What is it about?

This research is about cartographic mistakes on maps, guidebooks and summit signs and its impact on tourism.

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Why is it important?

Findings show that true peak altitudes range from a few and up to several hundred metres from the altitude recorded in some sources.


We checked only a few summits but there are possibly other cartographic misrepresentations and inaccuracies in scores of popular peaks around the globe, and rectifying erroneous information this is vital to peak-bagging visitors.

Dr Yana Wengel
Hainan University

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This page is a summary of: Peak-bagging and cartographic misrepresentations: a call to correction, Current Issues in Tourism, September 2020, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2020.1812541.
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