We have selected Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia as the world's very best website on Mountains.

The Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia website is a comprehensive resource on mountains and mountaineering published by Interactive Outdoors Inc of Aspen, Colorado, USA. The website is organized into the following main sections: Search, All Peaks, All Ranges, Add-a-Peak, Gear Store, Book Store, Summit Logs, Photos, Cams, and Highest.

The database contains over 2500 peaks. For each peak there is at least one high resolution photograph, a narrative description including climbing difficulty and tips, and data on height, latitude, longitude, location, year first climbed, convenient center, and nearest airport. In some cases there are many high resolution photographs; for example the article on the Matterhorn has 21 photographs.

There is a geographical search facility, where users can zoom into areas within a map of the world. The locations of peaks are shown with markers, which can be clicked on to get the article on the peak. There is also a Photo Gallery with more than 1700 photographs, and a section with links to five live mountain webcams.

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