user profile – please note the stats for the year get reset at 00:00 on 1st January 2013 – UK time!]

Top maps of 2012

For a while now, I have been experimenting with a mechanism of sorting maps using a fairly complex ranking system (if you are a supporter, this is the order maps are displayed on the browse-able map). There are a number of factors involved, however most of them are related to features not yet implemented, so it is primarily linked to the number of downloads (if the map is featured and/or has a description, it gets a boost).

The maps below are the top 10 maps of 2012 – please note that only maps that started in 2012 have been included (sorry Jilly!)

  1. PilgrimChris – My Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela #PilgrimChrisCamino
  2. DaylightGambler – Opening walk of The Games Way: Weymouth to Durdle Door
  3. InSearchOfCloud – The Three Peaks of Yorkshire
  4. iomadh – Pedal For Scotland
  5. GridNorth – Coast to Coast by Foot & by Packraft
  6. UKJeeper – (10 miles) 1st MTB ride in over 5 years!
  7. Leerockwell15 – Skiddaw and a few fells behind
  8. iomadh – Edinburgh to Bathgate
  9. Ride4Care – Ride4Care – Sponsored Ride
  10. si_pops – YOGi’s Ride the Tour

Top peak baggers of 2012

The automatic peak bagging feature of Social Hiking is one of the most popular on the site, and we have a lot more improvements planned for 2013. Here are the list of the users who have bagged the most peaks in 2012:

  1. Leerockwell15 – 235 peaks
  2. FlintyRich – 133 peaks
  3. nickbramhll – 102 peaks
  4. atkypne – 90 peaks
  5. InSearchOfCloud – 88 peaks
  6. Martinthehills – 87 peaks
  7. hendry670 – 75 peaks
  8. alistairpooler – 74 peaks
  9. AndyLukeUK – 63 peaks
  10. Si_Bailey – 61 peaks

Top track sharers of 2012

Here are the list of users who have shared the most tracks on Social Hiking in 2012 – either live or via a GPX track upload:

  1. InSearchOfCloud – 110
  2. richardvahrman – 81
  3. andybryant – 76
  4. UKJeeper – 69
  5. DragonWalk2012 – 59
  6. justin_norman – 53
  7. julieshort – 53
  8. Smirnie71 – 49
  9. PilgrimChris – 49
  10. hendry670 – 41

Top route uploaders of 2012

The ability to upload routes was originally added to enable users to add a route layer to their live maps to show their planned route, however some users also use the feature for sharing some of their favorite hikes and routes. Here are the top route uploaders of 2012:

  1. PilgrimChris – 116
  2. WalkWales1027 – 74
  3.  lcottereau – 62
  4. CapeNorthAdventure – 50
  5. daylightgambler – 14
  6. FlintyRich – 13
  7. Leerockwell15 – 10
  8.  Barneybear – 10
  9.  JackSnr – 9
  10. pm_sheff – 8
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6 Comments on "Top maps, peak baggers, track sharers and route uploaders of 2012"

  1. Dean Read says:

    I better up my game in 2013 🙂

  2. daylightgambler says:

    Me too Dean!

    It is not really about the numbers, but thought it might be fun to have a few end of year lists!

  3. Martin says:

    Nice 🙂

  4. PilgrimChris says:

    Top Map and Top Route Uploaded!
    Wow!
    Need to up my game on Sharing Tracks though 😉
    As for Peak Bagging – happy if I make the Top Ten next year 🙂

    Long live #ShareYourAdventure

  5. Alex Atkinson says:

    Happy days. Keep up the excellent work, all the best for 2013.

  6. daylightgambler says:

    Thanks Alex!

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